We want to bring your attention to a couple of upcoming panels on housing availability and affordability.
At noon on Thursday, October 8th, Friendship Place is partnering with NYU to present a virtual panel on housing solutions for families facing with homelessness. With public radio host Ray Suarez moderating:
Panelists will discuss the journey a family may take from short-term housing to voucher-supported housing programs, and to low-cost options in the area. Our goal is to discuss how non-profit organizations, advocates, and corporations can work together to facilitate that journey.
You can register for the free event here.
And on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m., Ward 3 Vision is assembling a panel of experts on the decades of land use decisions and policies that segregated the District, how they continue to do so in Ward 3 to this day, and ways to remove barriers to diversity in Ward 3 neighborhoods. This panel discussion is also free to all who register.
We’ll let ANC 3F01 Commissioner and Ward 3 Vision steering committee member David Cristeal explain:
Have you ever wondered about the intersection between race, zoning and land use policy and their impact on housing patterns? Have you wanted to help make Ward 3 more affordable for more people, including those who may work here but cannot afford to live here? Would you like to learn more and find out how to take action to make Ward 3 a better, more equitable place to live? Then sign up for Ward 3 Vision’s “Help Take Down the Invisible Walls Around Ward 3.”
Ward 3 Vision is an active group of residents partnering with the Coalition for Smarter Growth to ensure that new development is positive and forward-thinking and brings new life and vibrancy to our neighborhoods. We believe our community will benefit from an honest dialog with true inclusiveness and citizen engagement.
The meeting, held on Zoom (I know, my favorite too!), will include perspectives from several DC experts in land use and policy. Participants include Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh; Andrew Trueblood and Anita Cozart of the DC Office of Planning; Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and researcher, author of “The Battle of Fort Reno”; Dan Reed, urban planner, writer and contributor to Greater Greater Washington; and moderated by Matthew Bell, FAIA, a professor of architecture at the University of Maryland and principal at Perkins Eastman.
Please join us next Tuesday eve – click here to register for this event.