The typical California household devotes more of its income to housing than does the typical household in the rest of the US, and housing consumes a particularly large share of low-income Californians’ budgets. Furthermore, access to housing in good neighborhoods is essential to key outcomes, from job opportunities to quality education and health.
For a workshop at Policy Insights 2016, experts will discuss the underlying causes of California’s expensive housing, how limited access to affordable housing affects different segments of the population, and what policy solutions may exist to improve the situation. Jennifer Ito, Project Manager for USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Board Member of the California Budget & Policy Center, will be moderating this session, titled Why Is Housing So Expensive in California and What Can Be Done About it? Panelists include:
- Chris Benner, Executive Director, The Everett Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Jed Kolko, Independent Economist and Board Member, California Budget & Policy Center
- Matt Schwartz, President and CEO, California Housing Partnership Corporation
We hope you can join us at Policy Insights on March 9, 2016, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Our conference will feature a variety of other timely sessions on tax and budget policy, criminal justice, education, and much more. For an updated list of panelists, visit our registration page.
Early-bird registration ends Friday, February 19, 2016, so register today.