Scheduled for March 3 at the UC Irvine School of Law, the one-day event will explore the legal challenges facing housing strategies, including lessons from other states and the status of recently adopted and potential state legislation to come. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities®
California’s housing crisis continues to worsen as more than 30 percent of homeowners and nearly half of all renters spend more than one-third of their household income on housing. Populations critical to thriving cities — teachers, service workers and first responders — are at the forefront of the struggle and the state’s rate of homelessness remains higher than the national average.
Ben Metcalf, director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development will be the keynote speaker. The League’s Legislative Representative Jason Rhine will also present. Other speakers include:
- Celeste Stahl Brady, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth;
- Juliet Brodie, Stanford Law School;
- Jeree Glasser-Hedrick California, Debt Limit Allocation Committee;
- Shasta Greene, city of San Jose;
- Kathleen Head, Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.;
- Barbara Kautz, Goldfarb Lipman;
- Stephen Lewis, Santa Monica Rent Control Board;
- Steve Lefler, Modular Lifestyles, Inc.;
- Vanessa S. Locklin, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth;
- Nick Marantz, UC Irvine School of Social Ecology;
- Daniel Saver Housing Program, Community Legal Services East Palo Alto;
- Tony Sertich, California Housing Finance Agency; and
- Mark Stivers, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
The full program schedule
is available online.