The San Francisco Affordability Crisis: How We Got Here and What Can We Do About It?
September 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
With the dissolution of Redevelopment and the unprecedented demands to live in San Francisco, the cost of housing in San Francisco are at and all-time high, while the production of below market rate housing is far out-paced by non-affordable options. With 70% of San Francisco’s rental housing stock falling under the rent control ordinance, these pressures have resulted in increasing of Ellis Act Evictions and other practices that reduce the affordable housing stock. The result has been public outcry of gentrification and predatory practices. Conversely, proponents of simple market principals of supply and demand critisize the City’s historically oppositional NIMBYs and their objections to simply letting developers build housing as a way out of the crisis.
Introductory Remarks: Adam Koval, Editor in Chief, SocketSite
Moderator: Oz Erickson, Chairman, Emerald Fund
Panel: Peter Cohen, Co-director, Council of Community Housing Organizations Tim Colen, Executive Director, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition Sarah Dennis-Phillips, Project Manager, SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development