A panel discussion on the affordability crisis in the metro DC area and across the country. This discussion will focus on why an affordable housing crisis exists, policy tools and techniques to maintain and increase affordable housing, and why affordable housing matters (socially and economically).
Who: Panel hosted by the National Capital Area Chapter of The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and moderated by Michael Silliman, MPA.
Gov. Parris N. Glendening is President of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and the Governor’s Institute on Community Design. In these roles, he travels across the country and around the world advising state and local governments on smart growth, transit, and sustainability policies and practices. Parris Glendening served as Governor of the State of Maryland from 1995-2003 where he created the nation’s first state-level smart growth policy package. Prior to being elected Governor, Glendening served three terms as elected county executive of Prince George’s County, Maryland. He taught political science at the University of Maryland, College Park for 27 years and is the author of two books and over 100 articles and conference papers.
Alazne (Ali) Solis is President and CEO of Make Room USA. Ali has led successful national campaigns during her two decade tenure in housing and thinks it’s about time that renters’ needs move to the top of the national agenda. She’s a deal-maker, coalition-builder and advocate for people and places that need help the most.