Welcome, introductions, and land acknowledgement 9am-9:20am.
Panel 1: A Call for Successful Community Conversations
NIMBYism is one of the most dreaded words in affordable housing development and often results from and contributes to community discord. Community opposition has delayed and even derailed new affordable home developments. In this panel we will highlight strategies that nonprofit developers and others have used to overcome opposition and build community trust.
Panel 2: A Call for Involvement – Creating New Resources
11:00 am-12:15 pm
In the coming year there will be several opportunities to support state and local initiatives to increase funding for affordable housing development. In this panel we will hear from proponents about the most important actions being considered and how SHA and its members can help support and lead these initiatives to give us the best likelihood of their success.
Keynote Lunch Discussion and Q&A:
Dr. Margot Kushel, director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, A Call for Dispelling Misperceptions 12:30-1:45pm
Dr. Kushel will share the results of a comprehensive study of the causes and consequences of homelessness in California, as well as recommended policy changes for successfully addressing it. This is a perfect opportunity to be inspired by evidence-based practice and scalable solutions based on work informed by people with lived experience.
Panel 3: A Call for New Language
Successful campaigns often depend on our ability to reach neighborhood residents, voters and elected leaders with stories that resonate. People want to hear clear solutions to the complex problems of homelessness and the high cost of housing. In this panel we will learn about successful messaging campaigns that can help guide us in persuasively talking about homelessness and housing solutions. We will also consider how to use our new language to shape and inform effective polling and campaigning for our local housing revenue campaign.
Panel 4: Sacramento Mayoral Candidates Q&A
The next mayor of Sacramento will play a pivotal role in advancing solutions on affordable housing and homelessness. We will hear from each of the candidates about their specific policy ideas for addressing homelessness, increasing resources for more affordable housing in our city, inclusionary zoning, and the role of affordable housing in addressing racial equity.