Challenges and Key Takeaways: Prioritizing California’s Affordable Housing in the Transition Towards Equitable Building Decarbonization

Host: California Housing Partnership

Decarbonization Electrification Summit California Housing Partnership

This is a session on Day 1 of the Partnership’s 2021 Affordable Housing Decarbonization Summit, October 12-14.

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Summit Overview
This summit on building decarbonization will discuss the practical challenges and public policy implications of the electrification of new and existing affordable housing buildings. After opening remarks or presentations, participants will be able to interact in breakout room discussions on specific topics.

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  • Amélie Besson, Design and Construction Sustainability Manager, MidPen Housing
  • Ava Kuo, Associate Director of Housing Development, First Community Housing
  • Betsy McGovern-Garcia, Director of Real Estate Development, Self-Help Enterprises
  • Bryan Dove, Director of Asset Management, Mutual Housing California
  • Mary Jane Jagodzinski, Senior Vice President of Housing and Real Estate Development, Community HousingWorks


  • Srinidhi Sampath Kumar, Sustainable Housing Policy and Program Manager, California Housing Partnership


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