(REMINDER) States Can Fix the Housing Crisis
A can't-miss talk as legislators, experts and advocates come up with new ideas to finally tackle and crack America's housing crisis
The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG East), the Council on Communities of Color, in partnership with ecoWURD and theBEnote.com present a new installment of the MicroSummit series on Equitable Governance:
As the pandemic appears to transition into an uncertain endemic, a devastating housing crisis continues. Millions of Americans still face mounting rental debt and the inability to pay it back. Housing prices continue to surge in an environment reminiscent of the pre-Great Recession housing bubble. An accelerating trend of private investors buying up property and housing is stirring concern from residents, advocates and policymakers. In the meantime, income inequality is widening, racial disparities are worsening, and fewer families — particularly among younger generations — can afford home ownership.
In “Unhoused: How Can States Solve the Housing Crisis?” we convene a panel of policymakers, advocates, and educators to lead a solutions-based discussion on what states must do to address growing housing uncertainty. What policy solutions and models should state leaders consider? How can communities organize and collaborate with lawmakers? How do state leaders achieve a fully equitable solution?
The Equitable Governance MicroSummits are CSG East CCC’s unique convening of state and local policymakers, experts, and thinkers in search of equitable governing solutions. This panel will take place via Zoom on Friday, April 29th, 10am – 11:30am ET. Participants will be able to watch virtually and ask questions.
REGISTER TODAY Registrants will receive a Zoom access link upon registration. Audience members will be able to ask questions by chat. Audience members are encouraged to discuss and share the panel on social media @CSG_ERC and using the hashtag #CSGEAST
Representative Quentin Williams | Connecticut General Assembly
Eugene R. Young, Jr. | Delaware State Housing Authority
Corinne O'Connell | Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
Rasheedah Phillips | PolicyLink
Carl Gershenson | The Eviction Lab at Princeton