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UCLA Distinguished Speaker Series in Affordable Housing (3/21/14)

UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Friday, March 21, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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UCLA Distinguished Speaker Series in Affordable Housing

Presented by: The Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law

UCLA Distinguished Speaker Series in Affordable Housing
Friday, March 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UPDATE: Room 2357, 2nd Floor, Law Building, UCLA School of Law
*Lunch will be provided*

The lecture series will supportSocial Entrepreneurship, Housing and Sustainability (LAW 445/MGMT 298D-11)


Jeff Schaffer
VP & Market Leader, Southern California
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Mr. Schaffer's lecture will focus on current trends in affordable housing development and preservation in Southern California through an exploration of the work of Enterprise Community Partners. Since 1982, Enterprise has raised and invested nearly $14 billion to help finance 300,000 affordable homes across the United States. The discussion will focus on how Enterprise helps channel capital to communities, as well as the role Enterprise plays as a leader in the affordable housing and community development policy arena, and will touch on topics including affordable housing finance, green building, and transit-oriented development.


As vice president and Southern California market leader at Enterprise Community Partners, Jeff Schaffer oversees Enterprise’s programs advancing the development of affordable housing in Southern California. In addition to training and capacity building, policy leadership, and delivery of financial products, special initiatives of the Southern California office have included the launch of Restore Neighborhoods L.A. (RNLA) a new agency partnering with the city of Los Angeles in its foreclosure response efforts, and the New Generation Fund, a $100 million property acquisition and predevelopment lending facility. Jeff serves on the boards of RNLA, the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing and the L.A. Business Council.

Prior to joining Enterprise, Jeff served as assistant vice president for grant programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where he managed a $60 million grant portfolio, including initiatives in the areas of mental illness, homelessness and international potable water development. Jeff was associate director at Beyond Shelter and at Shelter Partnership in Los Angeles. He also worked as a public relations account executive and congressional field representative, and served as a Peace Corps Village Development Advisor in Micronesia.

Jeff earned his undergraduate degree in political science and Spanish literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California, where he is an adjunct associate professor at the School of Public Policy, Planning, and Development. He also serves on the professional advisory council of the TK Foundation.


The UCLA Distinguished Speaker Series in Affordable Housing will be held in the UCLA Law Building Room #2357, 2nd floor. The Law Building is nearest to the Wyton Drive entrance off of Hilgard Avenue in the northeast area of UCLA's campus. For driving directions to the UCLA School of Law, click here.

Parking ($12.00/car) Lot 2:

  • To park in Lot 2 (about 1/4 mile from the Law School), enter the campus at Westholme Avenue off of Hilgard Avenue and turn left onto Charles E. Young Dr. South.
  • Turn left into the second entrance into Lot 2 and look for a vacant stall marked in green.
  • Purchase your $12 pay-per-space parking pass at the nearest Parking Pay Station.
  • Use an area map to guide you from the parking lot to the school:

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When & Where

UCLA School of Law
Room 2357, 2nd floor, UCLA School of Law Building
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Friday, March 21, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate is a joint center with the UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law, formed to advance thought leadership in the field of real estate by generating influential research, educating the next generation of leaders, and providing meaningful forums for industry professionals and policymakers. Through its various activities and programs, the Center employs a multidisciplinary and global approach to addressing the most critical real estate challenges facing our society today and in the future.

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