October 13, 2021 Housing Action Coalition

Housing Action Coalition to Honor Bay Area Leaders at October 13 “Housing Heroes” Awards Presented by Reuben, Junius & Rose

Nonprofit’s 19th annual awards ceremony celebrates visionaries, trailblazers, and risk takers for making exceptional contributions to creating more housing at all levels of affordability, and fostering more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities across Bay Area. 

San Francisco, CA – On Wednesday, October 13 from 5pm to 6pm, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) will present four “Housing Heroes” awards to individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to creating more housing at all levels of affordability, and fostering more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities across the Bay Area. 

Thanks to the generous support of Reuben, Junius & Rose (RJR), the Presenting Sponsor of HAC’s 2021 Housing Heroes Awards, the one-hour virtual awards ceremony is free and open to the public. Anyone may register for a complimentary ticket on HAC’s website at: sfhac.org/event/19th-annual-housing-heroes-awards.

California State Senators Scott Wiener, Nancy Skinner, and Dave Cortese, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, and Richmond City Councilmember Claudia Jiménez will present honorees with their awards. HAC and RJR are proud to celebrate this year’s Housing Heroes:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Berkeley City Council for paving the way to end exclusionary zoning and allow for multi-family homes to be built across the city.
  • 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.  

“This year’s Housing Heroes exemplify the strong, creative, and visionary leadership that is essential to solving the Bay Area and California’s housing challenges,” said RJR Partner and HAC Board Chair Daniel Frattin. “They’re an inspiring reminder that real progress is possible and that everyone has a role to play in making our region and state more affordable, equitable, and inclusive.”

“The pro-housing community has more wins to celebrate this year than ever before and our 2021 Housing Heroes are at the forefront of accelerating change in our cities and across California and beyond,” said Housing Action Coalition Executive Director Todd David. “We deeply appreciate Reuben, Junius & Rose for their longstanding support in elevating and celebrating our honorees and inspiring pro-housing advocates everywhere.”

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 www.sfhac.org and connect with HAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Deborah Schneider, HAC Communications Director
415.637.3686 | deborah@sfhac.org

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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