May 17, 2021 Housing Action Coalition

Housing Action Coalition to Convene Hundreds of Housing Leaders and Advocates for May 26 Spring Symposium Presented by Facebook


Nonprofit’s 15th Annual Spring Symposium, “Building Momentum,” will Showcase the Growing Movement for More Equitable, Affordable, and Inclusive Housing Across the Bay Area, California, and the U.S.


San Francisco, CA – May 18 2021 – On Wednesday, May 26 from 11:45am to 1:30pm, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) will bring together hundreds of pro-housing organizations, elected officials, and neighbors to hear from local, state, and national leaders about new opportunities and strategies for alleviating the Bay Area and California’s housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crisis. HUD Senior Advisor for Housing and Services Richard Cho will also discuss the Biden Administration’s national initiatives to Build Back Better when it comes to advancing new solutions to address the nation’s accelerating housing crisis. 

Thanks to the generous support of Facebook, the Presenting Sponsor of Spring Symposium, the all-virtual program is free and open to the public. Anyone may register for a complimentary ticket here.

With the theme of Building Momentum,” HAC’s Spring Symposium will feature four critical conversations with elected officials, housing experts, and thought leaders discussing the latest developments and innovations aimed at making housing more affordable, accessible, and abundant across the region, state, and country:

  • Building Back Better: How Can the Federal Government Help Transform Housing? with HUD Senior Advisor for Housing and Services Richard Cho.
  • Committing to Missing Middle Housing with Facebook State Policy Director Michael Matthews and TMG Partners CEO Michael Covarrubias
  • Mayoral Roundtable: Local Leadership & Regional Collaboration with San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo
  • Media Roundtable: Innovating Across California and Beyond with VOX Politics and Policy Fellow Jerusalem Demsas, Los Angeles Times Housing Reporter Liam Dillon, and KQED Housing Reporter Molly Solomon and moderated by HAC Board Member and Initialized Capital Partner Kim-Mai Cutler

“The Bay Area and California’s considerable housing challenges can only be solved if the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors work together,” said Michael Matthews, Policy Director at Facebook. “Facebook is fully committed to being a part of the solution, and helping to facilitate productive and honest conversations that lead to real action.”

“There’s never been a more interesting and dynamic time to be part of the pro-housing movement and this year’s Spring Symposium program reflects today’s growing momentum for tackling our longstanding housing challenges with new and more systemic solutions,” said Housing Action Coalition Executive Director Todd David. “We deeply appreciate Facebook for serving as our Presenting Sponsor and supporting our efforts to educate, inspire, and activate all those who want to be part of accelerating change in their neighborhoods, cities, and states.”

About the Housing Action Coalition 

The Housing Action Coalition (HAC) is a member-supported nonprofit that advocates for building more homes at all levels of affordability to help alleviate the Bay Area and California’s severe housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crisis. Our wide-ranging members include affordable and market rate home builders, architects and designers, engineers and attorneys, labor unions and public educational institutions, nonprofits and urban livability organizations, neighborhood associations, startup and grown-up tech companies, and individuals who want to be part of solving our region and state’s housing challenges. While our “big tent” coalition represents a diverse array of sectors and viewpoints, we all share the common conviction that key to solving our displacement and affordability issues is building more well-designed, well-located, environmentally-sustainable homes for more residents of all income levels. For more information, visit and connect with HAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Deborah Schneider, HAC Communications Director

415.637.3686 |

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.


Chloe Meyere, Facebook Communications

408.806.2470 | 


Housing Action Coalition

The Housing Action Coalition is a member-supported non-profit that advocates for the creation of well designed, well-located housing at all levels of affordability. We believe more housing means more choices and better solutions.

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