Housing Policy Forum Series


Housing Policy Forum Series Banner

SCAG’s Commitment to Southern California’s Housing Crisis

The SCAG Housing Policy Forum Series offers an opportunity for emerging and established leaders to engage in shared learning about housing policy issues and trends while identifying opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and innovation. This initiative seeks to educate policymakers and thought leaders on best practice solutions to support coalition building and equitable housing development.

Future forums, to be held in Winter, Spring, and Summer/Fall 2022, will focus on regional and local planning, housing finance, and other pro-housing topics. Housing Policy Forums will be held in two-hour virtual sessions during business hours.

Who Should Attend a Housing Policy Forum?

  • Public agency staff from any departments and divisions (e.g., housing, planning, community and human services, parks and recreation, economic development, public works, public safety, public health, and more)
  • Elected officials
  • Planning commissioners
  • Housing and tenant rights advocates
  • Housing developers (building market rate, workforce, and affordable products for both rental and homeownership)
  • Education, healthcare, and social services professionals
  • Transit, climate and environment, and parks advocates
  • Labor organizations
  • Employers and anchor institutions

Get Involved



Ma’Ayn Johnson
(213) 236-1975


Fall 2021

A Rundown of Federal and State Funding and Legislation

Housing Policy Forum Series Fall 2021We kicked off the first quarterly forum of the Housing Policy Forum Series with a rundown of the challenges, opportunities, and trends in current federal and state housing legislation in Southern California. Get ahead of the curve in understanding how to leverage recent changes in state laws and funding sources to meet local and regional housing needs.

Date: Nov. 1, 2021
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Agenda: Nov 2021 SCAG Housing Policy Forum


This virtual forum offered an opportunity for participants to get the inside view on federal housing legislation during a special panel conversation with policy leaders as they discussed where we are now, what it means, and what is to come.