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June Virtual Meeting: Past Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, Ben Metcalf
June 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Metcalf is the managing director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley. Previously, he was the director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2016-2019. He oversaw California’s efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing and was a key player in the code adoption process, among other responsibilities. He will discuss the code adoption process, the cost that codes add to housing projects, and his work solving housing affordability challenges through policy, practice and innovations.
5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat with your fellow inspectors.
6:00pm Pre-Meeting John Fryer, local municipal inspector and former home inspector, will have a slideshow about new construction inspections. (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
7:00pm Chapter Meeting Chapter president Paul Barraza will lead a short business meeting to cover chapter and ASHI business, committee reports, and upcoming educational opportunities.
7:30pm Main Speaker Ben Metcalf will talk about the challenges and rewards of working as the director of CA Housing & Community Development, and his other work in HUD and private housing programs.
Ben Metcalf, Stronger Foundations founder and principal, has spent his career delivering housing solutions in both the public and private sectors. His approach—which values partnership and creativity—draws on his experience as a hands-on practitioner and strategic policy maker. Ben was formerly Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development serving under Governors Brown and Newsom. Ben also worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he served most recently as an appointee of President Obama in the role of Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. Previously, he developed mixed-income and mixed-use communities with BRIDGE Housing Corporation.