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About Buffy Wicks

Conference Keynote Speaker (invited)

Buffy Wicks

Chair, Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

Asm. Wicks’ work in the Assembly focuses on housing, expanding the social safety net, protecting consumers’ privacy, and championing the rights of women and working families. A lifelong community organizer, Asm. Wicks previously served on both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns, and worked for him in the White House.

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@ Holiday Inn - Downtown Sacramento - Arena
2022 has been a TUMULTUOUS year - Back in the Capitol after two years of COVID - budget surpluses vanishing over fears of inflation, affordable housing needs greater than ever, with resources dwindling. Homelessness worse than ever.

This is a year where regulations are changing so quickly application forms can't keep up, resources are shrinking after years of modest abundance and the discussions about developing more affordable housing are growing LOUD.
CAL-ALHFA is pleased to be hosting our two signature events IN PERSON on
October 24 and 25, 2022. These events may not be polite but they will be interesting!
A lot of words have been spoken on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - but have those words translated into home ownership programs for the BIPOC Community?

Our Single-Family Symposium will feature:

  • Case Studies of local agencies who are providing new homeownership opportunities
  • Presentations by home-ownership programs in operation in CA.
  • Discussions of how changing practices in SFR mortgage underwriting are increasing the number of minority households finally able to buy their own homes and build their wealth.

Preliminary Agenda

9:00 a.m.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.


1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome & Introduction

Keynote Address - Buffy Wicks

State Housing Program Update:


State Legislative Update:

Presentations by Assembly Housing Committee and Senate Housing Committee Staff followed by round table discussions with legislative advocates from the California Housing Consortium, Mark Stivers of the California Housing Partnership and Ca NIMBY.

Specific Program Components in development. Details forthcoming.

CAL-ALHFA was established in 1989 to represent local housing professionals and agencies in the California State legislature and State housing programs. We also work on housing issues at the federal level. CAL-ALHFA is a non-profit organization with a broad based membership including public and private agencies which develop, finance, and administer programs to create affordable housing in California.