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19th Annual Housing Heroes Awards
October 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate our 2021 Housing Heroes! If you missed our live awards program, or wish to relive the experience, you can watch the video above or view it on HAC’s YouTube channel.
From ending exclusionary zoning and dismantling systemic racism in housing, to creating new homes for low-income and middle-income residents, this year’s Housing Heroes exemplify the bold, visionary, and tenacious leadership that is essential to accelerate change across the Bay Area and beyond.
Congratulations again to our 2021 Housing Heroes, and many thanks to our special guest presenters!
Professor john a. powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, for his visionary efforts to illuminate and dismantle structural racism in housing and advance an “opportunity-based” housing model that connects affordable housing to education, health, health care, and employment. Presented by Richmond City Councilmember, Claudia Jimenez.
Leslye Corsiglia, Outgoing Executive Director of Silicon Valley at Home, for her longstanding leadership and stalwart commitment to making Silicon Valley housing more affordable, abundant, and inclusive. Presented by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, followed by a special appearance from California State Senator Dave Cortese.
DM Development for their pioneering project at 300 De Haro Street, the first mixed-income development in San Francisco to leverage SB 35 and California’s state density bonus to maximize naturally affordable housing. Presented by California State Senator Scott Wiener.
The Berkeley City Council (Lori Droste, Rashi Kesarwani, Terry Taplin, Kate Harrison, Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Ben Bartlett, Susan Wengraf, Rigel Robinson, and Sophie Hahn) for paving the way to end exclusionary zoning and allow for multi-family homes to be built across the city. Presented by California State Senator Nancy Skinner.
Thanks To Our Sponsors!
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Mission Housing Development Corporation
UC Hastings College of the Law
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
50 + 1 Strategies
Paulett Taggart Architects
Callahan Public Affairs