More often than not, interpersonal relationships make the difference between affordable housing proposals sailing through the entitlement process or dying a painful death of delay. For this panel, affordable housing experts from a range of industries will discuss strategies housing activists can use to build and leverage their relationships with city staff and elected officials to promote affordable housing. This panel would orient housing activists toward productive, collaborative involvement with local policymaking processes.
Panelists will discuss how attendees can identify “swing votes” and “housing champions” on city councils and then effectively build constructive relationships with those electeds to support affordable housing. Panelists come from a range of industries that work closely with cities and their leaders, including affordable housing developers, planning consultants, and pro-housing elected officials.
When: Thursday, March 2 | 12pm – 2:00pm PT
Where: Zoom Webinar
Moderator: Jeremy Levine, Policy Manager for the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County
- Vu-Bang Nguyen, Consulting Housing Strategist at Community Planning Collaborative
- Nevada Merriman, Director of Policy at MidPen Housing
- Rick Bonilla, Former Mayor, City of San Mateo
Deadline: Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm PT
If cost is an issue, please email NPH Events and Fund Development Associate Andrew@nonprofithousing.org. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.