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2021 Housing Summit Resources

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Keynote Speaker:

Heather Mullins Crislip

President & CEO

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME)

Session Title: The Future of Housing Supply and Affordability

Session Description: Regions across the U.S. are facing significant stressors to their housing supply—rising costs, gentrification in some areas and disinvestment in others, and shifting policies at every level of government. Join local government representatives as a panel explores the most innovative ideas to overcome obstacles and shape the future of local housing. 

Moderator: Tim Shamblin - President, BRAR Board

Speaker: Jonathan Knopf, Senior Research Associate, Housing Forward Virginia

Session Title: From COVID to the Capitol: Data and Policy Housers Need to Know in 2021

Session Description: This session will explore housing data and the effect COVID-19 and how that might impact policy decisions in the future. 

Speakers: Panelists from National Coalition for the Homeless

Session Title: The “Faces of Homelessness” Speakers' Bureau - Personal and Powerful Experiences of Homelessness

Session Description: The “Faces of Homelessness” Speakers' Bureau is comprised of extraordinary people who are committed to sharing their personal and powerful experiences of homelessness with others. From homeless activists to riveting poets, all have found a unique way for their voices to be heard. 

Session Title: Knowledge Lab: Eviction laws, their role in the pandemic and the resources available for help

Session Description: An overview of new eviction laws in Virginia and comprehensive update on resources to keep families in their homes. DHCD will explain programs to help families and landlords apply for rental assistance.

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