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Housing California Conference April 15-17 at the Sacramento Convention Center

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RSG employees Tara (Principal), Greg (Senior Associate) and Irlanda (Analyst) will be traveling from our headquarters in Irvine to Sacramento, CA to attend the Housing California conference next week! We are so excited to chat with all of you about new legislation, shifts in trends and the progression of housing in California. Currently we are very focused on SB 35 and would also love your insight on how cities can increase their housing supply to fit the needs of their residents. We will have on display some tools and interesting compliance facts pertaining to SB 35. If you will be attending the conference this year, feel free to stop by booth 50 to see some friendly RSG faces!

Upcoming Conferences and RSG Events

RSG is excited to be leading the discussions on community development with several events coming up over the next two months.  We hope to see you there!


Each year approximately 350 economic developers come together in the largest gathering in California to discuss emerging trends, celebrate successes, and network with our peers.  This year marks the 39th anniversary of the training conference, which will be hosted jointly by CALED, the City of Anaheim and SBDC.  Jim Simon, President and Principal of RSG will be offering opening remarks at the opening reception and several RSG team members will be on-site to discuss how housing and economic development are partners in solving community development solutions.  Special thanks to RSG Associate Dominique Clark, who volunteered her time as an Annual Conference Planning Committee member.

For more information or registration, please visit www.caled.org.


This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Housing California Annual Conference! Housing California works to prevent and end homelessness and increase the variety and supply of affordable housing throughout the State.  Each year this conference draws over 1,500 attendees that are focused on addressing affordable housing issues. This year RSG will be an exhibitor at the event and we would love it if you stopped by to say hello. We will have some pretty cool swag to give away and always have chocolates! Tara Matthews, Principal, Greg Smith, Senior Associate, and Ya-yin Isle, Associate will be anxiously waiting for you so we can “talk housing” with you!


A slew of housing bills has passed in the last two years and more are on the way.  The State has made it clear that cities must increase housing supply or face repercussions. With so many requirements, how do communities know what they can/should do and what funding is available? What will happen to communities that resist? Tara Matthews and Hitta Mosesman, RSG Principals, and Kathy Jenson and Bill Ihrke from Rutan and Tucker will present the important information you need to know now.

 Please join us for a complimentary training on housing requirements (what are they and what do they mean for my city?) and funding sources available on April 24 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a complimentary reception to follow at RSG’s Irvine office, Conference Center (1st floor), 17872 Gillette Avenue, Irvine CA. Adult beverages, soft drinks and snacks will provided immediately following the training in our office in Suite 350.

 Space is limited to the first 50 respondents – invitations will be sent out the week of March 25 so check your inbox!

RSG's 2018 Conference Season

We had a great time out and about visiting with all of you these past few months! In just a few short weeks, RSG attended the League of California Cities, Non Profit Housing of Northern California Conference, SCANPH, and San Diego Housing Federation. 

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Those that attended the above housing conferences had a chance to come by our booth and take a guess at our booth game! The stakes were high with a chance to win a $100 gift card to Amazon. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who tested their knowledge! For those who are curious, here are the answers:

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