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Policy Platica – California Housing Solutions

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join us for another Policy Platica focused on our current California housing issues from the state and local levels!

During this pandemic, we have seen a devastating economic impact on our Latinx community. With the eviction moratorium set to end on September 30th, this means that those who haven’t been able to pay rent or aren’t prepared will be evicted from their homes.

The bay area continues to be one of the most expensive places to live nationally while the number of people experiencing homelessness increases. According to a study done by the 2019 Santa Clara County Homeless Census and Survey planning team, the main obstacles to obtaining permanent housing were that they couldn’t afford rent, had no job/income, there was no housing available, and no money for moving costs.

Everyone deserves the right to quality affordable housing and we need to advocate for these basic rights for our community. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to hear from expert Latinas at a state and local level about the ways that YOU can have an impact on the current housing crisis.

Moderated by Gabriela Chavez-Lopez, Executive Director of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

We welcome our expert panelists:

Lourdes Castro Ramirez, Cabinet Secretary of CA Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency

California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed, and the State Legislature confirmed, Lourdes Castro Ramírez to serve as Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

As Secretary, Lourdes leads and oversees 10 state departments and 6500 employees with responsibility for 1) preserving & expanding affordable housing, 2) advancing statewide collaborative efforts to prevent & end homelessness, 3) guarding against employment and housing discrimination, 4) regulating financial services, and 5) licensing nearly 4 million working professionals.

Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Director of Housing, City of San José

Noni Ramos, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Trust Silicon Valley

Noni Ramos is Chief Executive Officer of Housing Trust Silicon Valley. In this role, she provides strategic leadership and oversees all day-to-day operations of the organization.

25+ years of progressive leadership experience in the nonprofit CDFI field with deep knowledge of affordable housing and community facilities development and finance. Proven track record of strategic and technical leadership; effective people and team management; capital raising and structuring; credit and risk management and fund development. Cultivating and fostering strategic partnerships and collaboration across diverse stakeholders and priorities.

Policy Platica – California Housing Solutions via @joinlcac
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