Thursday, March 9, 1-5 p.m. Embassy Suites 333 Madonna Road SLO, 93405

“Everybody that we relocate here, probably 80 to 90 percent of them, leave,” said Kristin Flynn, chief human resources officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center speaking as part of a panel during the San Luis Obispo County Housing Summit. “They come here; they love the people, they love the life — I mean what’s not to love, that’s why we’re all here — and then they try to find housing and they get really discouraged.”

On March 9, the Housing Collaborative of the Central Coast hosted the San Luis Obispo County Housing Summit, bringing together top minds from the region and state to discuss the impact the crisis is having on businesses, professionals and families. More importantly, the summit aimed to address the reasons behind the housing crisis and bring community members together to discuss potential solutions and how to move forward.

“This county will change, the cities in the county will change, the real question is: How do you want them to change?”
– James Mayer, California Forward

Read the full report from the Summit here


Videos from the Summit

“He said, ‘I love working at Sierra Vista, but to me it’s worth it to come here, rent a room for three nights, do my work and then go back for my four days off and live in a home that I can afford and I can be proud of,’” Flynn said.

 

“We have to look at a new way, a new kind of lifestyle that supports higher density housing in urban centers close to transportation services.“ – Detty Peikert, a principal at RRM Design Group

 

 

“We’re going to have to find a way to lower the cost and subsidize housing for people who are never going to be able to afford market rate.” – James Mayer, president and CEO of California Forward

 

 

“That’s $53 billion a year that people are paying for rent that they could be paying for health care, that they could be paying for their medications, that they could be saving for their retirement.” – James Mayer, president and CEO of California Forward

 

“Nothing is going to stay the same. … Everything is connected. The county will change, the cities in the county will change, the real question is: How do you want them to change?” – James Mayer, president and CEO of California Forward


Keynote speaker

James Mayer, president and CEO, California Forward

Mayer leads California Forward’s efforts to make the promise of the California Dream attainable for all. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he works with civic and governmental partners statewide, consistently advocating for comprehensive governance reforms that will lead to better results and accountability.

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Opening session discussion: What’s the problem, and why does is matter

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Kathleen Bellefontaine,
San Luis Obispo County Commission on Aging
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Ian Ferguson,
Synergy Manufacturing, Inc.
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Kristin Flynn,
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
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Natalie Marinelli,
TekTegrity

 

Moderated by:

Samson Blackwell

Samson Blackwell

 


Breakout panel: The economics of building

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Robbins Reed
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Jim Duffy,
Ten Over Studio, Inc.
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Chris Texter,
KTGY Architecture + Planning
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Craig Zimmerman,
The Towbes Group

Moderated by:

Christine Theodoropoulos

Christine Theodoropoulos


Breakout panel: Creative solutions & best practices

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Peter Brown,
City of Santa Barbara
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John Fowler,
People’s Self-Help Housing
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Ryan Hostetter,
County of San Luis Obispo
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Detty Peikert,
RRM Design Group

 

Moderated by:

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Stacey White


Pricing:
Members: $40
Future Members: $50

Table of 8:
Members: $300
Future Members: $400

If you are a member of the California Association or Realtors, Economic Vitality Corporation, Home Builders Association of the Central Coast or the SLO Chamber you are invited to attend at the member price.

Date:
Thursday, March 9

Time:
Program: 1 – 5 p.m.
Happy Hour Mixer: 5 – 6 p.m.

Location:
Embassy Suites
333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, 93405


About the Housing Coalition of the Central Coast

The Housing Coalition of the Central Coast includes the Economic Vitality Corporation, the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. The coalition aims to bring the community together to exchange information and work toward collaborative solutions to create housing opportunities on the Central Coast.

Thank you to our lead sponsor:

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Thank you to our Gold level sponsor:

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