2013 Housing Heroes Awards
This year's Housing Heroes marked SFHAC's most successful event to date. On September 25th, we filled Hotel Whitcomb with 250 members of San Francisco's housing community. We were honored to present the Housing Hero Award to Mayor Ed Lee for his advocacy of Prop. C, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Oz Erickson of Emerald Fun received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of building badly-needed housing for all San Franciscans. Thank you to our over 80 sponsors for their tremendous and support and to all those who attended. Check out some photos from the evening.
2013 Housing Forum
This year's Housing Forum, "San Francisco's Housing Crisis: Can the Tech Boom Help Us?" took place at the W Hotel on May 14th. The SFHAC hosted a reception followed by a moderated, but lively panel to discuss the implications of the city's tech boom on the housing market. The theme was spurred by an article from SF Magazine, the co-host for the event, that explored the connection between the rising housing prices and influx of tech jobs. This provocative topic helped create a passionate and insightful discussion between our moderator and panelists.
Our speakers included:
Moderator: Jon Steinberg, Editor-in-Chief, SF Magazine
2012 Housing Heroes Awards
Each year, the SFHAC bestows its Housing Hero Award on remarkable individuals recognizing their commitment to creating, advocating, and promoting housing solutions for all San Franciscans. In 2012, we honored housing legend Ron Miguel with a lifetime achievement award and unveil the 2012 Housing Heroes and gear up for another year of fighting the good fight in 2013. We are truly grateful for your support of SFHAC and your participation in the Housing Heroes. The Housing Hero Award went to Don Falk for his leadership at TNDC for the last eighteen years. The other two nominees were Oz Erickson and AFL-CIO, also heroes in their own right.
SFHAC and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Waterfront Bike Tour
Join the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a fun evening of biking and learning! This bike tour will meet at the Ferry Building and have four stops with great professionals involved in the development of our City's waterfront.
DATE: Wednesday, June 20th
TIME: Meet at 5 and roll out at 5:15 ending at 6:15, 6:30-7:30 happy hour
LOCATION: Meet at Ferry Building, end at La Mar for a great happy hour with great complimentary appetizers and drinks for purchase!
NOTE: Bikes available to rent at the Bike and Roll base of the Hyatt and Bike and Roll and have agreed to extend hours in order for riders to complete the full tour.
STOPS AND SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Pier 70: Diane Oshima from the SF Port
800 Indiana Street - Build Inc and Michael Yarne
Seawall Lot 337
Ferry Building: Leah Shahum, ED of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to give a talk about the EmBIKEadero plan
Finish Line - La Mar Cebichería Peruana, Pier 1.5 The Embarcadero
This will be an intimate opportunity to hear about the latest waterfront projects from the professionals deeply involved with the development of the Embarcadero, Piers and Protrero Hill. Be sure to be there, you do NOT want to miss this one!
2012 Housing Forum
This year's housing forum, "Housing After Redevelopment: What It Means for San Francisco" took place at PG&E's auditorium on April 11th. The SFHAC hosted a moderated panel discussion that examined how to get affordable housing moving again after the abolishment of redevelopment agencies in California. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and all who participated and helped make the 2012 Housing Forum a success!
The speakers were:
Keynote: Mayor Ed Lee
Moderator: Michael Yarne, Office of Economic Development and Workforce Development, Development Advisor
2011 Housing Heroes Awards
Each year, the SFHAC bestows its Housing Hero Award on remarkable individuals recognizing their commitment to creating, advocating, and promoting housing solutions for all San Franciscans. Thank you for all who participated and helped make the 2011 Housing Hero Awards a success!
The 2011 Housing Hero Awards went to:
The Housing Hero Awards honor the exceptional contributions made by key players in the Treasure Island and Parkmerced projects, two of the largest and most ambitious developments in SF's recent history. The approval of these landmark projects will truly advance "the creation of well-designed, well-located housing, at ALL levels of affordability, to meet the needs of San Franciscans, present and future."
2011 Housing Forum
This year's housing forum, After the Fall: Stimulating New Housing Production took place at PG&E's auditorium. The SFHAC hosted a moderated panel discussion that examined how to get housing moving again after the recent economic crash. The panel was comprised of:
Thank you to our wonderful panelists, moderator and attendees for making the 2011 Housing Forum a great success and we hope to see you at next year's event!
2010 Housing Heroes Awards
Each year, the SFHAC bestows its Housing Hero Award on exceptional individuals recognizing their commitment to creating, advocating, and promoting housing solutions for all San Franciscans.
This year's Housing Hero Awards honored the enormous contributions made by three exceptional members of the housing community that turned the Hunters Point Shipyard project, one of the largest and most ambitious in San Francisco's history, into a reality. The recent approval of this landmark project by the Board of Supervisors means we can now turn our attention from an idea to actual construction, thanks to the extraordinary efforts and teamwork of Kofi Bonner, Michael Cohen, and Supervisor Sophie Maxwell.
2010 Housing Forum
Last year's housing forum, Crisis and Opportunity: New Housing Solutions for SF’s families and middle class took place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The SFHAC event featured national and local experts discussing the silver lining of the current economic crisis, affordable housing for SF’s middle class, and new ways to create livable neighborhoods. The panel was comprised of:
2009 Housing Forum
The 2009 housing forum, After the Fall - Charting a New Course for Housing took place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The SFHAC hosted a panel discussion that examined the current economic crisis and the impact on development in San Francisco. The panel was comprised of:
2008 Housing Heroes Awards
Thank you to everyone who came out for the 6th Annual Housing Hero Award Luncheon on Wednesday, July 16th. We had a great turnout to honor this year's housing heroes: David Baker and Daniel Solomon.
2008 Housing Forum
This year's housing forum, A New Generation of Housing Leaders in San Francisco, took place Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Mission Bay Conference Center. The SFHAC hosted a panel discussion with four new City leaders, moderated by Larry Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy. The panel was comprised of: