One Year After California’s Housing Package…How is the World a Different Place?

APA California Chapter


Monday, October 8, 2018
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PDT

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California passed a landmark housing package in 2017 including 15 game-changing laws with new funding and preservation authorities, new streamlining and zoning changes, and increased enforcement of state law. One year later, what is working? What is still percolating? California’s housing director, Ben Metcalf, explains the important opportunities for planning professionals in this post-package world to help provide one of the most basic human needs … a home. 


Ben Metcalf

Mr. Metcalf directs the department responsible for the state’s affordable housing loan and grant portfolio as well as for housing policy development and oversight at both the state and local level. Recent accomplishments include collaborating with the state legislature to secure passage of the landmark 2017 Legislative Housing Package ... Read More

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