HousingWorks Austin is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for dialogue, discussion, and action, Housing + Economic Opportunity – Reimagining the American Dream. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
This one-day summit will take place on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX. Along with co-host Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, HousingWorks Austin is bringing together experts and audiences interested in better understanding the challenges and opportunities around creating equitable economic opportunities for all. Interested parties attending the summit will include members of the real estate and business industry, housing and community development practitioners, and financial institutions.
Economic opportunity and mobility are at the core of America’s identity and values. These ideals are embodied in the American Dream, the unwavering belief that every American must have an equal opportunity to achieve success through hard work. Yet we know that the rates of intergenerational income mobility differ between cities and zip codes. How can we ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds have the same prospects for success as their affluent peers? How do we ensure that all children have equal access to economic opportunities regardless of the zip code they live in? What role can safe and affordable housing play in improving opportunities for all? The summit will attempt to answer these questions while focusing on Austin, Texas and the Central Texas region.
Featured speakers to date include Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute – Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Washington, D.C; Jordana Barton, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Erik Solivan, Denver Mayor’s Office of H.O.P.E.; Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Evan Smith, Co-Founder of the Texas Tribune.