Slides: Can we Preserve Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Presentation at the 2018 Just Economy Conference.
by William Eager, Vice President, Chicago Area, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.

Session Title: Can we Preserve Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Neighborhoods?
As cities increasingly gentrify, what is being done to preserve housing both renters and homeowners can afford? The challenges facing traditionally lower-income communities and families continue to depress homeownership rates, particularly for persons of color.  Affordable housing developers are competing against profit-driven investors aggressively buying properties in low-to-moderate income communities, making it even harder for families in these communities to purchase homes and access the wealth-building opportunities homeownership provides. This panel will present strategies to close this gap as well as opportunities to create more programs that promote affordable homeownership in your community.

SpeakerWilliam Eager, Vice President, Chicago Area, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc., Washington, DC @POAHCommunities

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Speaker: Maxine Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI), Portland, OR @PCRIhome

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Speaker: Todd Lee, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, DC Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC @ToddLeeDCHFA

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