What Does it Take to Build Housing?

Session 2: When does housing get built?

We know that housing is unaffordable, with a six-figure income required to afford an average rental apartment in Santa Clara County and a more than $250,000 per year income required to purchase a median-priced home. In 2018, our Lunchtime Forum series dove into the cost of building housing, including the component costs of market-rate and affordable development, the impact of various local government policies on housing prices, and creative solutions and policies. This year, we will take on another key component of the housing production process.

What determines where, when, and how housing actually gets built? Our 2019 Lunchtime Forum series will explore this question. The first session covered where housing gets built, an in-depth discussion of Housing Elements and General Plan process. In this second session, we will look at the entitlement process, delving into what it is, the steps and challenges, as well as possible improvements.

Confirmed Panelists:

Framer: Libby Siefel – Seifel Consulting Inc.

Speaker: Katia Kamangar, Summerhill Housing Group, Executive Vice President

Speaker: Aarti Chrivastava, City of Mountain View, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director

Lunch will be provided

September 12th
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Historic Adobe Building, Mountain View, CA