Former HUD Secretary and Mayor of San Antonio Henry Cisneros and Mayor of San Jose Ron Gonzales delivered keynotes at the Fourth Annual Berkeley Conference on Housing and Urban Policy on Friday, February 7th, 2003, at the Andersen Auditorium in the Haas School of Business on the Berkeley campus.
This annual conference attracts an audience of over 300 community development professionals, government officials, faculty and students.
The conference featured speakers from the development, governmental, and nonprofit sectors discussing current housing and urban policy issues under the general theme, "Where Will The Poor Live: Housing Policy and the Location of Low-Income Households" In addition to the appearances of Secretary Cisneros and Mayor Gonzales, panels examined "Integrating the Poor in Metropolitan Areas" and "Overcoming Local Resistance Toward Housing for Poor Families."
Conference panels, presentations and keynote speakers explored findings from the 2000 Census, trends in mixed-use development, HOPE VI projects, housing voucher programs, municipal housing policy, and land-use reform efforts. Panels were conducted in facilitated roundtable fashion, affording ample opportunity for substantive exchange between panelists and audience members.
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.