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Housing+Health 2020 Spring Speaker Series
February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
About the Series
Join us this spring as we bring national experts to weigh in on the problems & solutions for improving housing & health in our community. If you’re a renter, a homeowner, builder, advocated, public official, or concerned community member – these sessions are for you.
Sessions are FREE! Food, childcare & transportation are provided, & you could win $100 gift cards at each session.
- For locations, times & to watch the livestream check the Housing Policy Advisory Committee facebook page or visit their website
- For more information or transportation assistance contact Lmartin@chaffeecounty.org
In this session:
Strong Towns founder and president Charles Marohn is heading to Salida, Colorado to discuss how communities can make their housing ecosystems strong and resilient.
Talk of a “housing crisis” pervades American communities—and not just off-the-charts rents in coastal cities or hyper-vacancy in the Rust Belt. These problems are present in rural communities, too, and they are symptoms of a deeper dysfunction.
Over nearly a century, through often well-intended top-down policy interventions, we’ve turned a complex system that should be adaptive and self-correcting into one prone to a never-ending cycle of boom and bust, crises and over-corrections.
To address the dysfunction at the root of our housing problems, we need to shift our approach. We must move away from a model in which large developers and centralized financial institutions have unprecedented sway over what is built and where, to a more anti-fragile housing ecosystem in which the bar to entry is low, and every neighborhood can undergo incremental change over time.
This presentation will help you understand the root causes of America’s interrelated housing crises, and identify some rational responses your community can take.
Brought to you by Chaffee County Office of Housing & the Public Health Department.