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Understanding the Issues Shaping Our Region

Individually and collectively, our ability to make a lasting difference is enhanced when we are well-informed about the people, policies and projects shaping our region.

Join us to dive into several key issues where the Community Foundation is investing its leadership and financial resources to help our region move towards equity. We will hear perspectives from state and local experts, examine the decisions and patterns that have led to widening opportunity gaps, and discuss potential solutions for improving systems and helping more individuals and families achieve upward economic mobility.

Affordable Housing:
Real Talk about the Richmond Region's Challenges and Prospects

Tuesday, September 28th | 8:30–10:00 a.m. 
Virtual Event on Zoom


Please join us to explore the current landscape of affordable housing in the Richmond region. Learn what challenges are facing the region, but also how intentional, collaborative solutions are positively changing our course for the future. 

While the topic of affordable housing has gained greater attention in recent years, it can feel complex and difficult to understand. Our expert panel will help break it down with key definitions, memorable statistics, and hard-earned perspectives gained from years of engagement with everyone from neighborhood organizers to legislators. You will also hear specifics about how local jurisdictions are working together to make progress towards regional goals, how the pandemic affected their work, and what they can now project about future possibilities. 

Our hope is that guests will ask questions and invite friends to this session, but also leave with a deeper understanding of why affordable housing matters and how we can all be better partners in this essential work.

 Jovan Burton
Director of Implementation,
Partnership for Housing Affordability

 Dan Cohen 
Director of Community Enhancement, Chesterfield County
Sharon Ebert
Deputy Chief Administrator for Economic and Community Development, City of Richmond
Eric Leabough
Director of Community Revitalization, Henrico County



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