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Calendar | 2017

Below are events of interest for 2017. OWA sponsored events are in bold. If you would like to make additions, or corrections, to this calendar contact the Webmaster.

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Wed, Nov 8, 2017
6:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting + Elections

Save the Date!

The Annual Business Meeting and Steering Committee Elections is coming up on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

We will review the budget from this past year, pass the new budget and hold elections for new steering committee members. Food and drink provided.

Time: 6pm

MH Architects
2325 3rd Street, Studio 426,
San Francisco, CA 94107

Tue, Nov 14, 2017
6:00 pm

Accessory Dwelling Units

The realtor and residential designer, Loni Gray, will speak about The Accessory Dwelling Law and collective living.
Architects will share their process of design, permitting and/or construction and pricing of a few ADU projects. Each Planning and Building Dept. has developed slightly different guidelines on how to implement the CA mandate for ADU's to be allowed in all jurisdictions that went into effect in Jan. 2017.

From real-life, local experience, a few Architects will share the extra steps these kinds of projects require before and after the new ADU regulations were mandated in all jurisdictions in CA.

The event will take place on Tuesday November 14, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Rockridge Library (5366 College Avenue, Oakland 94618).

As place-makers and creators of our dwellings, we have a direct impact on how well our communities fare. And as women, we can bring a unique eye, mind and heart to nurturing today's real families and their real needs.

* Can we come to the table without assumptions about how to house
people, and grow beyond the cultural assumption and expectations?
* Can we use the needs of today's families to drive new design?
* Is it time for a new American Dream of housing, and what might
that look like?
* How can we use existing laws and policy to advantage, and do
meaningful work?

Loni Gray will talk about her champion clients and what they've taught her about how they want to live. She will explain how she uses existing policy and works to create financing and acceptance for new housing forms. Loni began in the 80's redesigning and rehabbing small condemned homes. During the recession she transformed single family housing into collaborative living environments, while also advocating for better shared housing policy. Loni looks across many industries for solutions.

Sun, Dec 10, 2017

OWADP Holiday Party

Location: East Bay

Time: 4-7pm

Gilda's House
1076 Arlington Blvd
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Please join us for the OWADP 2017 Holiday Celebration! Check back soon for additional information.

OWADP 2017 Steering Committee: Carol, Conyee, Cynthia, Hannah, Helen, Rebecca and Spring

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