William D. Ellis - Akerman LLP
Stephanie Klasky-Gamer - LA Family Housing
Adam Murray - Inner City Law Center
There is no hotter topic in Los Angeles than how do we end homelessness. With nearly 60,000 homeless in Los Angeles County—and the number growing on a daily basis—all eyes are on the politicians charged with righting this wrong and the developers trying to build the affordable housing that is so desperately needed. Our panel of leaders from the developer world, charitable organizations and the press will take us through the current state of the affordable housing drive and attempt to answer the pressing questions of the day, such as: What money is available to build? What laws have been passed or proposed that will encourage developers and dissolve development impediments? Are homeless encampments in parks and other public spaces sustainable? If they do build it, will the homeless come? What impact will the coming eviction tsunami have on the crisis? And will giving a chronically homeless person a home make a difference in their lives?