This conference completes the series of leadership conferences held across the state.  Its purpose is to educate and add up to five hundred more minority and other community leaders into our housing policy and advocacy organization.  The conference features policy experts that discuss the impact of the housing shortage on California’s economy and its residents.  It details the obstacles to housing construction and how working together we can produce practical policy solutions to overcome them.


California Community Builders and housing advocates CA YIMBY, YIMBY Action, California Coalition for Rural Housing, California Forward, CAREB, Community Housing Opportunities Corporation, Ventura County Community Development Corporation, Korean Churches for Community Development/Faith and Community Empowerment, Capital Direct Funding, California Journal for Filipino Americans, Latino Builders Industry Association, Community Development Corporation, and the Inland Empire Latino Coalition are hosting a Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on housing and homeownership on January 25, 2018 at the City Club in Los Angeles. 200 community leaders will hear directly from the candidates what plans and ideas they have to address the housing crisis endangering California’s future economy.

The event will be on Facebook Live. Check out the Two Hundred’s Facebook page for more information:

The California Community Builders’ has begun implementing The Two Hundred Project, with a series of statewide homeownership mini-conferences titled Rebuilding Wealth through Homeownership to outreach to community leaders and advocates. The mini-conferences feature housing experts that discuss the impact the Great Recession and associated housing crisis had on the wealth of communities of color as well as the current obstacles to homeownership and home building today. The intent is to build a policy advocacy network that will support practical solutions to the current housing crisis as well as build public/private partnerships with community leaders, financial institutions, trade unions, developers and the real estate industry.

Friday, May 6th 2016

from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
at the Unity Council’s Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601

Welcoming remarks by Annie Campbell-Washington, Vice Mayor, City of Oakland
Panelists will include:

  • Lynette Gibson McElhaney, President, Oakland City Council
  • Roseann Torres, School Board Member, Oakland Unified School District
  • Adhi Nagraj, Director Northern California, Bridge Housing
  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner, Holland & Knight
  • Gregory R. McConnell, Executive Director, Jobs and Housing Coalition
  • Zachary Murray, Economic Equity Manager, Greenlining Institute
  • Carol Galante, Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley
  • Marietta Nunez, V.P. Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Claudia Cappio, Assistant City Administrator, City of Oakland
  • Alan Dones, Managing Partner & CEO, SUDA, LLC
  • Matt Regan, Senior V.P. Public Policy Bay Area Council Housing Committee

Moderators will include:

  • Don Perata, former President, California State Sentate
  • Joe Coto, former Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Herman Gallegos, Founder, National Council of La Raza
  • John Gamboa, Presidents, California Community Builders
  • Robert Apodaca, CEO, ZeZen Advisors

Read the agenda from the Oakland conference.

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