Film Screening & Community Discussion: Housing in the Historic Triangle

March 1, 2018
6pm - 8pm
Location
Stryker Center, Rm 128
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Housing partnerships will host this event

Join us for a night of community education as we screen the PBS Frontline documentary “Poverty, Politics, and Profit: Housing Crisis,” and discuss the current state of low-income and affordable housing in the Williamsburg area. This event will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 1 in the Stryker Center, Rm 128. Visit www.housingpartnerships.org for more info.

According to a report produced by the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, 57% of the Greater Williamsburg area families are living in poverty or are one economic shock away from becoming impoverished. Similar to other communities nationwide, poverty in Williamsburg is heavily influenced by the availability and affordability of housing. The combination of a college campus, tourism, and generally service economy all have unique implications on local housing, as well as local politics.

Panelists:

-Shannon Woloszynowski, Director at House of Mercy

-Michele Mixner DeWitt, Economic Development Director for the City of Williamsburg

-Charvalla West, Manager of the United Way Community Resource Center and Home for Good

-Kyra Cook, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Williamsburg Health Foundation