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“For Michael Lane, the case for building more housing is not an emotional appeal nor is it an analytical argument. It’s both.

With more than two decades worth of experience as a self-described “houser,” the policy director for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California said he finds the most effective way to reach consensus is a balanced, thoughtful approach.

“We have to explain how to build community,” said Lane, who is also board president for the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County.

Though his responsibilities are broad, Lane works in the trenches to advocate in favor of building more housing under an attempt to combat the affordability crisis while also improving the local quality of life….”


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