On Wednesday, June 24 the YWCA Central Alabama will host a virtual housing symposium titled “The Journey to Affordable Housing: The YW’s Role in Safe Shelter” that participants can take part in online.
“Our goal is to find solutions to and raise awareness about systems that can often debilitate residents within our communities and lead to housing instability,” said YWCA Central Alabama CEO LaRhonda S. Magras. “YWCA and our community play a critical role in the conversation around safe and sustainable housing including homeownership options.”
A panel will discuss subjects such as financial literacy, negative rental or criminal history, and fair housing practices.
The panel includes: Mechelle Sippial Wilder, ARC Realty Partner, Associate Broker; Kenneth E. Free, Alabama Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and YWCA Central Alabama’s Monica Shields, Interfaith Hospitality House Shelter Manager.
“Nurturing the hopes and dreams of our residents is a top priority, and in most cases, these futures begin with having access to affordable, safe shelter,” said Community Outreach Coordinator Knetta Adkins. “We hope you’ll join us for this free event to hear from local housing experts as the [YWCA] continues its quest to build a more equitable society.”
Registration for the symposium is free and will begin at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.