Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 9:15 AM to 3:15 PM PST
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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building 
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500

Sacramento, Ca, 95814 

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Kathy Brown 
Capitol Weekly 

California Housing Crisis 

Join Capitol Weekly for CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS.  This day-long conference will be held on February 8, 2018, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.

Half the state’s households struggle to afford the roof over their heads, and homeownership in the state is at its lowest rate since the 1940s. Dwindling inventory and market forces beyond regulatory control have caused skyrocketing prices in many areas. Homelessness is at levels never before seen in the state. Is lack of housing creating a vast underclass and a two-tier society? 

What can be done to ease the crisis? Incentives to builders? Changes to zoning/regulatory rules to expedite construction? Would tax system changes help?: Split roll? Repeal of Proposition 13? This program will look at new legislation and other proposed solutions.

Senator Jim Beall will deliver the keynote.

Other confirmed speakers include:

Rob Weiner, California Coalition of Rural Housing
Veronica Beaty, Sacramento Housing Alliance
Matt Regan, Bay Area Council
Anya Lawler, Western Center for Law and Poverty
Michelle Daugherty, Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California
Tyrone Buckley, Housing California
Brian Uhler, Legislative Analyst's Office
Brian Hamlin, California YIMBY
Erika Smith, Sacramento Bee
Richard Lyon, California Building Industry Association
Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times
Katy Murphy, San Jose Mercury News
Ron Kingston, California Political Consulting Group
Mike Madrid,California Latino Economic Institute
Matt Levin, CALmatters

A full list of speakers will be posted soon.

Regular registration fee is $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.
No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue.
Contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.
Special $99 rate for California state government staff.
CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS will be held from 9:15AM – 3:15PM, Thursday February 8, 2018 at Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, Room 500, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.
For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at (916) 444 7665 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.net.
For Registration information contact Kathy Brown at (916) 444 7665 or kathy.brown@capitolweekly.net.
For questions about content, please contact John Howard at (916) 444-7665 or john.howard@capitolweekly.net.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, KP Public Affairs, California Professional Firefighters, Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California, Capitol Advocacy, Western States Petroleum Association, California YIMBY, The California Channel and The California Center.