ComNet18

The Communications Network Annual Conference

ComNet — The Communications Network annual conference. 

Sf keynote panel

housing and homelessness

keynote panelists:

  Mayor Libby Schaaf , Mayor, City of Oakland

Mayor Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland

  Caitlyn Fox , Director - Justice & Opportunity Initiative,  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Caitlyn Fox, Director - Justice & Opportunity Initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  Dr. Jennifer Martinez , Director of Strategy,  PICO California

Dr. Jennifer Martinez, Director of Strategy, PICO California

  Angela Jenkins , Director of Strategic Initiatives - External and Community Affairs,  Kaiser Permanente

Angela Jenkins, Director of Strategic Initiatives - External and Community Affairs, Kaiser Permanente

  Erika Aguilar , Housing Reporter,  KQED

Erika Aguilar, Housing Reporter, KQED

 

Keynote Moderator:

  Fred Blackwell , CEO,  The San Francisco Foundation

Fred Blackwell, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation

 

Keynote description:

A family of four earning up to $117,400 in S.F. is classified as "low-income” by the federal government. Two full-time workers, making $15 per hour — more than $62k per year — can only afford to live in just 5% of the region’s neighborhoods. Low-income communities of color are hit hardest, but the pain reverberates throughout the region. Homelessness is a real and growing problem.  How does a city deal with these challenges?  What efforts are underway to help? What does success look like and how can it be achieved? Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation leads a discussion with KQED's Housing Reporter Erica Aguilar, Angela Jenkins of Kaiser Permanente, Caitlyn Fox of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Jennifer Martinez of PICO California, and the Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf.