Through an equity lens, our dynamic panel will discuss major regional housing and transportation-related efforts that will be impacting our local communities throughout the Bay Area and how we can ensure they will benefit us. Learn about the victories and losses of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Transit-Oriented Communities Policy adopted in late 2022, the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority’s regional ballot measure coming to voters in 2024, and the transit fiscal cliff. We will also highlight the Housing Element’s opportunities and shortcomings of locating affordable housing in “high resourced”, exclusive, transit poor, suburban areas.

Presentation: Therese Trivedi — Assistant Planning Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Moderator: Victor Vazquez — Co-Executive Director, SOMOS Mayfair


  • Councilmember Carlos Romero — City of East Palo Alto
  • Erika Pinto — San Jose Planning Policy Manager, SPUR San Jose
  • Heather Hood — Executive Director, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Jenn Guitart — Executive Director, TransForm

Master of Ceremony: SV@Home’s very own Executive Director, Regina Celestin Williams

We will also have a small ceremony for this year’s “Brick Award” winner, Jacky Morales-Ferrand, City of San Jose’s Director of Housing for all her years of service for being a housing innovator and champion, making a lifetime impact in advocating for progressive housing policies, and leading in racial justice and equity in the housing field.

May 17th
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Mexican Heritage Plaza - 1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116