Press Release: APA Award for Project Homekey
PROJECT HOMEKEY: AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION AWARD
The City of Stanton, in partnership with the County of Orange and Jamboree Housing, has been honored by the Orange Section of the American Planning Association with an Award of Excellence in Best Practices for Project Homekey
Stanton, Calif. (June 21, 2022): Each year, the American Planning Association (APA), Orange Section recognizes and celebrates outstanding planning work throughout Orange County. The APA Awards honors innovative plans and projects, distinguished individuals and other contributions to the planning profession. On June 16, the City of Stanton was honored at the 2022 APA Orange Section awards with an Award of Excellence in Best Practices for Project Homekey.
Project Homekey is a joint-effort between the City of Stanton, County of Orange and Jamboree Housing, who’ve partnered together to create 132 permanent supportive housing units in Stanton. To develop best practices, the City processed a zone change consistent with the General Plan to support permanent supportive housing as a permanent land use, streamlined the building permit and plan check review procedures and brought all involved parties to the table to ensure a comprehensive, efficient review process.
“The City prides itself on efficient and effective development practices and are honored to receive this award,” shared Mayor David Shawver. “Congratulations to the many awardees across Orange County.”
The City of Stanton is located in northwestern Orange County. With a population of more than 39,000 in 3.1 square miles, many residents enjoy the small-town community feeling. The City was incorporated in 1956 and has enjoyed growth and prosperity since that time. The City's motto - Community Pride and Forward Vision identifies Stanton as a place where innovation and pride in the community are an important aspect of life in Stanton.