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Housing + Equitable Communities: Building with Purpose – Friday, March 1, 2019

The State of Texas is growing rapidly, leading to an increased need for housing, healthcare, transportation, education and economic opportunities. In 2017, Texas was home to four of the five fastest growing cities in the nation, and its statewide annual growth rate of 1.7 percent ranked 7th in the country. However this rate of change threatens to leave many Texans behind, stuck in poverty and pushed outside city-limits. In order to ensure that everyone benefits from Texas’s growth and economic gains, affordable housing must be connected with other vital wealth-building initiatives. These efforts include closing the financial gap through asset building and access to affordable credit, providing residents educational opportunities and job training, and building inclusive communities through place-based planning strategies and employer subsidized housing. 

HousingWorks Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are pleased to announce our next educational Summit that will be another opportunity for dialogue, discussion, and action. Housing + Equitable Communities: Building with Purpose will bring together audiences interested in better understanding the challenges and opportunities around equitable communities. This one-day summit will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel, Austin, TX.

Featured confirmed speakers to date include keynote speaker Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute author of the popular book “Dream Hoarders”; Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence, PolicyLink; Diane Yentel, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Low-Income Housing Coalition;  Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Executive Board Chair, Purpose Built Communities;  Austin’s’ Mayor Steve Adler and Mechele Dickerson, Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas School of Law.  Please see full agenda for more confirmed speakers.

Early Bird Registration is now open on Eventbrite.  Take advantage of the discounted price by registering today!   

You can join the growing list of sponsors for the summit. There are multiple opportunities for sponsorship, at a variety of levels. It will be a great opportunity for your organization to reach a diverse audience of decision makers and thought leaders. Click below to learn more about sponsorship or contact Nora Linares-Moeller at or (512) 413-1627.

Thank you to our Summit sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Berham Hopkins Wright LaHam CPA’s & Associates
McGinnis Lochridge

Bronze Sponsor

Affordable Central Texas | Amerigroup | Austin ECHO | Austin Housing Coalition | Brandywine Realty Trust | Broadway Bank | City of San Marcos | Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corp. | Integral Care | LISC San Antonio | Structure Development | Texas State Affordable Housing Corp. | Texas Low Income Housing Information Services

Supporting Partners

Parisa Fatehi-Weeks | Frances Ferguson | Mike & Nora Linares Moeller | Cile Montgomery