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Affordable Housing, Homelessness, and Equity How do we move forward? You are invited to a free community discussion with two of the greatest thinkers, writers, and activists for fair and affordable housing in California.
Randy Shaw and Carol Galante Thursday, June 3 at 5:00 PM (PST)
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Executive Director,Marie Ciepiela, and SPUR Digital Discourse, invite you to a specialLibrary Laureates Virtual SalonfeaturingRandy Shaw, author ofGeneration Priced Out,in conversation withCarol Galante, UC Berkeley Professor and Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. They will discuss groundbreaking ideas, changing political landscapes, and continuing policy debates over affordable housing and solutions to homelessness.
Have COVID, racial reckoning, and a renewed call for equity created new opportunities?
What strategies and policies continue to be effective?
What barriers continue to stand in the way of solutions and change?
Randy Shaw is the author of Generation Priced Out (2020, University of California Press), a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of urban America. It offers specific strategies for cities seeking to improve affordability for working and middle-class residents. Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis, challenging progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality. Randy Shaw is the founding and current Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, a life-changing community organization that has led efforts to improve housing conditions in single-resident occupancy housing and defended the rights of low-income and displaced tenants in San Francisco for over 40 years. Shaw’s other books include The Activist’s Handbook and The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco. Carol Galante is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. She also co-chairs the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center of Real Estate and Urban Economics. As Faculty Director for the Terner Center, Galante oversees the Center’s work and co-leads the Center’s research agenda, supervising projects that identify, develop and advance innovative solutions in local, state, and federal housing policy and practice. Professor Galante teaches graduate courses on housing policy and community development, is the author of many journal articles, and is considered one of the most effective advocates for affordable housing legislation in California.
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