Equitable Strategies to Preserving and Growing Affordable Housing
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (EDT)
This panel discussion presents challenges and strategies for preserving, maintaining and growing affordable housing in Chicago.
About this event:
Affordable housing continues to be a growing need across the country and in the Chicago region. The pandemic in particular has highlighted challenges that many renters and homeowners face with finding housing that fits their requirements as well as their price point. Affordable housing can come in all shapes and sizes and the creation and preservation of this type of housing is critical to ensuring that people remain housed in times of economic downturns. This panel discussion presents challenges and strategies for preserving, maintaining and growing affordable housing from three different practitioners working in the field.
Chandra Christmas-Rouse MUP ’19, Enterprise Community Partners
Chris Lee MAUD ’79, Johnson & Lee Architects
Rafael Leon AMDP ’09, Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation
Paola Aguirre MAUD ’11, Borderless Studio
Christina Harris MLA ’11, Metropolitan Planning Council
This event is organized by GSD Alumni Council Members and GSD Alumni in Chicago: Paola Aguirre MAUD ’11, Christina Harris MLA ’11
Photo: Dr. King Legacy Apartments in North Lawndale by Johnson & Lee.