How do you transform a neighborhood? Strengthen education, public safety, and health care? What is the role of housing development and economic development? How can the public sector lead in partnership with residents, stakeholders, nonprofits, and philanthropy?
Prince George’s County leadership is tackling these questions head-on through its Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI). TNI is directing a full spectrum of cross-agency resources in six unique communities that face some of the greatest challenges associated with crime, school statistics, and health care disparity. Join WRAG and its Affordable Housing Task Force to visit one of these communities – the Langley Park neighborhood. We will hear from County Executive Rushern Baker’s key staff, affordable housing experts, and housing and community development practitioners to learn how TNI, as well as current and previous housing and community development efforts, are transforming and strengthening communities and where there is more work to be done to improve neighborhood housing, education, health, and safety.
Tour to include:
Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth: Overview of Local Demographic Information and Related Affordable Housing Issues
Bradford Seamon, Chief Administrative Officer, Office of the County Executive: Presentation and Tour of Langley Park
Rosie Allen Herring, Senior Director, Community Investment and Engagement, Fannie Mae: Moderator, Panel Discussion on Affordable Housing & Community Development
Transportation between sites will be provided. The bus will depart from 6505 Belcrest Road at 8:30 AM sharp and return at 12:30 PM. (Location is Prince George’s Community College in Hyattsville across the street from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station.)
About the tours:
The Affordable Housing Task Force tours focus on areas of our region with some of the most pressing needs and the most anticipated growth. At the same time, we investigate how connecting families to stable housing in vibrant neighborhoods can improve outcomes in education, health, and other areas. The tours feature government leaders, local housing officials, developers, and researchers/advocates who work on these inter-related issues every day.
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