San Francisco

Economic Inequality and Housing

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Couldn't attend in person? Listen to the broadcast recording of this event.

It’s not news anymore: The Bay Area has a housing crisis in need of urgent action. Homelessness is increasing exponentially, low-income workers are forfeiting the majority of their monthly income to rent and affordable homes continue to be in short supply throughout the region. Leaders from every sector have designed proposals, sponsored bills and launched coalitions to tackle the issue, but can these solutions outpace the problem and the income inequality at its core? In part one of a three-part series, we’ll discuss the complexities of the housing crisis, its proposed solutions, the impact of Prop. 13 and more. Co-presented by KQED.

+ Fred Blackwell / San Francisco Foundation
+ Karen Chapple / UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation
+ Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR
+ Mina Kim / KQED



SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


free for SPUR and KQED members
$10 for non-members 

Pre-registration suggested. Limited on-site tickets will be available.

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