9-9:30am: Introductions and Intended Outcomes
Welcome & Convening Overview: Zachary Murray, Oakland Community Land Trust
Community Agreements & Expectations: Fernando Echeverria, East Bay Community Law Center
9:30-10am: Grounding with Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
Presentation by Corrina Gould, Co-Founder – Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
10am-Noon: Opening Panel – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Film Screening: Arc of Justice: The Rise, Fall, & Rebirth of a Beloved Community
Introduced by Mark Lipman, Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor
- Jarrid Green, Senior Research Associate – The Democracy Collaborative (Washington, D.C.) / Report: Community Control of Land & Housing (pdf, 11mb)
- Melissa Jones, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
- Gus Newport, Former Mayor of Berkeley, CA and Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (Boston, MA)
- Norma Sanchez, ACCE member leader and Oakland Community Land Trust resident
- Katherine Valenzuela, Board Member – Sacramento CLT; CA Legislative Consultant to Joint Committee on Climate Change Policies for the Chair, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
- Moderated by Saneta deVuono-powell, Program Director, Senior Staff Attorney, & Planner at ChangeLab Solutions
1-3pm: Financing Permanent Affordability & Community-Controlled Housing
Using restorative economics as a lens, this seminar will convene diverse stakeholders and practitioners to discuss and strategize around the deployment of capital resources to support and bring to scale models of community and resident-controlled housing, including community land trusts and co-ops. Participants will learn about existing models of shared equity finance as well as new and innovative finance opportunities in order to understand feasibility and cost efficiency of permanently affordable housing solutions.
3:15-5pm: Building Community Power to Maintain Permanent Affordability: Community Land Trusts and Housing Cooperatives
This seminar will provide both an overview of CLT models and a discussion of specific innovative actions that CLTs and community groups are undertaking to prevent displacement, build greater community engagement, establish partnerships with local governments and new alliances for policy advocacy, and financing strategies to secure land and housing resources for the permanent benefit and control of low-income communities.
5-7:30pm: NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR
Join us for moment to reflect on the day and connect with other convening participants.
Maker’s Loft / 308 13th Street, Oakland