This event is part 1 of our 2-part series: Regional Housing Justice for Security and Stability. Part 2 will take place on July 2, 2021.
The pandemic exacerbated the long-standing regional affordable housing crisis that displaces and forces many families and individuals to struggle monthly. Mass unemployment has left millions of DMV renters unable to pay rent and pushed closer to housing insecurity. Local, state, and federal eviction protection programs have provided temporary relief; however, once those expired, months of unpaid rent will be due, leaving countless families at risk. The risk of evictions is greater for Black and Brown renters who are more vulnerable; 50% of Black DC residents rent their home, while only 30% of white residents rent, according to a study by the Urban Institute. Join us for a discussion with regional leaders on preventing displacement, mass evictions, and long-term efforts to address affordable housing and opportunities for philanthropic partnership.
- MODERATOR | Ronnie Galvin, Greater Washington Community Foundation
- PANELIST | Felicia Dunn, Fairfax County Department of Human Services
- PANELIST | Thomas Fleetwood, Fairfax County Department of Human Services
- PANELIST | Richard Livingstone, DC Department of Housing and Community Development
- PANELIST | Aspasia Xypolia, Prince George’s County Department of Human Services