Orange County Affordable Housing Summit

The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition is hosting a summit to bring together elected officials, government staff, community organizations, and the public to have a conversation about affordable housing development in the county. The summit is planned for Friday, February 23rd from 10:00am to 1:30pm at St. Thomas More in Chapel Hill. The goal of the summit is to share the current state of affordable housing in the county and to develop opportunities to increase the development of affordable housing through collaboration between actors. The agenda includes informational tables with local affordable housing providers, a presentation on the current state of affordable housing, and small group discussions focused on the questions, challenges, and opportunities for affordable housing in our community.

Summit Flyer

The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition is an association of individuals and organizations working together to provide housing opportunities for all in Orange County, NC. The mission is to foster collaboration among providers and advocates to support affordable housing development and preservation in Orange County. Affiliates of the Coalition include both local nonprofit organizations and governmental offices in Orange County.

This is the first summit planned by the Coalition and future events are being considered. Those interested in attending the summit can fill out a registration form by February 9th or until pre-registration is full. Walk-ins are also welcome but will not have lunch provided to them. To find out more about the summit and to join the listserv, visit the website at www.housingorange.org. Any questions about the summit can be directed to Sarah Parkins at slparkin@live.unc.edu.

About the author: Sarah Parkins is a master’s student in UNC’s Department of City and Regional Planning, concentrating in housing and community development. She has a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and her current academic interests include affordable housing and placemaking. When not working at the Carrboro Parks and Rec department, Sarah is baking and DIY-ing her way through Pinterest.

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