2018 Citizens Planning Academy Session Four
Housing for All: Disruptors, Challenges, and Strategies for Equity
Wednesday, August 1, 6 – 7:30 PM. Free and open to the public.
U of I Legacy Pointe Conference Room, Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street, Boise.
Housing stability and diversity are fundamental to sustaining communities. As communities struggle to meet local housing needs, several forces have converged to push housing out of reach for residents and undermine Idaho’s workforce development goals. This session will explore emerging market disruptors, challenges for residential development, and strategies to preserve and create housing that meets the needs and incomes of all community residents.
Our guest speakers:
Erik Kingston, PCED, Housing Resources Coordinator, Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). Erik created IHFA’s Housing Information Referral Center in 1998 and coordinates several statewide program and outreach initiatives. He represents IHFA on the Idaho Rural Partnership (IRP) board and Idaho Community Review Team, and is a regular contributor to conference and planning efforts, including the NW Community Development Institute, where he teaches Housing as a Second Language. He is member of the Western Community Assessment Network (WeCAN), a three-year rural development and civic engagement collaborative among teams in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming (communityreview.org).
Shellan Rodriguez, Real Estate Development Manager, Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC). Shellan works with landowners and developers to improve Boise’s downtown infrastructure and expand public-private partnerships. Before joining CCDC, she managed housing and sustainability programs for affordable housing developer Pacific Companies, entitling, financing, and developing quality, sustainable housing for seniors, families, and homeless populations. She is a commissioner for Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities, former US Green Building Council-Idaho board member, LEED Green Associate, and Urban Land Institute member.
The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho’s College of Law in Boise and Bioregional Planning Program. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. Learn more on our website.