Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

Beyond May Affordable Housing Month! 40 Years of Rent Control: Panel and Reception

Stay engaged beyond May’s Affordable Housing Month!

Join the Eviction Defense Collaborative, one of the oldest and most comprehensive anti-displacement direct service providers in the nation, to mark the 40th anniversary of the passage of San Francisco's Rent Ordinance. Panelists will discuss the history of rent control in SF; its impact on the city and region; and what's ahead for San Francisco and California. Keynote speaker will be organizer and author Cleve Jones. Panelists will include former San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim; Deepa Varma, San Francisco Tenants Union; Leah Simon-Weisberg, Centro Legal de La Raza; Lupe Arreola, Tenants Together; and Polly Marshall, one of the original drafters of the Rent Ordinance. Panel and reception will be hosted in the Twitter Building, in Downtown San Francisco. Tickets sales close June 10th; nonprofit staff ticket packages available. 

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2VjUXQw.  For questions, please contact Aileen Joy, aileenj@evictiondefense.org.

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May
17
11:30 AM11:30

EDEN HOUSING PAULINE WEAVER SENIOR APARTMENTS GRAND OPENING

Join Eden Housing for a live band, photo booth, and tours of the Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments, the new affordable community of 89 senior rental homes within a block of the amenity-rich Mission Blvd corridor and including a community room with a kitchen, a common courtyard with BBQs and community gardens, a computer lab, and bike storage.

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

HOUSING HUDDLE SUMMIT

Over the past year, SV@Home has been convening Housing Huddles to learn from a diverse group of community members how housing issues are impacting people from all walks of life across our County. Join with peers and representatives from different backgrounds and sectors for the first Housing Huddle Summit, to share your own ideas and meet new partners. Community members will help set the agenda and contribute to the discussions based on your own experiences. 

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May
16
10:00 AM10:00

PANEL: HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR ARE TACKLING THE DISPLACEMENT OF LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Learn about efforts underway in the City of Oakland and Alameda County to address displacement of low income tenants and homeowners through provision of legal services and financial assistance. Program models will be presented, early-stage outcomes and lessons learned will be discussed.

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

FILM SCREENING - "RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION"

The City of San José Housing Department invites you to attend a film screening and discussion about the history of racism in America and policies and practices that helped create segregated suburbs and an enduring racial wealth gap. The film, an excerpt from the 2003 PBS documentary Race the Power of an Illusion, will be followed by a panel and audience discussion about how this history plays out today in Silicon Valley and efforts that are underway to give voice to racial equity concerns about housing and more.

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6:30: Welcome

Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Director of the San Jose Housing Department

6:40: PBS Documentary Film: Race the Power of An Illusion (Episode III)

7:45: Panel and Audience Discussion

Adolpha Cole / Candidly Speaking: Conversations Across Cultures
Poncho Guevara / Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Services
Matt Warren / Western Center on Law & Poverty
Moderator: Jacky MoralesFerrand

8:30: Adjourn

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May
15
10:30 AM10:30

PASEO ESTERO AND VISTA ESTERO GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION

Come celebrate as we break ground on new affordable housing communities in Oakland. Paseo Estero and Visa Estero at Brooklyn Basin are best practice models for bringing much-needed affordable housing to a major metropolis: prime city site transforms Oakland’s waterfront with an intentionally designed mixed-use, mixed-income, intergenerational and inclusionary community that is highly livable, highly walkable, beautifully designed and will be an asset for generations to come!

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