While the Bay Area has been Sheltering in Place, SFHAC and BayHAC have been hosting virtual webinars with insiders and elected officials to keep our members and the public up to date with the latest housing news.

What is California Doing About Housing? — July 17th, 202o

The California State Legislature was set to debate hundreds of housing bills before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In the weeks since, the state’s budget situation has radically shifted, but the housing shortage, as well as widespread housing insecurity, still underlies many of the challenges faced by Californians. Fortunately, the Bay Area’s state legislators remain stalwart housing champions, so join them for a conversation about what they think can be accomplished in Sacramento this year.

East Bay Town Hall with Asm. Wicks and Asm. Bonta — May 20th, 202o

State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks and State Assemblymember Rob Bonta for a virtual Town Hall Wednesday discussed housing and construction in the East Bay, local, regional, and statewide responses to the pandemic, and more.

A Conversation with Jason Elliott and Kate Gordon — May 15th, 2020

Jason Elliott (Governor Newsom’s top housing and homelessness advisor) and Kate Gordon (Director of California’s Office of Planning and Research) joined moderator Graciela Castillo-Krings of Sacramento Advocates to discuss the status of housing goals and the state’s budget.

The State of Subsidized Affordable Housing with Sam Moss — May 8th, 2020

Mission Housing Executive Director Sam Moss provides a detailed breakdown of subsidized affordable housing in San Francisco.

SFHAC Housing Townhall with Sen. Wiener, Asm. Chiu and Asm. Ting — April 22, 2020

The San Francisco delegation joins SFHAC’s Executive Director Todd David to discuss housing policy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regulatory Committee: Safety on the Housing Construction Job Site — April 17, 2020

HAC’s Regulatory Committee hears from multiple guests on measures being used to ensure safety on housing construction job-sites.

Local, State and Federal COVID-19 Responses — April 15, 2020

David Garcia from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley details the COVID-19 responses at the federal, state and local level.

A Conversation with SF Planning Director Hillis and SF DBI Interim Director O’Riordan — April 8, 2020

SF Planning Director Rich Hillis and Department of Building Inspection Interim Director Patrick O’Riordan answer permitting, application, and construction questions.