Posted by Earl Murray on Jul 27, 2018
Frank Thompson, pictured on the right with Rotary President Earl Murray Jr. was the guest speaker at Friday morning’s meeting. 

Frank is a housing consultant for Affordable Housing Development. He talked about a proposal to build affordable housing near the Mission Hills Shopping Center.

Frank talked about how restricted the shopping center is on what can be built there. There are a number of laws that restrict developers from building on the property. A proposal he is currently working on is to build low-income affordable housing next to the shopping center. There is land to building approximately 70 single units for those who qualify. The units would be high quality in design and available to house single consumers.

The plan is for consumers with disabilities that qualify to occupy these units. They would have to go through a qualification process such as verify their documented disability, check income, current and previous landlords for references, etc. The price to rent these units would be affordable to those who qualify.

This proposal is in the early planning stages and has to go through the planning committee, the environmental committee, and other logistical steps moving forward. This could take some time for an approval to build.

Frank has worked in the industry for 39 years and some of his previous housing projects in Lompoc California are Cypress Court, Rainbow Plaza, and Parkside Garden.

The Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village thanked Frank for a very informative talk.