Community Calendar

June 27, 2017

SPUR: How Many Homes Should We Have?

The Bay Area’s housing shortage has led many residents to cite affordability as the top issue facing the region. With most voters supporting additional housing, how much does the Bay Area actually need to build? How much needs to be subsidized and for whom? Where should we build? Join NPH Regional Planning & Policy Manager Pedro Galvao to discuss these questions and more as the panel attempts to grapple with one of our region’s most pressing concerns.   Learn more.    
January 24, 2019

How the State Is Changing Local Housing Decisions

In 2017, the California state legislature passed SB 35, providing a path for streamlining housing approvals in cities that have not met their housing targets. That bill, along with the threat of greater state legislation, is proving to be a catalytic lever in the local approvals process, especially at key Bay Area sites like Cupertino’s Vallco Town Center and the Brisbane Baylands. Hear about how this tool is being used from several stakeholders who are pushing housing development forward.  Find…
February 5, 2019

Making Affordable Housing Truly Affordable

It is no surprise that so-called affordable housing units in the Bay Area are far from actually affordable, primarily due to the exorbitant costs associated with building them. In our current housing shortage, these escalating costs are at odds with our need to produce homes quickly. What stands in the way of truly affordable construction? Is it possible to escape these continually escalating costs through changes in policy, innovative construction materials or new architectural forms? Hear from architects and developers…
February 13, 2019

CASA Means Homes

In 2018, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission convened a group of Bay Area housing experts and stakeholders to discuss housing solutions for the region. The result, the CASA Compact, is a package of policies being moved forward in 2019 with the goal of increasing housing production, preserving existing affordable housing and protecting vulnerable populations from displacement. Come learn more about the compact and what it might mean for Oakland and the East Bay. + Fred Blackwell / The San Francisco Foundation +…