Myth Busting: Reframing Housing Affordability

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 03:30 PM – 4:45 PM Plaza III, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees

Community opposition is one of the biggest obstacles to producing a sufficient supply of affordable housing. A key challenge for developers, housing advocates and local officials is to address public misconceptions about the causes of the housing shortage, the impacts of new residential development and the social and economic repercussions of not having enough housing to meet demand. This session will offer concrete examples of successful communication strategies.

Moderator: Lisa Sturtevant, Ph. D., Senior Visiting Fellow, ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing


  • Calandra Clark, Co-Director – Center for Housing Data, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
  • Ma’Ayn Johnson, Housing Program Manager, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Mike Kingsella, Executive Director of Up for Growth National Coalition