New Approaches to Affordable Housing in Oakland

Lunchtime Forum

Photo by Sergio Ruiz

Sky high construction costs are driving the average rent for new apartments to a level out of the reach of hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents. Building subsidized affordable housing is one approach to dealing with this problem, but there simply isn't enough subsidy available to produce the quantity of units necessary to meet the demand. Is there a long-term solution in finding market-based approaches to building housing, without subsidy, at a price that more local residents can afford? Come hear from those who are trying to make this happen in Oakland.

+ Patrick Kennedy / Panoramic Interests
+ Thomas Cox / TCA Architects
+ Claudia Cappio / City of Oakland


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

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