Unlocking Affordable Housing

March 31, 2020, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar


Registration is required for all Arizona Grantmakers Forum events. We welcome board members, trustees and staff at all levels from Arizona Granmakers member organizations to participate.

NOTE: This program is now a webinar.

Arizona needs at least 100,00 affordable houses or apartments, but federal funding—the main tool for creating additional affordable housing units in the state—only covers about 2,000 of those homes. How did this problem arise, and what is philanthropy’s role in addressing the housing needs of Arizona residents?

Join your fellow members to hear from Joan Serviss and Joanna Carr of the Arizona Housing Coalition who will share root causes of the lack of affordable housing and how it relates to wealth, education and health inequalities. Following the presentation, Suzanne Pfister of Vitalyst Health Foundation will moderate a panel discussion to understand how the philanthropic sector is prioritizing this issue with the recently launched Arizona Housing Fund, among other initiatives.

Elisa de la Vara | Chief Community Officer | Arizona Community Foundation
Howard Epstein | National Exective | OREO/Real Estate Asset Sales | Bank of America
Joanna Carr | Research & Policy Coordinator | Arizona Housing Coalition
Joan Serviss | Executive Director | Arizona Housing Coalition
Moderator: Suzanne Pfister | President & CEO | Vitalyst Health Foundation

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