Charlottesville is currently in the midst of a sweeping comprehensive planning process. Like other localities across the country, affordable housing advocates are pushing to actualize concepts of redress in our future housing policies. This discussion will host members of the Charlottesville Low Income Housing Coalition (CLIHC) alongside national experts who study how this looks elsewhere—what works, what doesn’t—to think collaboratively towards what housing justice looks like locally.

Housing Justice in Charlottesville: What Could Reparative Policies and Planning Look Like in Practice? brings together panelists:

— Dr. Willow Lung-Amam
Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Director of Community Development at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education

— Dr. Kate Howell
Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University and Co-Director of the RVA Eviction Lab

— Brandon Collins
Lead Organizer at the Public Housing Association of Residents and member of the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition

The panel is moderated by Barbara Brown Wilson, Associate Professor of Urban + Environmental Planning, UVA School of Architecture and Faculty Director of the UVA Equity Center. It is co-hosted by the UVA School of Architecture, the UVA Equity Center and the Student Planners Association.