Housing affordability in the Bay Area reached a crisis point long before the COVID pandemic, reaching back even before the dot com boom in the early 2000’s, with rent and housing prices spiraling from lack of supply, highlighting the ever widening gap between those who could afford to keep calling the Bay Area home and those who have been priced out of the region entirely. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, and even though rent has dropped substantially, the core challenges of affordable housing remain. Join our upcoming Bay Area Impact webinar on Thursday, January 21 at 11am as Sindy Spivak, Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking for Bank of America moderates a discussion on the implications of the shortage of affordable housing for the economy, education, business, equity and the average Californian, as well as potential solutions.
– Daniel Adams, Vice President, Mixed Income and Affordable Housing, Sares Regis Group
– Carol Galante, Faculty Director & I. Donald Terner Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Planning, UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation
– Cynthia Parker, President & CEO, Bridge Housing
– Matt Regan, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Bay Area Council