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The Political Dynamics of Housing

June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $20

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We all know that the Bay Area is facing an urgent crisis in housing. From 2007 to 2014 the nine Bay Area counties issued permits for only 57% of the housing needed to keep up with population growth. Since January 2011 the region has created five times more jobs than housing units.

Everyone seems to agree there is a problem, and there is general consensus about the solution set — so why is it so hard to get anything done? Who are the players and what do they want? Are there any breakthrough legislative efforts underway, and how might we support their passage?

This event will explore these questions, and include a forward-looking, solutions-oriented conversation about how we can break the deadlock. Kim-Mai Cutler will give an overview of housing’s political landscape. She’ll be speaking with:

  • Gloria Bruce, East Bay Housing Organizations Executive Director

  • AnMarie Rodgers, SFPlanning Senior Policy Advisor

  • Victoria Fierce, East Bay Forward Organizer

  • Rev. Damita Davis-Howard, Oakland Community Organization

  • Eric Tao, Developer and CEO of AGI Avant

This event is organized in partnership with SF YIMBY.

Food and drink will be served.

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