Mark Oberholzer – Break-Out Table Facilitator

AIA|LA Design for Dignity: Housing an Inclusive Community

July 19, 2019

1:00 PM

Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

The fourth annual AIA|LA DESIGN FOR DIGNITY: Housing an Inclusive Community conference will serve as a forum to identify the key challenges impacting our housing crisis, as well as, an opportunity to highlight the capital, programmatic and human resources available to address those challenges. We anticipate an audience of about 200 to 225 architects, designers, urban planners, developers, housing providers, civic leaders, and community activists.

Our morning session will feature a series of ten 10-minute presentations – with each presentation analyzing a critical challenge centered around community outreach, empathy and reaction, mental health & supportive services, site selection, zoning, regulatory processes, procedures & fees, financial feasibility, the capital stack and alternative housing typologies.

Then afterwards, we’ll convene a leadership panel to showcase and clarify the funding sources available through such sources as Measure H & HHH, Low-Income Tax Credits, Opportunity Funds and State of California’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities, Transformative Climate Communities and the Infill Infrastructure grant programs, et al..

We’ll break for lunch and then coordinate a series of twenty concurrent, moderated and interactive break-out discussions where each of the challenges will be examined through the lens of the numerous resources available to match-make opportunities and scale the solutions more quickly. Each break-out discussion will establish a policy recommendation to help overcome the specific challenges hindering rapid, healthy and effective housing production.

At the conclusion of the conference, each group will share its policy recommendation and establish an action plan for AIA Los Angeles and our community partners to execute.

Your participation in our 4th annual Design For Dignity will be fundamental to its success.

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