AMI CHEN MILLS: So we have affordable housing needs within our homeless population that are somewhat different from people who are like working, have their families together. We have all these different levels of need. And so we need to be looking at county land parcels in terms of where we could possibly build low-income housing. My preference is to work with nonprofit housing developers. And I’d be working with Housing Santa Cruz County, I imagine. And I actually have a whole parcel list that someone gave me.
And I think what we have to do is spread these out throughout the county, not just District 3. So we have to look at where the land is in District 3. And then once you have county land that you can build on, you have to get your maximum return on that land. Right?
So if we actually work with a for-profit developer, that means we need to make sure we have a solid covenant for low-income housing, or affordable housing. And that’s something that I would not be interested in working with for-profit developers who we can’t get really solid agreements from.
So we really need to look at things that can be quick, I think, and where we can be ready to go.