County of Marin - News Releases - Workforce Housing JPA

For Immediate Release
August 03, 2023

Recruitment Open for new Workforce Housing Board

Marin County Supervisors seek applicants for two-year terms

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San Rafael, CA – People who live in Marin County and are interested in the creation of workforce housing are encouraged to apply for positions on a new public board that will facilitate such development projects.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, August 18, for two-year terms on the Marin County Workforce Housing Public Financing Authority, a new joint powers authority (JPA) between the County and the Office of Education. A JPA is an entity created and funded by multiple agencies for the common good of all participants.

The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to create a JPA in November 2022 to support a new development of 250 rental apartments for lower-income workforce housing, which will be called Oak Hill Apartments. The development will provide new homes for public school employees and County workforce on an unused parcel of state land near Larkspur Landing in Larkspur.

Creation of more affordable housing options has been a top priority for the Board of Supervisors, which recognizes that Marin has one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States.

The Supervisors seek applications from people who live in Marin County to join board members representing the County of Marin and the Marin County Office of Education. Strong candidates for the board will have experience or interest in one or more of the following categories:

  • workforce or affordable housing
  • outreach and community engagement
  • financing, bonds, or other revenue streams for development
  • property development and construction
  • purchase or acquisition of property
  • leases, contracts, receivables
  • architectural design

The Workforce Housing JPA will be comprised of three (3) members appointed by The Board of Supervisors. All Marin residents with an interest in serving on the Workforce Housing JPA are encouraged to apply, especially those that have been historically underrepresented such as people of color, women and people with disabilities. In addition, there are no minimum age or length of residency requirements to apply for the Workforce Housing JPA Board. Stipends are available for appointed members who self-certify to a household income below the County self-sufficiency standard.

Interested parties can apply online, call (415) 473-7331, or obtain a paper application from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Suite 329, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael CA 94903.

Those looking to apply for affordable housing options are encouraged to visit the Doorway Housing Portal, a program of the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority.


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Ariel Espiritu Santo
Assistant County Administrator
County Administrator's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 325
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-2408
Email: Ariel Espiritu Santo
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