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Sonoma Vintners pledge funds for housing.

The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation has announced a pledge of $600,000 toward the development of an affordable housing community comprised of modular cottages for individuals and families that lost their homes or were otherwise displaced by the October 2017 wildfires. The money will come from the foundation's Hamel/Fogerty Fund, and the group Homes for Sonoma will receive the gift. Homes for Sonoma is collaborating with architects, businesses and local planning officials to create neighborhoods of compact cottages clustered around outdoor communal areas, a soccer field and shared garden. The group is working with the cities of Santa Rosa and Windsor to establish such a community. The group's goal is to raise $4 million and build 40 cottages and has also received donations from North Bay Fire Relief and the International Interior Design Association. "Even before the fires, Sonoma County was a tight housing market. Our vision for modular homes not only meets the immediate housing needs of those impacted, but can also be part of a long-term solution," said Aaron Jobson, architect and a member of the group's executive committee.

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Date:May 1, 2018
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