Carol J. Galante, President and CEO of BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco,
presented an informal seminar at 12:00 noon, Friday, November 17, 2000, at the Goldman
School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Avenue, on the UC Berkeley campus. Galante's
appearance was sponsored by the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy as part of
its 2000-2001 seminar series on important topics in the field.
Ms. Galante discussed "New Capital Strategies For Affordable
Housing Development" and the ways these strategies are implemented to increase
housing opportunities. Her talk addressed the need for coordination among various
financing streams in the typical subsidized housing project. She detailed examples
of BRIDGE's successful efforts to finesse community opposition and develop mainstream and
service-enriched housing for lower-income communities.
BRIDGE Housing Corporation is one of the leading nonprofit housing
developers in the nation. Its developments reflect how the public, private and non-profit
sectors interact to create housing serving community needs.
Ms. Galante's appearance was the second of three such lunchtime
seminars sponsored during the 2000-2001 academic year by the Berkeley Program on Housing
and Urban Policy. Lawrence Gotlieb, Vice President for Government and Legal Affairs
at KB HOME (formerly the Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation) in Los Angeles, will appear
on February 23, 2001.