The Plaza Apartments in downtown San Francisco. Multiple tenant protection bills face key votes next week.
The Plaza Apartments opened in January 2006 to provide green affordable housing in downtown San Francisco.

In summary

Gimme Shelter co-hosts Matt Levin and Liam Dillon get answers from leaders in government, industry and philanthropy on the California housing crisis.

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The lack of affordable housing is a drag on the economy and a key reason California has America’s worst poverty rate. It’s driving some workers out of state and some into homelessness. For young professionals, it’s just depressing.

In this live version of our Gimme Shelter podcast, co-hosts Matt Levin of CalMatters and Liam Dillon of the Los Angeles Times get answers from leaders in government, industry and philanthropy.

This is part of the CalMatters PolicyMatters event series, and this event is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.


Libby Schaaf – Mayor, City of Oakland

Candice Gonzalez – Chief Housing Officer, Sand Hill Property Co.
Margot Kushel, MD – Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative

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