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Everyone who lives in the Bay Area is affected in some way by the high cost and limited supply of housing, particularly housing that is affordable to our family members and workers. The San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute launched Housing the Bay, a ULI SF member-driven initiative to foster innovative solutions to the Bay Area housing crisis in the realms of financing, building costs, policy, and the public process.

In collaboration with key non-profit partners, ULI SF sponsored the first Housing the Bay Summit in March 2018 to focus on innovative solutions in the realms of housing finance, construction, community acceptance and public policy.  Speakers from around North America engaged in conversations on lessons learned, successful case studies, and best practices with local Bay Area leaders.

Over the past two years, ULI members have been working across the Bay Area on a variety of policies and programs to address housing, including supporting the regional CASA effort to protect, preserve and produce housing. CASA has convened a diverse, multi-sector set of partners in the Bay Area to identify and act upon game-changing regional solutions to the Bay Area’s chronic housing affordability challenges. As presented at the recent Housing the Bay program on the CASA Compact, Bay Area leaders have agreed upon a regional compact that will provide a roadmap leading to tangible housing solutions at the regional and state levels.

We hope that you will join us for our next full day Housing the Bay summit on May 10th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco where we will review innovative housing initiatives across the Bay Area and and learn from best practices across the world to develop and preserve affordable housing.

The ULI Housing the Bay Steering Committee is co-chaired by ULI members Eric Tao of AGI and Libby Seifel of Seifel Consulting.