Upcoming Events

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What’s on your ballot? Housing edition!

Are you overwhelmed by what’s on your ballot? Do you look at it, panic, sweat, and want to drink gin?

We’re here to cut out the panic, and give you the lowdown on what the statewide and regional housing measures are, so you can both drink gin AND flex your democratic muscles. Come along to Iron & Gold on October 18th to hear more about:

Props 1&2 (affordable housing bonds)
Prop 5 (property tax transfer initiative)
Prop 10 (repeals Costa-Hawkins)

As well as some local thoughts on Prop C in San Francisco, and some analysis of what Oakland and Berkeley have planned with regards to housing measures.

We’re not here to tell you how to vote, we’re here to give you a clearer understanding of what a yes or a no vote means in relation to the proposed housing measures.

Thursday October 18th at Iron & Gold (3187 Mission St, San Francisco)

We’ll be kicking off at 6:30pm

Facebook event link


Summer Housing Trivia Night & Happy Hour

Come soak up the sun and feed your soul with a housing trivia night devoted to summer in the city and the amazing housing wins Bay Area communities have achieved. The world can seem pretty dark right now, so let’s celebrate the sun and remember what people-driven movements can accomplish!

All levels of knowledge from housing-curious to policy wonks welcome. Come at 5:30p for drinks and meeting good folks; trivia starts at 6:30p!

Thursday, August 2 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teeth Bar Patio, 2323 Mission St, San Francisco

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Past Events

 

Building Equitable cities panel

*watch the live stream of the event here*

*check out photos from the event here*

Join YAH! for a panel discussion moderated by KALW’s Rose Aguilar as we dig into the question: can upzoning be equitable, and if so, what would that look like?

As more and more people struggle with the affordable housing crisis, displacement, and gentrification, there is intense debate around the use of upzoning (changing laws to give allowance for higher, denser, or higher-value development) in California, particularly in low-income and communities of color. At this panel, we will discuss what upzoning is, and how it could help or hurt communities. Who is impacted? How can we ensure that changing development in a neighborhood, city, or our state addresses historical housing inequities instead of recreating them?

Tuesday, May 8 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM

518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics

518 Valencia St, San Francisco, California 94110

Moderator:
Rose Aguilar, KALW's "Your Call"

Panelists:
Carlos Bocanegra, Mission Neighborhood Centers
Mia Carbajal, East Bay Housing Organizations
Claudia Flores, San Francisco Planning Department
Pedro Galvao, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

**Spanish translation will be available!**
(Photo by Mohamed Almari from Pexels.)

 

Fog Town + YAH! Housing Happy Hour

Join us for our November housing happy hour! Grab a drink, meet other folks interested in housing equity, and start getting plugged in! Everyone welcome, from housing-curious to wonk.

Tuesday, November 28 from 5 PM - 7 PM

DaDa Bar

65 Post Street

San Francisco, California 94105

 

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Spook-Ulation housing trivia night

For this month's Housing Happy Hour, join us for Housing Trivia Round 2 as we cover the real-life scary stories of the ghouls, ghosts, and very, very spooky speculation of Bay Area housing! Trivia starts at 6:30pm. All levels of knowledge welcome, from housing-curious to policy wonks!

Bonus points for early Halloween costumes; infinity bonus points for early housing-themed Halloween costumes.

Monday, October 23 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Iron & Gold

3187 Mission St

San Francisco, California 94110

RSVP here

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Fog Town + YAH! Housing Happy Hour

Heard something about the need for Prop 13 reform and want to learn more? Then join us for our September housing happy hour! Ian Fregosi from Evolve will be speaking with us about the problems with Prop 13 and the campaign to fix it. And even if you already know about Prop 13, come grab a drink, strengthen your talking points on the evils of inequitable taxes, and meet other folks interested in housing justice! Everyone welcome, from housing-curious to wonk.

Tuesday, September 26 from 5 PM - 7 PM

DaDa Bar

65 Post Street

San Francisco, California 94105

RSVP here

 
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Fog Town + YAH! Housing Happy Hour

Join us for our August housing happy hour! Grab a drink, meet other folks interested in housing equity, and start getting plugged in! Everyone welcome, from housing-curious to wonk.

Tuesday, August 22 from 5 PM - 7 PM

DaDa Bar

65 Post Street

San Francisco, California 94105

RSVP here

 
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YAH! Affordable Housing Bike Tour

*check out photos from the event here*

How do we meet the housing needs of all San Francisco residents?

Come ride with us to learn about different strategies for creating more affordable housing and fighting displacement, the role that community struggle and activism play, and the ways that communities are planning for housing that will meet their needs now and into the future.

This 4-to-5 mile ride is welcome to all-levels! (Though please note this is an urban bike ride on city streets alongside cars and other city traffic.)
We'll be starting the tour at 24th and Mission Street (meet at the southwest corner by Bart) and ending in Mission Bay. Please come prepared with a packed lunch, snacks, water, bike, and helmet.

**Please register in advance -- spots are limited to 12 people.**

Saturday, August 5 from 10 AM - 2 PM

 
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YAH! + Fog Town Housing Trivia Night

This month's Housing Happy Hour will be done trivia-style! Test your knowledge of housing issues and the Bay Area as we get a drink and meet new friends. Drinks start at 5:30pm; trivia starts at 6:30pm. All levels of knowledge from housing-curious to policy wonks welcome!

Monday, July 31 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Iron & Gold

3187 Mission St

San Francisco, California 94110

RSVP here

 

What Should We Build in the Bay Area? Planning for a Jobs-Housing Fit

The Bay Area is growing, and a growing population requires more housing. However, the need for new housing cannot be sufficiently addressed by talking only about numbers of units built. If we want cities that enrich the lives of all people, and communities that thrive without fear of displacement, housing in our growing region must reflect the diverse needs of existing and future residents. That includes pairing housing with existing and anticipated job centers.

So how do we figure that out? How do we plan for a fit between our growing communities and our housing construction?

Come learn about Jobs-Housing Fit, and the factors we must consider when planning for a future where housing is available and affordable to all.

BYOLunch. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, July 18th

12 - 1:30PM

RSVP here

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Housing Happy Hour

The rent is too damn high and we need more affordable housing in the Bay Area.  It’s time to come together and take action!  But first, we all need a drink and new friends.  Join YAH! & Fogtown blog for a monthly happy hour to talk about housing affordability, meet other folks interested in housing, & start getting plugged in.

Co-hosted by Fogtown Blog

Tuesday, June 27th
5 - 7 PM

DADA BAR
65 Post Street, SF

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Fog Town + YAH! Housing Happy Hour

Join us for our May housing happy hour! Grab a drink, meet other folks interested in housing equity, and start getting plugged in! Everyone welcome, from housing-curious to wonk.

May 22 from 5 PM - 7 PM

DaDa Bar

65 Post Street

San Francisco, California 94105