March 15, 2004
Contact: Kathleen Maclay
University of California, Berkeley
WHAT: "Building the Promise: Housing Assistance as Social Investment," the theme of the 5th annual Berkeley Conference on Housing and Urban Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, the conference honors the memory of Bay Area affordable housing pioneer Don Terner. Topics to be discussed include:
WHEN: 8 a.m.. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25
WHERE: Arthur Andersen Auditorium, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, on Gayley Road, across from Memorial Stadium.
WHO: Keynote speakers and presenters include:
Kevin M. Johnson, former NBA all-star and president of Sacramento's St. HOPE, a non-profit organization working to revitalize the inner city through education, leadership training and economic development.
Sandra J. Newman, director of the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She researches housing assistance policy and housing needs of the poor, the homeless, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
Sam Davis, a UC Berkeley architecture professor who focuses on affordable housing and housing for special needs. His book on the architecture of facilities serving the homeless will be published in the fall.
###NOTE: UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff will be admitted free. Reporters attending must send credential and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, see http://urbanpolicy.berkeley.edu/2004conference.htm.
The program draws institutional support from the Haas School of Business, the College of Environmental Design and Goldman School of Public Policy. It is administered by UC Berkeley's Institute for Business and Economic Research and is associated with its Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.