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Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans


BIFYA launches Spring 2019 housing discussion series

The Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans partnered with the Terner Center for Housing Innivation to co-host a new discussion series on the California housing crisis. We had a great turnout for our first session! Nearly 60 Berkeley students and community members participated in a discussion about state and local regulatory regimes that influence the housing debate.

Our panelists included:

  • Darin Ranelletti, Policy Director for Housing Security, Mayor's Office of Oakland  
  • Louis Mirante, Legislative Director of California YIMBY
  • Linda Wheaton, Assistant Director, Intergovernmental Affairs of the Executive Office of the California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation - session moderator

If you missed the event, you can download the Powerpoint slides from the session.

And mark your calendar for future events! We'll host sessions every first Thursday of the month at the Goldman School of Public Policy. Download the event flyer here.

About Us

The Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans (BIFYA) promotes high quality scholarship to explore policy choices, communicates with policy makers and politicians to help ensure informed policy decisions, and educates the next generation of leaders so that they have the tools necessary to enact social change.


The Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans seeks to make national, state, and local policy sustainable and fair across generations. The Institute's mission is to promote high-quality, non-partisan research with the aim of advancing the following broader goals:

  • Generate a fact-based, non-partisan discussion at a national level regarding current budget issues facing our country and how best to invest in future generations.
  • Develop sensible, research-driven policy proposals to equip stakeholders with the solutions needed to address these challenges.
  • Promote bold leadership among Millennials in order to encourage civic engagement and ensure their generation’s long-term security and success.