6:45 pm Arrive, Introduction & Thanks to our Sponsors

7:00 pm Expert Discussion on Affordable Housing and Urban Development

8:00 pm Discussion Ends

8:30 pm After-event for VIP ticket holders

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Scott  Weiner

California State Senator,
11th District

Senator Scott Wiener represents San Francisco and northern San Mateo County in the California State Senate. Elected in 2016, Senator Wiener focuses extensively on housing, transportation, civil rights, criminal justice reform, clean energy, and alleviating poverty.

Daniel Adams

Deputy Director of Housing
SF Mayor’s Office

Daniel Adams is the Deputy Director for Housing at the SF Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) where he oversees the agency’s new construction pipeline, acquisition and preservation work, and affordable housing policy-making and legislative affairs.

Emily Hamilton

Research Fellow,
Mercatus Center

Emily Hamilton is a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy. Hamilton has authored numerous academic articles and policy papers.

Paula Tuffin

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Better.com

Ms. Tuffin’s experience is centered around complex commercial litigation. Previously, she served as Senior Litigation Counsel in the Enforcement Division at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in New York.

Kay Fernandez Smith

AVP of Programs, San Francisco Foundation

Kay serves as lead on all operations and collaboration work at the San Francisco Foundation.

Tony Roshan Samara

Program Director of Housing, Urban Habitat

As the Program Director of Land Use and Housing at Urban Habitat, Tony supports campaigns for housing justice in the Bay Area and across the state. Currently, he coordinates a regional tenant organizing network, comprised of over 25 member organizations across seven counties, and serves on the planning committee of California Renter Power.

U.S. Representative for California’s 10th congressional district, Rep. Josh Harder shares his thoughts on the importance of affordable housing and the need to work together to address the growing crisis.


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Impact SF - Affordable Housing

Access to affordable housing is a growing problem in San Francsico. Join the Impact Public Service Fund and fellow subject matter experts to learn about how we can tackle this problem as a community 

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