Workshop Session One
A. Health and Housing: Learning From Each Other Racial Equity and Housing
Learn from successful collaborations that resulted in equitable health and housing solutions for Connecticut communities. Speakers will describe how they overcame barriers and worked together step-by-step to develop the Vita Health & Wellness District in Stamford and the Medical Respite Program at Columbus House.
B. Racial Equity and Housing: Discovering Your Role in Disrupting Racial Inequality
We all have a role — engage with us in a conversation about challenging and empowering ourselves to undo structural racism, including practical methods to bring a more race conscious lens to our work in affordable housing.
C. Transportation and Housing: A Formula for Economic Development
The impact of transportation challenges to the housing industry, employers and Connecticut’s workforce.
Workshop Session Two
D. Connecticut News: Hear From the State’s Affordable Housing Funders
Join the Connecticut Department of Housing, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive an update on funding programs specifically for Connecticut projects.
E. Roundtable of Legislative Leaders and Affordable Housing Professionals: Solving Problems Together
A dialogue to explore solutions that address the critical shortage of affordable housing in Connecticut.
F. The Sky is Falling!: Adapting Housing to Climate Change, Rising Seas, and Rain Bombs for a Resilient Future
Hear about climate change from the Connecticut Department of Housing’s (DOH) earth scientist, Dr. Rebecca French and how this very real issue impacts Connecticut. Learn from Dr. French and DOH Deputy Commissioner, Shanté Hanks about using elevation, floodproofing, and green and grey infrastructure to adapt housing projects and vulnerable communities to flooding and a changing climate. Engage in a conversation on your vision for a resilient future for our state.