Since 2017, members of our local San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI SF) have been working hard to foster innovative solutions to the Bay Area housing crisis through ULI SF's Housing the Bay initiative.


Housing the Bay has brought together partner organizations, industry and public sector leaders, and global experts to share bold ideas and strategies to catalyze healthy, sustainable, and affordable housing options for everyone who lives and works in the Bay Area. Our members and partners have co-created two well-attended Summits and numerous lead-up events, tours, and workshops focused on breaking down barriers and finding lasting housing solutions for the Bay Area.


Last year's 2019 Summit featured inspiring presentations by Dr. Michael McAfee, CEO of Policy Link, Calvin Gladney, CEO of Smart Growth America, Tyrone Poole, Founder and President of One App and Lisa Bender, President of the Minneapolis City Council.   A diverse group of innovators and entrepreneurs did lightening round presentations of their innovative solutions to address our housing challenges. The Summit's closing panel  featured a dynamic panel of four California mayors who are working hard to address housing solutions in their cities.  


The 2020 Housing the Bay Summit will be held on June 2 at the beautifully designed SF Jazz Center in San Francisco. We hope you can join us to innovate, collaborate and act together  to ensure that more people in the Bay Area have homes they can afford and we can maintain the Bay Area’s quality of life for everyone. 


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