This discussion will explore questions about housing challenges that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges affect the community in multiple intersecting ways, such as economic stability and growth, sustaining a healthy and vibrant community, shifting demographics, and local workforce capacity to provide essential services. The conversation will help uncover how looking at housing challenges through a wider lens can be an opportunity to help communities thrive going forward.
Participating panelists will include those working on various dimensions of housing in coastal counties of Washington State and scientists who study various aspects of the role of housing in society. In a facilitated dialogue, they will explore the how the ways we understand housing intersect with public policy choices as well as actions taken outside the public sector.
Panelists will include:
- Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County
- Lance German, REMAX Prime, Clallam County
- Greg Winter, Opportunity Council, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom Counties
- Jennifer Sherman, Washington State University
- Gregg Colburn, University of Washington
- Laura Benjamin, Puget Sound Regional Council
- Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Washington State University (Moderator)
This event is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2122687.
In addition to the panelists listed, WSAS would like to express gratitude to the many community organizations that helped shape and disseminate this event: