What does "affordable housing" mean in California, especially when only 30 percent of state residents can afford the median-priced home?
What will it take to make housing affordable -- build more of it, pass some more laws, repeal some others?
And with the crazy supply-and-demand status of housing here these days, can it even be done?
Listen to our panelists talk about the current options and potential opportunities for the affordable-housing market in California -- and who, if anyone, will benefit from it.
* Melinda Coy, policy specialist for the California Department of Housing and Community Development
* Rachel Iskow, CEO of the nonprofit homebuilder Mutual Housing
* Todd Leon, development director at Capitol Area Development Authority
* Darryl Rutherford, executive director of the Sacramento Housing Alliance
* Sonja Trauss, founder of Bay Area Renters Federation, and leader of the YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) movement to build high-density housing
* Daniel Weisfeld, a consultant at McKinsey & Company's San Francisco office who authored the McKinsey Global Institute’s report “A Tool Kit to Close California’s Housing Gap."
* 0 to 5:30 min - Intro to California Groundbreakers
* 5:35 min - Panelists introduce themselves
* 25:30 min - How housing goals, planning and regulations get started on the state level, and move on down to the counties/cities level
* 31: 25 min - What makes certain affordable housing projects successful (i.e., the Warehouse Artist Lofts on R St. in Sacramento), and what forces other affordable housing projects to fall through (i.e., Westminster Presbyterian Church's mixed-use project, also in downtown Sacramento)
* 36:20 min - What the "new breed" of affordable housing looks like, and what it will take to get it built
* 44:45 min - Connecting the dots between Sacramento's homelessness situation and an affordable-housing solution - what's the status?
* 55:10 min - How the Bay Area Renters Federation (a.k.a. BARF) wants to increase YIMBYism and housing density -- which includes suing a city in the East Bay to force it to build more housing
* 1 hr, 3:20 min - Where are California's "housing hot spots" that we can build in, and how much can we build there?
* 1 hr, 7:45 min - Many affordable housing-focused bills are going through the state legislature right now - which ones have the most promise of passing, and which have the most potential for working?
* 1 hr, 18:50 min - How people as individuals can help to get the bills they like passed
* 1 hr, 21:30 min - What residents can do on the local level to address affordable housing
* 1 hr, 25:45 min - What's the definition of "affordability" today, and can we change the clock back to make that truly be affordable for most Californians?
* 1 hr, 31:30 min - How can we replicate the success of the Warehouse Artists Lofts?
* 1 hr, 34:45 min - Are the city and county of Sacramento helping to replicate that success?
* 1 hr, 40:20 min - The Sacramento version of BARF is starting! Plus, what are examples of affordable housing projects done right in California?
* 1 hr, 44:10 min - How can we move housing development from being consumer-focused to community-focused?
* 1 hr, 48:33 min - Is it time to revisit Proposition 13, and how would that affect affordable housing?
* 1 hr, 55:20 min - A home developer voices her concerns about doing affordable housing and "making it pencil"
* 1 hr, 58:50 min - The big deal about Assembly Bill 199
* 2 hr - The Legislative Analyst's Office states that the only way to make housing affordable will come from residents and communities changing the way they view housing. How do we convince them to change -- and how do we get them to convince their legislators to make the change?