Past Event


Housing Affordability and Homelessness

Policy Opportunities and Challenges from the Front Lines


Center for American Progress
5:00 - 6:30 PM EST

Housing costs are an increasingly urgent problem for families across the United States, with 39 million households struggling to afford a home. As rent and home prices continue to outpace incomes, rental markets tighten, and housing development lags behind population growth, more and more people are struggling to pay rent or afford their mortgage, and homelessness continues to rise. While the Trump administration’s agenda threatens to take us backward, cities are taking a variety of approaches to provide residents with affordable homes that are safe, accessible, and supportive, as well as to prevent and end homelessness among all populations. Join us for a discussion with the mayors of San Francisco, Gary, Philadelphia, Oakland and Sacramento on how cities are working to ensure that every resident has a place to call home.

Distinguished panelists:
London N. Breed, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, California
Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of the City of Gary, Indiana
Jim Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of the City of Oakland, California
Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of the City of Sacramento, California

Moderator:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress