Ben Metcalf has joined the Terner Center as Managing Director. Ben joins Faculty Director Carol Galante in leading both the expansion and deepening of Terner Center’s work solving housing affordability challenges through policy, practice, and innovations.
“We are pleased to welcome Ben Metcalf to the Terner Center and to UC Berkeley,” said Galante. “We already have a stellar team engaged in this work, yet there is so much more we believe we can and should be doing. We are excited to have Ben’s vision, experience, and passion. I look forward to what our team will accomplish together.”
Ben was appointed in 2015 by former Governor Jerry Brown to lead California’s Department of Housing and Community Development, a role he held until 2019. Ben played an instrumental role in the passage and implementation of the 2017 Housing Package and oversaw the Department during a period of significant expansion of the state’s financial and regulatory reach into housing and land use matters.