The Get Housing RIght conference will explore initiatives to improve Rhode Island's affordable housing options. A free combined online and in-person event, the conference invites experts in affordable housing, local zoning, community development, finance, reentry, supportive housing, and local government to plot pathways towards expanded affordable housing through policies, best practices, and grassroots efforts.
Thursday, May 12
Presented via Zoom, day one features panelists from across the country, offering best practice reflections and bold ideas suited to our Rhode Island context.
Friday, May 13
The Get Housing RIght conference continues on Friday, May 13 in-person at the University of Rhode Island's Shepard Building, located at 80 Washington Street, in the heart of downtown Providence, RI. Day two focuses exclusively on Rhode Island's cities, towns, and their respective affordable housing horizons.
Confirmed panelists include, but are not limited to:
- Jack Reed, United States Senator for Rhode Island
- Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition
- June Speakman, Representative for the State of Rhode Island
- David Morales, Representative for the State of Rhode Island
- Marc Parlange, President of the University of Rhode Island
- Brendan "Skip" Mark, University of Rhode Island
- Eric Tars, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
- Dr. Rahul Vanjani, Lifespan's Transitions Clinic
- Magda Maaoui, University of Cergy-Paris
- Sara Bronin, DeSegregate CT
- Meghan Kallman, Senator for the State of Rhode Island
- Jesse Kanson-Benanav, Abundant Housing Mass
- Brenda Clement, HousingWorks RI
- Noah Kazis, NYU Furman Center and Brookings Institution
- Brett Theodos, Urban Institute
- Beth Shinn, Vanderbilt University
- Nicholas Marantz and Huixin Zheng, University of California Irvine
Professionals of all stripes - academics, advocates, bankers, developers, economists, elected officials, homeowners, housing professionals, nonprofit stakeholders, public administrators, renters, students, and the local community - will come together to identify solutions to affordable housing problems in Rhode Island.
The conference concludes with a community meal at AS220.
Be the first to register! Sign up to attend at the link below.