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Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge

Special Forum on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bay Area housing and transportation policymakers, city planners, community and business leaders, housing developers and advocates are invited to attend a half-day event for a timely and important dialogue on the role that Bay Area local governments and regional agencies — as well as the state and federal government — can play in addressing skyrocketing housing costs and displacement of long-time residents.

Please join us at this special forum on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland.

Who should attend?

  • Elected officials and local agency staff 
  • Community and business leaders
  • For-profit and affordable housing developers
  • Advocates

This half-day forum will focus on:

  • Regional trends and community impacts
  • Common challenges and barriers
  • Local and regional strategies, solutions and implementable actions
  • Appropriate role for local jurisdictions, regional agencies, and state and federal government 

Participants will also break out into four smaller groups to discuss specific challenges and strategies for (1) San Francisco, (2) the Peninsula and South Bay, (3) the East Bay and (4) the North Bay. Your comments will help inform future discussions and actions.

Forum details:

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland (at 12th St. BART Station)

To view the preliminary agenda, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in this event. As of Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. we have closed registration in order to ensure we do not exceed the maximum occupancy allowed under fire codes, and so that we have sufficient space, materials and food at the event. The conference program, displays and other materials will be posted soon at

To learn more and register, please click here.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as part of the update to Plan Bay Area 2040.

Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance to participate? Please call (415) 778-6757 or 510.817.5769 for TDD/TTY three days in advance.

¿Necesita un intérprete u otra asistencia para participar? Por favor llámenos con tres días de anticipación al (415) 778-6757 o 510.817.5769 para TDD/TTY.

您是否需要翻譯員或任何其他幫助才能參加呢?請提前三天致電(415) 778-6757或聽障專線(TDD/TTY ) 510.817.5769

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