Session

Moving Forward with Affordable Housing: Strategies for Development and Preservation

Time: 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Date: March 14, 2022

Location: Liberty Salons MNOP

Description

• Learn how local governments and housing developers can work together to reduce obstacles to financing and building affordable housing.
• Find out how to modernize land-use and zoning policies to reflect today’s housing needs.
• Learn about longer-term policies and programs that contribute to a full spectrum of housing options like land banks, housing trust funds, community land trusts, and stable transitional housing.

Stable housing is a prerequisite for economic mobility, job security, and health and well-being.  In recent years, however, housing in both small and large cities has become unaffordable. Although municipal governments do not directly finance or build housing, federal lawmakers and local residents are looking to local elected officials to develop and preserve more affordable housing, and to offer homeless residents alternatives to unregulated encampments. In this workshop, municipal officials will learn about policies and strategies that can meet the need for producing and preserving affordable and workforce housing, and how federal programs can complement and leverage local efforts. An important focus of the session: developing affordable housing for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) households.

Speakers

  • Amy King CEO - Pallet
  • Tony Pickett CEO - Grounded Solutions Network
  • Jason Jordan Policy and Public Affairs Director - American Planning Association Center for Transport