Attend a Conference to Learn More

California Community Builders’ has begun implementing The Two Hundred Project, with a series of statewide homeownership mini-conferences titled Rebuilding Wealth through Homeownership to outreach to community leaders and advocates.  The mini-conferences feature housing experts that discuss the impact the Great Recession and associated housing crisis had on the wealth of communities of color as well as the current obstacles to homeownership and home building today. The intent is to build a policy advocacy network that will support practical solutions to the current housing crisis as well as build public/private partnerships with community leaders, financial institutions, trade unions, developers and the real estate industry.


Friday, May 6th 2016

from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
at the Unity Council’s Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center
3301 E. 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601

Welcoming remarks by Vice Mayor Annie Campbell-Washington, City of Oakland

Panelists will include:

  • Lynette Gibson McElhaney, President, Oakland City Council

  • Roseann Torres, School Board Member, Oakland Unified School District

  • Adhi Nagraj, Director Northern California, Bridge Housing

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner, Holland & Knight

  • Gregory R. McConnell, Executive Director, Jobs and Housing Coalition

  • Zachary Murray, Economic Equity Manager, Greenlining Institute

  • Carol Galante, Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley

  • Marietta Nunez, Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank

  • Claudia Cappio, Assistant City Administrator, City of Oakland 

  • Alan Dones, Managing Partner & CEO, SUDA, LLC

  • Matt Regan, Senior V.P. Public Policy Bay Area Council Housing Committee


Moderators will include:

  • Don Perata, former Senate Pro Tem, California State Sentate
  • Joe Coto, former Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Herman Gallegos, Founder, National Council of La Raza
  • John Gamboa, President, California Community Builders
  • Robert Apodaca, CEO, ZeZen Advisors



Thursday, June 9th 2016

from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
at the UC Merced Fresno Center
550 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710


Panelists will include:

  • Miguel Arias, Chief Information Officer, Fresno Unified School District

  • Rich Hernandez, Board Member, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner at Holland & Knight and leader of the West Coast Land Use and Environment Practice Group

  • Matt Regan, Senior Vice President Public Policy, Bay Area Council Housing Committee

  • Carol Ornelas, CEO, Visionary Home Builders of California

  • Orson Aguilar, President, The Greenlining Institute



From 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
at Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114


Welcoming Remarks by Councilman David Alvarez, City of San Diego

 Panelists will include:

  • Jennifer Hernandez, Partner, Holland & Knight and leader of the West Coast Land Use and Environment Practice Group
  • Jean Diaz, Executive Director, San Diego Community Land Trust
  • Orson Aguilar, President, The Greenlining Institute
  • Pamela Valenciano, Board Member, National Association for Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
  • Stephen Russell, Executive Director, San Diego Housing Federation

Moderators will include:

  • Arnulfo Manriquez, President & CEO, MAAC
  • Juan Carlos Hernandez, President Elect, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


From 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

at the Sacramento Convention Center

1030 15th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Reception to follow at 4:30 pm at Mayahuel


Welcoming Remarks by Mayor Elect Darrell Steinberg (invited) and former Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso


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