A Place to Call Home
Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation
Tony Salazar, President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar
Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, "Truth Be Told," KQED Radio; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator
Sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation as part of the People, Power, Place Series, which addresses access and equity in the Bay Area.
The Bay Area is in the midst of an unprecedented housing crisis. The way that we deal with this crisis will have repercussions for generations to come. Across the Bay Area, everyone is feeling the effects, but none more than the 1 million working families—predominantly people of color—living below the poverty line. Without significant coordinated intervention, the housing crisis threatens to displace more than 1.5 million people in the Bay Area and erode the diversity, cultural vitality and spirit that make the Bay Area a successful, prosperous and resilient region.
Despite the obvious challenges, there is growing awareness among elected officials, policymakers, business leaders and the general public of the magnitude of the region’s housing crisis, and we have seen significant willingness among all of these groups to take action.
In this forum, we will hear from experts in government, the housing industry, and the nonprofit community about how to ensure that all residents in the Bay Area have a safe, affordable place to call home.
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