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Ways to deepen your understanding and support initiatives advancing equity, affordability, and environmental vitality in housing

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Upcoming opportunities to learn about intersectional approaches and work

CEQA, 469 Stevenson St., and the Future of California Housing Policy (SPUR), Tuesday, December 6 from  6 – 8 PM 

Join UC Davis law professor Chris Elmendorf and SPUR for a conversation about the notorious “Nordstrom’s parking lot” housing development that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors held up with dubious demands for additional environmental review.

Building A Bay Area for All: Harnessing the $1.2T Federal Infrastructure Package for Equitable Community Development (BARHII and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Strong Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC)), Wednesday, December 7 from 11 – 1 PM

Check out this inspiring virtual webinar to explore how we can harness this opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Other Events to Check Out (in PT unless otherwise noted)

Learning Opportunitites

Stories of efforts that can enable holistic, regenerative change in California housing and communities

  • Looking to finance affordable housing developments? This 3-hour training covers the basics of using tax-exempt bond financing for affordable housing developments and includes an overview of California’s competitive allocation process. Learn more, and register for the California Housing Partnership training on Thursday, December 15 from 9 – 12 PM.  

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Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.