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Bay Area housing squeeze: Millennials hurt the worst

SAN JOSE -- Even millennial techies with good jobs are feeling pessimistic about their housing prospects.

Contra Costa Times

New express lanes on I-580 signal freeway revolution

A set of traffic lanes about to open in the East Bay represents a coming revolution in Bay Area freeway travel, affecting the choices drivers make and the gadgets they must carry with them.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge

January 26, 2016

Special Forum on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bay Area housing and transportation policymakers, city planners, community and business leaders, housing developers and advocates are invited to attend a half-day event for a timely and important dialogue on the role that Bay Area local governments and regional agencies — as well as the state and federal government — can play in addressing skyrocketing housing costs and displacement of long-time residents.

Please join us at this special forum on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland.

Who should attend?

This half-day forum will focus on:

Participants will also break out into four smaller groups to discuss specific challenges and strategies for (1) San Francisco, (2) the Peninsula and South Bay, (3) the East Bay and (4) the North Bay. Your comments will help inform future discussions and actions.

Forum details:

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland (at 12th Street BART Station)

To learn more and register, please click here

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as part of the update to Plan Bay Area 2040.

Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance to participate? Please call 510.817.5757 or 510.817.5769 for TDD/TTY three days in advance.

¿Necesita un intérprete u otra asistencia para participar? Por favor llámenos con tres días de anticipación al 510.817.5757 o 510.817.5769 para TDD/TTY.