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As the demand for affordable housing continues to outstrip supply, government agencies are responding in a variety of ways, including the Shapiro administration's announcement of nearly $12.2 million to support affordable housing in 20 counties and Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker’s administration advancing a plan to deliver 30,000 units of housing over the next four years.

 

The CSPA Affordable Housing in Pennsylvania Summit will explore these and other proposals in depth and discuss their potential for success. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain insights from experts, network with key stakeholders, and contribute to the conversation on how to effectively address affordable housing challenges in our communities.

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Date
July 30, 2024
Time
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location

Doubletree Philadelphia Center City

237 S Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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9:40 AM EDT Tuesday, July 30

10:00 AM EDT Tuesday, July 30

Safe, Affordable and Accessible Housing Across PA

1 hour

There are so many ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities like homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. Government leaders are also working on legislation that would allow municipalities to apply for a special designation as an “Attainable Housing Community,” a distinction designed to spur municipalities to think creatively about housing solutions.  Other lawmakers are working on preempting local zoning policies to promote housing construction and protect tenants amid increased evictions. This panel will explore some of the most promising programs and the current and potential obstacles facing them.

 

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PA Sen. Frank Farry
PA Sen. Frank Farry
Chair
Urban Affairs and Housing Committee
PA Rep. Josh Siegel
PA Rep. Josh Siegel
Member, Housing & Community Development Committee
Sponsor, “Attainable Housing Community”
Adrian Garcia
Adrian Garcia
Director of Enforcement
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

There are so many ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities like homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. Government leaders are also working on legislation that would allow municipalities to apply for a special designation as an “Attainable Housing Community,” a distinction designed to spur municipalities to think creatively about housing solutions.  Other lawmakers are working on preempting local zoning policies to promote housing construction and protect tenants amid increased evictions. This panel will explore some of the most promising programs and the current and potential obstacles facing them.

 

PA Sen. Frank Farry
PA Sen. Frank Farry
Chair
Urban Affairs and Housing Committee
PA Rep. Josh Siegel
PA Rep. Josh Siegel
Member, Housing & Community Development Committee
Sponsor, “Attainable Housing Community”
Adrian Garcia
Adrian Garcia
Director of Enforcement
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
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11:00 AM EDT Tuesday, July 30

Solutions to Affordable Housing Crisis in Urban Areas

1 hour

The City of Pittsburgh has announced that 11 affordable housing projects in the city will receive more than $15 million in state funding – a testament to the power of collaborating to create positive change.  For Philadelphia to deliver 30,000 new affordable housing units, it will require partnerships with community development corporations, nonprofits, and philanthropists to fund, construct and reach that goal. Philadelphia also offers the “Turn the Key” program in which the government provides the land while local banks and minority developers build affordable housing. This panel will discuss what municipal leaders are currently doing – and what options are worth exploring – to improve and increase affordable housing options.

Philadelphia City Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier
Philadelphia City Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier
Chair
Committee on Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless
Shelvia Williams
Shelvia Williams
Community Engagement Officer
Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
Caster D. Binion
Caster D. Binion
Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

The City of Pittsburgh has announced that 11 affordable housing projects in the city will receive more than $15 million in state funding – a testament to the power of collaborating to create positive change.  For Philadelphia to deliver 30,000 new affordable housing units, it will require partnerships with community development corporations, nonprofits, and philanthropists to fund, construct and reach that goal. Philadelphia also offers the “Turn the Key” program in which the government provides the land while local banks and minority developers build affordable housing. This panel will discuss what municipal leaders are currently doing – and what options are worth exploring – to improve and increase affordable housing options.

Philadelphia City Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier
Philadelphia City Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier
Chair
Committee on Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless
Shelvia Williams
Shelvia Williams
Community Engagement Officer
Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
Caster D. Binion
Caster D. Binion
Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh
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12:00 PM EDT Tuesday, July 30

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