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BOOST Participant–San Joaquin Valley

Beacon Participant Profile

About San Joaquin County:

The San Joaquin Valley spans a large area of Northern California’s Central Valley. It has a high population density and is growing rapidly because of its proximity to the Bay Area. San Joaquin County encompasses the cities of Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy, as well as dozens of census-designated places and unincorporated communities.San Joaquin County faces many challenges, such as homelessness and housing, a jobs-housing imbalance, and health-related risks due to our changing climate.

  • Population: 704,379 (2010)
  • Location: San Joaquin Valley
  • Area: 1,426 square miles
  • Disadvantaged community: 5-25%
  • Poverty rate: 17.1%
  • Median household income: $57,813
  • Language other than English spoken at home: 41.2%

BOOST Activities:

  • Facilitate relationship building and partnerships among local jurisdictions of the San Joaquin region on housing and homelessness and to convene experts and strategic partners to build the capacity, skills, and knowledge needed to develop solutions.
  • Provide outreach assistance focused on increasing the interest and understanding of housing and homelessness.
  • Host a community engagement event to bring in partners, local leaders, and organizations together and discuss the results of the BOOST effort.

BOOST Successes:

In response to COVID-19, ILG worked with SJCOG to pivot the partnership from a focus on homelessness to securing additional funding for the region. In order to meet regional needs, ILG partnered with SJCOG to submit an application for a $7 million Sustainable Transportation Equity Project implementation grant. The application was successful and the funds will be used to add electric bikes, electric cars, EV chargers, mobile ticketing technology and workforce development to the City of Stockton. The goal is to improve air quality and address community transportation needs. ILG will continue its partnership with SJCOG through the grant over the next three years to provide public engagement support for the project. 

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