Part 2: Calif. housing crisis continues as Gov. Newsom signs several bills to combat the calamity

By ONME Newswire


In this episode of News Too Real, producer host, Julia Dudley Najieb reviews from Ethnic Media Services (EMS) briefing this month; Part 2: California Housing Crisis Continues as Gov. Newsom Signs Several Bills This Month to Begin to Combat the Calamity.


Speakers featured in the EMS briefing took a look at the implications of COVID-19 on housing equality and community development, how opportunity and restrictive zoning laws are closely connected, and policies and legislation to increase affordable housing stock.


This episode featured experts Ned Resnikoff, policy manager for the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative at University of California San Francisco, and Matthew Lewis, Communications Director at California Yimby, is a YIMBY homeowner who believes there’s plenty of room on his block for more neighbors.


Ned Resnikoffis the policy manager of the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. He is a policy analyst who most recently worked as a fiscal and policy analyst at the California Legislative Analyst Office in Sacramento. Before that, Ned was a journalist with bylines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, NBC News, and other publications. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.


Matthew Lewis is the communications director at California Yimby. From 2008 through 2012, he was Director of Communications for the ClimateWorks Foundation, an international philanthropic effort launched by the Hewlett and Packard Foundations. During his tenure at ClimateWorks, he co-founded Climate Nexus. He also co-led the Risky Business Project, an effort to quantify and communicate the economic risks of climate change in the U.S. Matthew is a YIMBY homeowner who believes there’s plenty of room on his block for more neighbors.