An open house workshop Thursday in Stockton will allow community members to give suggestions and ideas about encouraging additional housing within the city.

The city of Stockton’s Community Development Department will be hosting the event on Nov. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium’s south hall.

According to the city, last year Stockton received funding from the San Joaquin Council of Governments — the planning, financing and coordinating agency for the region — to help with planning efforts to increase housing capacity and production.

Interpreters for Spanish-speaking attendees will be present at the workshop.

Along with a citywide analysis, city officials said they will create specific neighborhood action plans focused on three neighborhood areas: South Airport Corridor, Little Manila/Gleason Park, and Cabral/East Cabral.

The action plans are intended to eliminate barriers to housing construction and recommend actions and strategies for each location, according to the city.

Information about upcoming meetings can be found on the city’s website.

Victoria Franco is a reporter based in Stockton covering San Joaquin County for Bay City News Foundation and its nonprofit news site Local News Matters. She is a Report for America corps member.