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Magnitude 8.0 Housing Crisis Destroys Bay Area Communities Near the Epicenter

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm PDT
The San Francisco Foundation
|1 Embarcadero Center , Suite 1400 | San Francisco, CA
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The Bay Area is reeling from an economic sea change which has driven an enormous demand for housing! The result, as we all know, is displaced people, changing communities, and huge impacts on the children, families, and those communities that we care about!

As a result of astronomical increases in housing, many residents spend over half of their income on putting a roof over their heads and this is not even for homeownership—it's for rent!

We’re also seeing individuals and families being pushed out of their homes. The twin phenomenon of runaway housing prices and evictions is leaving our communities with difficult decisions: Buy food or pay rent? Stay put or move out? Basic survival should not be a question.

The negative impact of the housing crunch is resulting in an era that is further marginalizing our low-income communities and populations of color.

Join Us To:

  • Evaluate the magnitude of and threats from the issue
  • Hear from Oakland and San Francisco neighborhoods regarding their challenges and victories
  • Learn about solutions-based approaches and how  funders can play a role

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members and non-member funders.  If you are not a NCG member, please register by


Karen Chapple, Professor of Regional and City Planning, UC Berkeley (Urban Displacement Project)

Alex Desautels, Program Manager, The California Endowment

Luis Granados, Executive Director, MEDA

Olis Simmons, Executive Director, Youth Uprising

Malcolm Yeung, Deputy Director, Chinatown Community Development Center