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Wed, May 31



Housing Summit 2023: Seizing the Housing Moment

Empowering our Community through Collaborative Implementation of the Housing Elements

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Housing Summit 2023: Seizing the Housing Moment
Housing Summit 2023: Seizing the Housing Moment

Time & Location

May 31, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT


About the Event

Are you passionate about shaping a brighter future for Marin, with housing opportunities for all residents? 🏠 Interested in exploring how we can turn the potential of new housing into a reality that benefits everyone? Join us for #AffordableHousingMonth at "Seizing the Housing Moment: Empowering our Community through Collaborative Implementation of the Housing Elements," where we'll explore these questions and more.

Join us for our convening of the Marin Housing Summit for a dynamic and engaging panel event designed to bring together housing advocates with experts from legal, finance, housing development, and government sectors. This event is your opportunity to be part of the movement to leverage the potential of the housing elements to shape a thriving, inclusive Marin for all. Hear from an insightful panel who will share their experiences, challenges, and innovative solutions for implementing housing units approved under the housing elements. Gain practical strategies for approval, financing, and construction, and be inspired by the power and importance of collaboration across sectors to achieve our housing goals. By fostering a dialogue between key stakeholders, "Seizing the Housing Moment" aspires to empower our community to capitalize on the potential of the housing elements, promoting a shared vision of accessible and inclusive housing that drives meaningful change across Marin. Sign up now, and let's build a brighter housing future together!

Meet the Panelists

Eric Lucan District 5 Supervisor, Marin County Eric Lucan was elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors in 2022 representing District 5 which includes the majority of the City of Novato and the unincorporated communities of Bel Marin Keys, Loma Verde, Black Point, Green Point, Rush Creek/Atherton Corridor, and Indian Valley. Prior to serving on the Marin County Board of Supervisors, Eric served on the Novato City Council for 11 years, with three rotations as Mayor, and served as Chief Marketing Officer for Mike's Bikes for eight years. In addition to serving on the Board of Supervisors, Eric serves on several other Boards and Commissions including the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District, Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), Marin Transit, First Five Children and Families Commission, and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Priority Setting Committee. As a Novato native, Eric has deep roots in the community and knows both Novato and Marin County well.

Barbara E. Kautz Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Barbara E. Kautz practices with Goldfarb & Lipman LLP in the areas of land use, with an emphasis on housing-related legislation, including the Housing Accountability Act, SB 35, inclusionary zoning and implementation, density bonuses, and other recent changes to housing law; CEQA/NEPA compliance; and affordable housing. Ms. Kautz has over 40 years of land use experience.

Prior to joining Goldfarb & Lipman LLP, she was the Community Development Director and Assistant City Manager for the City of San Mateo, California. She speaks frequently at conferences and before public agencies regarding housing issues and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and past editor of the Land Use chapter in the Municipal Law Handbook. She formerly served on the Boards of Directors for the League of California Cities and the California Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Felix AuYeung VP of Business Development, MidPen Housing

Felix is responsible for launching new developments at MidPen Housing, which tasks include site identification, property acquisition, project conceptualization, financial feasibility analysis, and building strong relationships with our partners and the communities of the proposed developments. In his 7+ years at MidPen, he has stewarded 4,000 homes into the pipeline.

Prior to MidPen, Felix was a senior manager of business development and senior project manager at EAH Housing in Marin, where he completed 250 units of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing from start to finish, and initiated another 550 homes for future pipeline developments. He started his affordable housing career 19 years ago as a Program Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa’s Department of Economic Development and Housing. He is a resident in Marin and serves on the Board of East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO).

Moderator: Linda M. Jackson Program Director, Aging Action Initiative Linda M. Jackson is the Program Director of the Aging Action Initiative and serves as a trustee on the San Rafael Board of Education. She is a certified transportation planner, and has over 25 years experience with the Transportation Authority of Marin and the City of San Rafael.

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