Save the Date for the Get Housing RIght Conference! May 12 - 13
The Get Housing RIght Conference
A free, two-day event presented by the University of Rhode Island's Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies with support from Homes RI
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Thursday, May 12: Online (via Zoom, multiple sessions)
Friday, May 13: In-person at the URI Shepard Building, 80 Washington St, Providence, RI
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 grassroot 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 in the heart of downtown Providence. 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, State of Rhode Island Representative
· Anya Irons, UHAB
· Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, University of Maryland
· 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
· Jesse Kanson-Benanav, Abundant Housing Mass
· Brenda Clement, HousingWorks RI
· Brett Theodos, Urban Institute
· Beth Shinn, Vanderbilt University
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.
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Courtesy of the University of Rhode Island