Date(s) - 07/14/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Due to Covid-19, millions are behind in rent or mortgage payments. Cities, and rural areas, are filled with people under DEEP financial stress. There is minimal cushion, but dire consequences. Landlords too are in difficult times, especially small-scale property owners who purchased houses as investment properties. Unable to collect rent, their inability to make mortgage payments places them at risk of foreclosure. Meanwhile, financial institutions fear loans will default resulting in them holding countless properties no one can afford to live in.
Community leaders can’t spend months and years talking, responding correctly NOW, is paramount. Successful communities will have acted boldly by rapidly implementing sound plans & policies to minimize the damage of what is being called the “COVID-19 Housing Apocalypse”.
Five Elements of a Rapid Response for Communities: After spending months scanning the globe to find promising innovations to support increases in naturally affordable housing, the team working on the virtual summit identified five strategies that communities could embrace to greatly reduce the damage of navigating forward through the crisis.
- Establish a Crisis Resolution Center for renters who are unable to pay their rent (and for the landlords who are struggling to collect rent).
- Deploy a Community Care Coordination platform to manage individual success plans and connections to resources.
- Launch a coordinated home-sharing and room rental program
- Support Efficient Bartering to Make Housing Improvements
- Support and Enable “Incremental ADU” Development to add Accessory Dwelling Units
The presenter is Bill Barberg, the author of the chapter on “Implementing Population Health Strategies” for the book, “Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration” (Routledge, 2017). Look him up on LinkedIn for more background. [Register for Webinar]
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