Education Workforce Housing in California: Developing the 21st Century Campus

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As home prices soar throughout the state, one of the most prominent groups impacted are educators. Teachers and staff working in public school systems across California are struggling to find affordable housing in and around the communities in which they work. That scarcity forces long commutes or, in some cases, the decision to cohabitate with colleagues in order to stay within close proximity to the school where they’re employed. And as housing affordability challenges create acute staffing challenges, more school districts are considering building workforce housing on land they own. Join us for a comprehensive overview of the potential for school district land across the state to be designed and developed for affordable housing for the education workforce and hear from a developer about what it takes to get this done.

  • Jeff Vincent / Center for Cities + Schools
  • Shazia Manji / Terner Center for Housing Innovation
  • Ruby Bolaria-Shifrin / Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Kelly Hollywood / Mercy Housing

Co-presented by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.



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