Annual Regional Meeting event seeks solutions to housing shortage

Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host its annual Regional Meeting tomorrow, Nov. 14. This year’s event tackles the issue of the Bay Area housing shortage. Free to community members, the Regional Meeting is expected to draw hundreds of attendees to the Santa Clara Marriott to network and listen to a discussion about solutions to the region’s housing crisis.

The lively discussion between experts will cover the true causes of the Bay Area housing shortage, its wide-ranging impact on all of us and what's being done to solve it.

David Chiu, chair of the California Assembly’s Housing and Community Development Committee, will kick off the conversation by providing keynote remarks. He will then join regional housing experts Pilar Lorenzana, Melissa Stevenson Diaz and Moira O'Neill in a moderated discussion to explore the true reasons for our housing gridlock and what can be done to create more housing for everyone.

“In Silicon Valley, we simply do not have nor are we building enough affordable housing to keep up with demand,” said Gina Dalma, SVCF’s vice president of government relations and moderator for the event’s panel. “With this event, we hope to discuss solutions to perhaps the biggest issue facing the region today.”

SVCF is able to put on this event free to the public thanks to our generous Visionary Sponsors: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The James Irvine Foundation and The Skoll Foundation.

More information about the event can be found here.

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Sue McAllister