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Habitat Charlotte and South State Bank welcome keynote speaker David Williams from Opportunity Insights to our fifth annual Building Futures: a Symposium on Affordable Housing.

As Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis continues, it is critical for policymakers, organizations and community members to work together on creative ways to tackle our city’s housing challenges.

Learn how Opportunity Insights uses “big data” to unearth community-based economic obstacles and income inequalities then transforms this research into locally-oriented policy changes to impact upward mobility.

The evening will also explore how we can all be a part of transforming Charlotte, helping to ensure that all Charlotteans have a decent place to live.

Before and after the presentation, we will host an affordable housing expo where you can learn ways to get personally involved and make a difference or get more information about services that can help you and your family.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dale F. Halton Theater – Overcash Building (CPCC)
1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC

Building Futures is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, please reserve your seat by registering in advance.

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Affordable Housing Community Expo

The evening’s expo will feature:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte partners with individuals and families across the Charlotte region to build or improve a place they can call home; Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay a mortgage they can afford.
  • Inlivian (formerly the Charlotte Housing Authority) supports Charlotte residents through affordable apartment rentals, a variety of residential living programs, and support services for households currently holding or seeking Housing Choice vouchers.
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provides job training and employment services for individuals facing barriers to employment such as lack of skills, experience or education and criminal backgrounds.
  • YWCA Central Carolinas‘ Women in Transition program provides safe, affordable, transitional housing and intensive support services for single unaccompanied women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Rosa Parks Farmers Market’s goal is to increase the availability of fresh, local produce for the citizens of the Beatties Ford Road Corridor.

about david williams

This year’s event features David Williams, Policy Director at Opportunity Insights, a research and public policy lab based at Harvard University dedicated to using big data to improve upward mobility in America. David is tasked with supporting research and evidence-based policy change by creating and leading partnerships with communities across the country.

Current projects include Creating Moves to Opportunity, a national housing mobility initiative, and the Charlotte Opportunity Initiative, a community-wide place-based initiative aimed at improving economic opportunity throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.