Thursday evening, local experts will get together to discuss housing, redevelopment, and real estate in Charlottesville.
The event is part of the the “Can I Talk To You C-Ville?” series, hosted by Vinegar Hill Magazine and In My Humble Opinion Talk Show, and will take place at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center starting at 6:30 p.m.
The panel will feature:
- Wes Bellamy, former vice mayor of Charlottesville and current chair of the board of commissioners for the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority;
- Joy Johnson, housing advocate and founder of the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR);
- Sunshine Mathon, CEO of local housing nonprofit Piedmont Housing Alliance;
- Sam Sanders, Charlottesville City Manager;
- Waki Wynn, communications specialist, realtor and current president of the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program board;
- S. Lisa Herndon, president of the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors.
Together, they’ll discuss a variety of topics, including what they see as obstacles to and opportunities for redevelopment and housing affordability in Charlottesville; whether the city can remain an affordable place to live as it grows; and how housing and real estate relate to the city’s wealth gap. It’s rare to have so many housing experts, from so many different fields, in one place, having a public conversation.
The event is free and open to the public. Register to attend on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. here.
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