August Policy In Action:  Anti-displacement policies in the housing element

August Policy In Action: Anti-displacement policies in the housing element

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A conversation about the purpose and need for anti-displacement policies in local housing elements to affirmatively further fair housing

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Join SV@Home for a conversation about the purpose and need for anti-displacement policies in local housing elements to affirmatively further fair housing.

For much of the Housing Element Update process, the focus has been on the scale of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and the planning process of identifying potential housing opportunity sites to meet these requirements. What we have observed through this process is that there is relatively less understanding and attention to the broader Housing Element requirements under Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH).

Through state law, AFFH not only requires that the city plan and implement policies that give low-income families the opportunity to live in high resource and affluent areas, but also to adopt policies that address disproportionate housing needs, including displacement risks, of protected classes. In every jurisdiction in the County lower-income renters - disproportionately working families of color, and people on fixed incomes including seniors and people with disabilities - struggle with housing instability due to extreme rent burden and/or overcrowding. In nearly all jurisdictions the impact of displacement can be tracked through changing demographics over time.

We will have an interactive conversation about what policies local cities have placed in their housing element, what is missing, and how you can get involved to push for more in the housing element and ensure that your city follows through on adopting its proposed policies to affirmatively further fair housing.

Featured Speakers:

Husacar Castro, Associate Director of Housing and Transportation, Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA)

Lauren Bigelow, Board Chair, Palo Alto Renter’s Association (PARA)

“HAC” series. We hope you like the new name as much as we do!

Policy in Action is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.

SV@Home strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please email Kenneth Rosales at kenneth@siliconvalleyathome.org

This event is open to SV@Home members and the general public. Interested in supporting ongoing SV@Home programming, advocacy, and policy work? Become a member and/or renew your membership today here.

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