Hack the Housing Crisis

A conference to innovate solutions that address the need for affordable housing in San Francisco

 

This event was live streamed and recorded: http://sfpublicpress.org/housinghack/livestream.

 

DATE — Friday, June 13, 2014

TIME — 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

LOCATION — The Impact Hub, 901 Mission St., San Francisco

RSVP — purchase tickets via eventbrite

QUESTIONS? — housinghack {at} sfpublicpress {dot} org

Please join us for a conference to innovate solutions that address the need for affordable housing in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Workshops will explore creative ideas for improving access to housing and encourage collaborations among diverse stakeholders.

The event will convene community members and experts in a variety of fields, including urban planning, tenants’ rights, transportation, residential construction, communal living, real estate, finance, architecture and design, and city planning administration.

Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Press and Shareable, and hosted by the Impact Hub.

All conference tickets include breakfast, lunch and the closing reception. Tickets for the closing reception are available for guests who cannot attend the full conference.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds: To request a sponsored ticket, send an email to info [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org.

Learn about how the Public Press and Shareable are covering the topic of affordable housing in Creative Solutions to San Francisco's Housing Crisis.

Tell us which housing solutions should be discussed at the conference.

Schedule

  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. — Check-in, continental breakfast and networking.
  • 9 to 9:15 a.m. — Welcome and introductions.
  • 9:15 to 9:35 a.m. — Keynote presentation: Corey Cook, associate professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, and director of the university's Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
  • 9:35 to 10:45 a.m. — Rapid-fire presentations from experts in a variety of fields, including urban planning, tenants’ rights, transportation, residential construction, communal living, real estate, finance, architecture and design, and city planning administration.
  • 10:45 to 11 a.m. — Coffee break.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Second round of rapid-fire presentations from experts.
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Lunchtime discussion and signup for teams focusing on solutions presented by experts or alternatives offered by conference attendees. Lunch sponsored by FeelGood.
  • 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. — Break-out groups expand upon solutions. Teams develop ideas for legislation, sketches, models, mobile apps, business plans or other inspired works.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. — Mixer and presentation of new solutions. Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.

Speakers

  • Jeff Adachi — San Francisco Public Defender
  • Ophelia Basgal — regional administrator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Kevin Casey — chief executive officer, New Avenue Homes
  • Corey Cook — associate professor of politics, University of San Francisco; director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
  • Mark Hogan — architect, Mark Hogan Architect
  • Andrew Hyder — developer relations engineer, Code for America
  • Christine Johnson — commission chair, San Francisco Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure
  • Howard Koenig — chief executive officer, ZETA Design + Build
  • Fernando Martí — co-director, Council of Community Housing Organizations
  • Tim McCormick — founder, Houslets
  • Betsy Morris — principal, Planning for Sustainable Communities; cohousing coach, Cohousing California
  • Sammie Rayner — business development and operations, HandUp
  • Bruce Wolfe — vice president, San Francisco Community Land Trust
  • Yi Zhang — social innovation programs director, VIA at Stanford University

We are conferring with additional experts about the event. This list will be updated as additional speakers are confirmed.

Conversation Leaders

  • Raines Cohen — Northern California regional organizer, Cohousing California
  • Jodie Medeiros — deputy director, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

We are conferring with additional conversation leaders. This list will be updated as they are confirmed.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available with exclusive branding and additional benefits. For details, please contact Mery Miguez — mmiguez {at} sfpublicpress {dot} org.

Recommend an Expert or Conversation Leader

If you would like to give a rapid-fire presentation about an affordable housing solution, lead a break-out group, recommend an expert or learn more about this conference, contact Lila LaHood — lila {at} sfpublicpress {dot} org.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors and Conference Host:

 

San Francisco Public Press logo

The San Francisco Public Press is a local news website and newspaper dedicated to enriching civic life in San Francisco by delivering public-interest journalism to broad and diverse audiences through print and interactive media not supported by advertising. Learn more at sfpublicpress.org

 

 

Shareable logo

Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation. It’s a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which old, top-down institutions are failing to address. Learn more at shareable.net

 

 

Impact Hub logo

EVENT HOST: Impact Hub provides community, space and events for people taking collaborative action for a better world. Learn more at ImpactHUBBayArea.com

 

 

FeelGood logo

LUNCH SPONSOR: FeelGood is a nonprofit youth movement working to end global hunger. With 23 college campus chapters, FeelGood students gain knowledge and skills to run a successful social enterprise — a grilled cheese deli — to raise money and support for hunger eradication. Learn more at feelgood.org

 

Craigconnects, led by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is about calling attention to and connecting good, effective nonprofits and other organizations who get the job done. Craigconnects.org

 

 

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New Avenue Homes        

 

 

 

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Additional Food and Beverage Sponsors: