Join Capitol Weekly for CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS. This day-long conference will be held on February 28, 2019, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel. Our keynote speaker will be Senator Scott Wiener.

Governor Newsom has made the state’s Housing Crisis a central focus of his new administration, signing an executive order to spur affordable housing development, setting aside $1.75 billion in the budget for new housing production and asking the Legislature to look at ways to protect renters from out-of-control rent increases. Newsom has set a goal of building 3.5 million new units by 2025 to help meet the demand. Even if he succeeds, will that be enough?

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9AM introductions


9:20-10:30 PANEL 1, The Governor’s Proposals
Moderated by Liam Dillon, LAT
Carolyn Coleman, League of California Cities; La Shelle Dozier, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency; Zack Olmstead, California Department of Housing and Community Development; Jason Baker, Silicon Valley Leadership Group


10:45-11:55 PANEL 2, The Homeless Crisis
Moderated by Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters
Asm. David Chiu; Adrian Covert, Bay Area Council; Karen Erickson, Catholic Charities of the East Bay; Anya Lawler, Western Center on Law and Poverty; Chris Martin, Housing California


Noon – 1PM
Keynote: Sen. Scott Wiener
Introduced by John Howard, Capitol Weekly


1:05 – 2:15PM PANEL 3, Long-Term Solutions
Moderated by Randol White, Capital Public Radio
Debra Carlton, California Apartment Association; Vanessa Carter, USC Dornsife Center; Dan Dunmoyer, CBIA; Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego; Asm. Buffy Wicks


CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS will be held in Sacramento on February 28, 2019. Click here or call 916 444 7665 for more information.

Registration rate is  $199, and includes lunch and all conference materials.  Special $99 rate for California state government staff. 

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

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