Berkeley Program on Housing and the Urban Policy


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Second Annual Research Conference:  September 18th, 2000

The Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy held its Second Annual Research Conference on Monday, September 18th, 2000, at the Andersen Auditorium in the Haas School of Business on the Berkeley campus.  The day-long conference featured speakers from the development, governmental, and nonprofit sectors discussing current housing and urban policy issues. 

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The keynote speaker was California State Treasurer Philip Angelides, who addressed prospects for affordable housing finance in California.  His department's "Double Bottom Line" initiative calls for enhancing public and private investment in emerging urban markets in the state.

Conference panels examined current crises and opportunities in the California housing market, and experts debated the most important policies and actions to improve the delivery of housing in the state. Special emphasis was placed on issues of smart housing investment in urban areas, the impacts of welfare reform on needy families, and the programmatic experiences with HOME, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and other federal subsidies.

The annual conference honors the memory of Don Terner, a pioneer and innovator in providing housing, who led California's Department of Housing and Community Development and who was a major force in improving housing opportunities for all citizens.

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