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Many of us are working on issues related to our region's housing crisis in impactful ways as partners. The Next Level Housing Solutions conversations seek to dovetail with and support all of these efforts while calling upon us, together, to build the solutions and coalitions that are needed to meaningfully address the known crisis.
We propose the following topics for discussions for Summer and Fall of 2019 as a starting point in an effort to catalyze a broader, more robust response to the crisis:
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For more on why these topics are the current focus of the discussions, visit Next Level Housing Solutions: A Call to Action.
Explore actionable strategies for combating displacement of low-and middle income renters and communities of color and housing-related strategies, including but not limited to ownership models, to enable the stability, wealth and health of low- and moderate income people and of racial groups that have been disadvantaged by housing policy and structural racism.
July 17, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Policy solutions are being discussed at many levels, and we do not wish to duplicate those conversations. We do wish to connect to them, add diverse perspectives, work to resolve competing priorities, and explore new or creative solutions.
July 30, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
How can we deploy existing and expanded resources creatively to leverage greater and/or faster impact and craft new solutions? If we ask private sector partners to come to the table as funders, what type of capital is needed and how could it be most impactfully deployed? How can we leverage opportunities created by the current market in support of our housing needs?
September 10, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
How can we bring civic leaders, employers, educators, public health professionals, media and community leaders together as leaders, funders, advocates and solutionmakers? Can the evolving partnerships between housing and healthcare leaders pave the way and set the pace? How will we seed the alignment of transit and housing policy? What other sectors are crucial, and how will we engage them?
There are many policy solutions that could have impact, but their viability is challenged by the lack of urgency and broad political will that is needed to get municipal leaders to lead on a crisis that their constituents may not currently feel. How do we sound the alarm and build the support needed to meet our housing challenges head-on? What are the educational, media, organizing, coalition building and other strategies we can pursue to create the necessary political will?
These discussions will overlap and inform each other, resulting in a more robust set of actionable ideas, and greater collective impact through collaboration. We urge you to join one or all of these conversations, and to bring other community, business, thought or civic leaders or influencers to join the conversation.
We will take notes, share the ideas exchanged in these conversations and any offshoots, and bring the evolving ideas and growing, diversifying leadership group back together later in the fall:
NEW DATE: February 2020
Tentative Time: 10:00 – 3:00