Tenants throughout Silicon Valley face housing instability. In Mountain View, the City has embarked on an ambitious effort to identify policy changes which can improve housing stability and prevent displacement of renters. That work is ongoing, and is expected to be brought to the Council for an informational study session in May. Please join us in conversation with the team leading that work, to learn how they have engaged the community, what they have learned so far, and what’s next.
Wayne Chen is the Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Mountain View, where he oversees the City’s affordable housing and rent stabilization programs. Prior to joining Mountain View, Wayne served the City of San Jose’s Department of Housing for 9 years, where he led the housing policy and rent stabilization divisions. Wayne received his Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley and a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University.
Trisha Gonzales is a native of Oakland and was raised in the Bay. With lived experience in low-income housing, she is passionate about access to affordable housing for all. Her passion to understand how we can provide access and opportunity for thousands more families has led her to dedicate 15 years of her life to protecting, preserving, and producing affordable housing throughout the Bay Area region. She has worked at MidPen Housing for 10 years, and has experience in both sustaining communities in property management and building communities with her work in affordable housing development. Trisha is eagerly navigating the policy landscape as a Fellow for The Partnership for the Bay’s Future.
This event will be moderated by Mathew Reed, Policy Director for SV@Home
SV@Home’s Policy in Action @ Home series (PIA, formerly the Housing Action Coalition or HAC) is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation or interview, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.
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