The Innovative Cities Lecture Series
Realistic Approaches to Supporting Affordable Housing in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas presentation by Angela Brooks, Director of the Illinois office of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and President of the American Planning Association.
APA President, Angela Brooks, will share how planners can better impact and support both supportive and affordable housing. She discusses ideas beyond zoning changes and incorporates examples from urban, suburban, and rural areas. She will share lessons learned and highlight how communities can realistically attract both market rate and affordable housing. Angela will also discuss the report on Housing Underproduction in the U.S. and how communities of all sizes can respond.
Angela Brooks is the Director of the Illinois office of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and President of the American Planning Association. She is passionate about creating equitable access to safe and affordable housing as well as expanding and improving housing options. In her role at CSH, Angela engages in systems change work and advocacy in housing and health policy and manages loans for acquisition and predevelopment for supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness and people with disabilities. Prior to her role at CSH, she served as the Development Manager for the Chicago Housing Authority. Angela has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Jackson State University.
AICP-CM credits will be awarded.
All lectures are free and open to planners, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University. Please contact Blythe Waldbillig, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at email@example.com