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Rebuilding Wealth Through Homeownership

The Two Hundred hosted a series of conferences from 2016-2017 titled Rebuilding Wealth Through Homeownership. The purpose of these conferences was to have an educational discussion on the current policy and economic factors affecting homeownership for low income communities of color and the methods and strategies need to employ to address this serious problem. There was no charge for participating in the conference and lunch was provided.

Riverside

February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am
2060 University Avenue Riverside, CA 92507

Welcoming Remarks by Councilmember Andy Melendrez and Councilmember Mike Gardner

Panelists included:

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner Holland & Knight
  • Emilio Ramirez, Deputy Director, Community & Economic Development, City of Riverside
  • Curtis Miller, Community Lendingand Investment manager, Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services
  • Jezabel Jimenez, AVP – Business Relationship Manager, East West Bank
  • Jordan Levine, Economist, California Association of Realtors
  • Gabe del Rio, President, Springboard CDFI

Read the agenda from the Riverside conference


San Jose

December 9, 2016 at 9:00 am
1065 La Avenida St Mountain View, CA 94043

Welcoming Remarks by Mayor Pat Showalter

Panelists included:

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner Holland & Knight
  • Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Rob Lapsley, President, California Business Roundtable
  • Paul Campos, Sr. Vice President, Building Industry Association
  • Graciela Aponte – Diaz, Director of California Policy, Center for Responsible Lending
  • Matt Regan, Senior V.P. Public Policy, Bay Area Council Housing
  • Kevin Zwick, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Trust of Silicon Valley

Read the agenda from the San Jose conference


Sacramento

Welcoming Remarks by Mayor Elect Darrell Steinberg

Panelists included:

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner Holland & Knight
  • Ben Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency
  • Rob Lapsley, President, California Business Roundtable
  • Dr. Jesse Ortiz, Superintendent, Yolo County Office of Education
  • Bill Heartman, President, Sares-Regis Group of Northern California, LP
  • Matt Regan, Senior V.P. Public Policy, Bay Area Council

Read the agenda from the Sacramento conference


San Diego

July 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm
404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114

Welcoming Remarks by State Senator Ben Hueso (invited)

Panelists will include:

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner Holland & Knight
  • Sunne Wright McPeak, President & CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund
  • Orson Aguilar, President, The Greenlining Institute

Read the agenda from the San Diego conference


Fresno

June 9, 2016 at 9:00 am
550 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710

Panelists included:

  • Miguel Arias, Chief Information Officer, Fresno Unified School District
  • Rich Hernandez, Board Member, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner at Holland & Knight and leader of the West Coast Land Use and Environment Practice Group
  • Matt Regan, Senior Vice President Public Policy, Bay Area Council Housing Committee
  • Carol Ornelas, CEO, Visionary Home Builders of California
  • Orson Aguilar, President, The Greenlining Institute

Read the agenda from the Fresno conference


Oakland

May 16, 2016 at 8:30 am
3301 E. 12th Street Oakland, CA 94601

Welcoming remarks by Annie Campbell-Washington, Vice Mayor, City of Oakland

Panelists included:

  • 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 included:

  • 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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