Join us for a conversation with the Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Gustavo Velasquez. Director Velasquez was appointed to the position by Governor Newsom last April, just as the response to the pandemic was ramping up both here and around the world. Previously the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Velasquez brings significant expertise to a state racked by ongoing crises that have had profound impacts on all Californians. Come hear his perspective on the housing and homelessness challenges faced by California, his priorities and goals for his department regarding tenant protections, race equity, fair housing law, affordable housing funding and much more.
+ Gustavo Velasquez / California Department of Housing and Community Development
+ Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR