Each spring, Housing California's Annual Conference brings together advocates, builders, lenders, consumers, lawmakers, and other leaders in the affordable home and homelessness community. With more than 75 workshops and pre-conference institutes, more than 50 exhibitors, and 1,100+ attendees, the conference has become the nation’s largest statewide conference of its kind.
What: Housing California 2016 Annual Conference
When: April 12-14, 2016
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
For more information, visit Housing California.
As part of the stellar lineup at this conference, TransForm's own Stuart Cohen, Executive Director, and Jennifer West, GreenTRIP Policy Analyst will be hosting the following workshops:
"Climate and Housing: New Technology, Tools, and Research to Help with Development and Advocacy"
Thursday, April 14
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Moderator: Stuart Cohen, TransForm
Panelists: Chris Benner, University of California, Santa Cruz; James Pappas, California Housing Partnership Corporation; Jennifer West, TransForm; Alex Karner, Georgia Institute of Technology
This workshop will give an overview of the GreenTRIP Connect Tool which can forecast greenhouse gas reductions, parking savings, and other features on a parcel-by-parcel basis, depending on proposed project specifications. We will look at the Urban Displacement Map produced by University of California, Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project and their research around the link between displacement and greenhouse gas emissions. We will also investigate the Climate Benefits Map that shows all of the current investments from Cap and Trade and their impacts. Lastly, we will discuss the Jobs Housing Fit modeling that has been conducted by Chris Benner from University of California, Davis and Alex Karner from Georgia Institute of Technology that demonstrates how the link between low wage jobs and affordable development impacts climate change.
"AHSC in 2016: Strategies for Success"
Thursday, April 14
10:45 AM– 12:15 PM
Moderator: Flaherty Ward, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara
Panelists: David Dologite, California Housing Partnership Corporation; Jennifer West, TransForm; Eugene Lee, California Department of Housing & Community Development
The inaugural round of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program brought many complexities that had never been attempted through traditional financing programs. The program requires high levels of coordination with transportation, local government, and affordable developer partners, and leveraging countless unfamiliar programs. Using examples from the field, this workshop presents the in’s and out’s of applying for Cap and Trade funding in the highly revised 2016 program. Come learn how to bring it all together and address program complexities for a successful application.