What's the Best Way to Boost Affordable Housing?

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The Bay Area's housing market is white hot, and that's left low and middle income people struggling to find a place to live within their means. As part of our Priced Out series, examining the high cost of living in the Bay Area, we take a regional look at affordable housing. How can we ensure that the Bay Area remains a place for more than the very rich? We'll discuss different approaches and innovative ideas for maintaining, and creating new, lower cost housing.


Gabriel Metcalf, executive director of SPUR, the San Francisco-based urban planning think tank

Peter Cohen, co-director of the Council of Community Housing Organizations

Karen Chapple, associate director, Institute for Urban and Regional Development at the University of California, Berkeley