Register to attend a public conversation about housing in Charlottesville this Thursday
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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