Join Capitol Weekly for CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS.  This day-long conference will be held on February 8, 2018, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.

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Half the state’s households struggle to afford the roof over their heads, and homeownership in the state is at its lowest rate since the 1940s. Dwindling inventory and market forces beyond regulatory control have caused skyrocketing prices in many areas. Homelessness is at levels never before seen in the state. Is lack of housing creating a vast underclass and a two-tier society?

What can be done to ease the crisis? Incentives to builders? Changes to zoning/regulatory rules to expedite construction? Would tax system changes help?: Split roll? Repeal of Proposition 13? This program will look at new legislation and other proposed solutions.

A full day of speakers (including Senator Jim Beall; Rob Weiner, California Coalition of Rural Housing; Veronica Beaty, Sacramento Housing Alliance;  Matt Regan, Bay Area Council; Michelle Daugherty, Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California; Tyrone Buckley, California YIMBY, Brian Uhler, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Erika Smith, Sacramento Bee; Richard Lyon, California Building Industry Association; Katy Murphy, San Jose Mercury News, Ron Kingston, California Political Consulting Group, and many others TBA.) will discuss the scope of the crisis and possible solutions. A full list of speakers will be posted soon.

Register by Monday, January 22, 2018 to receive the Early Registration rate of $149. Registrations received after January 22 will pay the regular registration fee of $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.

No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.

Special $99 rate for California state government staff.

CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS will be held from 9:15AM – 3:15PM, Thursday February 8, 2018 at the SBCTC Conference Center, 1231 I Street, Suite 302, Sacramento, CA 95814, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, KP Public Affairs, California Professional Firefighters, Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California, Capitol Advocacy, Western States Petroleum Association, State Building & Construction Trades Council of California, California YIMBY, The California Channel and The California Center.

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