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?

PANEL 1, The Governor’s Proposals
Moderated by Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times
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

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

Keynote: Sen. Scott Wiener

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 was held in Sacramento on February 28, 2019.

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