Looking Beyond the Bay Area for Answers:
Innovative Housing and Homelessness Solutions from British Columbia
As the second of a two-part series on the Bay Area’s housing and homelessness crisis, please join us on Tuesday, June 8th for an in depth conversation with Shayne Ramsey, the Chief Executive Officer of BC Housing in British Columbia, an international leader in innovative and informed social housing solutions. The discussion will be moderated by Linda Mandolini, the President of Eden Housing, one of the Bay Area’s most prominent affordable housing leaders, who will offer her own insights into how the regions’ approaches to housing are different and how the Bay Area could learn from what is working in the Vancouver metropolitan area.
The webinar is free for LAI Members. Members may invite two guests each.
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Shayne Ramsay has more than thirty years’ experience in the affordable housing sector, and as Chief Executive Officer of BC Housing for the past twenty years, has been instrumental in the delivery of a wide range of housing and programs, changing the landscape of affordable housing in British Columbia and helping BC Housing to earn its reputation as a leader in innovative and informed social housing solutions, both domestically and internationally.
Shayne also holds a number of Board positions, including in his role as the Chair of the International Housing Partnership, a group of housing provider CEOs from the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada created to share innovative strategies for the development, operation and sustainability of social housing. Shayne has a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Toronto.
Linda Mandolini has served as President of Eden Housing since 2001. In her role at Eden, Linda oversees affordable housing production, resident support services, and property management components of the organization, and a staff of more than 400 employees. Under her leadership, Eden Housing has become one of the most productive and successful nonprofit affordable housing developers and owners in California and has developed or acquired more than 11,000 affordable rental apartments in communities throughout California. Linda has received a number of awards, including being inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017, and being named to the San Francisco Business Times' Forever Influential Honor Roll in 2016. Linda received her BA degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and earned an MBA at Boston University.