What does a less segregated housing world
look like and how do we get there?
Wednesday, February 3 | 9:30 am - 11:15 am REGISTER NOW
At the December Housing Forum, we were reminded that the Atlanta region is segregated with a history of racist housing policies and practices. As we learned from a mapping presentation from Mike Carnathan of the Atlanta Regional Commission, this isn’t ancient history -- “segregation’s role in the systems of metro Atlanta lead us today to the lowest rate of upward mobility in the nation, the highest rate of suburbanization of poverty, and a central city that has the highest income inequality in the nation.”
What’s next? How can we make it right? What can we do about it as a region?
In a conversation with Robin Rue Simmons, Alderman with the City of Evanston, IL, we will examine the City’s work in local reparative housing justice. Evanston passed the nation’s first funded local reparation policy for Black residents to correct housing injustices of the past and build toward a less segregated community.
We’ll ask Prentiss Dantzler, Assistant Professor at the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University, about the playbook for reimagining and rebuilding a less segregated community. Prentiss’ work lies at the nexus of urban poverty and inequality, housing policy, race and ethnic relations, and community development practice.
To give us a sense of the latest metro affordable housing needs, Mike Carnathan with Atlanta Regional Commission will also unveil its new Regional Housing Demand study.
Join us for the first Housing Forum of 2021 as Forum founder and moderator Bill Bolling will also share the latest updates regarding the eviction crisis and more.
Make plans now to join us for the next Atlanta Regional Housing Forum, a virtual event to be held on Wednesday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
FORUM CHANGES IN 2021
SCHEDULE CHANGE: In 2021, the Housing Forum is moving from four quarterly to six bi-monthly events. Join us on February 3 for our first Forum of 2021, and mark your calendars for these additional dates:
Until further notice, all Forums will take place virtually, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. We will continue to broadcast the forum live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
CONTINUE THE COVERSATION: Another change in 2021, we're piloting a small group discussion following each Forum. Additional details on how to participate will be forthcoming.
YOUR THOUGHTS? Please take a moment to answer this one-question survey and share your thoughts on topics we're considering in 2021 -- and add your own.