A key action from Plan Bay Area 2040 is bringing together a multi-sector group of partners – dubbed CASA, The Committee to House the Bay Area – to develop a strategy that forms a consensus around solutions for the region’s chronic housing challenges, focusing on supply, affordability at all levels, and preservation/anti-displacement. CASA includes for profit developers, non-profit developers, government partners, labor, business, equity, environmental, finance, and other experts. SV@Home’s Executive Director Leslye Corsiglia, San Francisco Foundation CEO Fred Blackwell, and President and CEO of TMG Partners Michael Covarrubias, will co-chair CASA. Steve Heminger, MTC Executive Director, and Ken Kirkey, MTC Planning Director, are providing leadership and coordination.
With a two-body format — a Steering Committee (SC) with 16 members, including the mayors of Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, and a Technical Committee (TC) with 26 members — CASA will officially kick off in September, though the TC will hold workshops in June and July to do the groundwork for the work ahead.
CASA’s Technical Committee is composed of a broad range of stakeholders that represent small and large jurisdictions, housing and equity advocates, labor, businesses, affordable and market-rate housing developers, financing institutions, public transit agencies, regional planning, lawyers, and homeownership interests who have been selected for their leadership and advocacy on housing, their ability to represent a core constituency in the Bay Area housing debate, and their housing expertise.
CASA Technical Committee meetings are open to the public.
The full documentation for the meeting can be accessed here, or you can download the parts individually below.