A lunchtime panel exploring DEI within the affordable housing ecosystem

Inclusive design is central to building affordable and accessible housing but is often viewed as a matter of compliance, rather than an opportunity to strengthen every aspect of a project. What do we mean when we say we work, design, and house inclusively? How do we approach imbalances of process and outcome, of representation and decision-making? How do we start to enact meaningful, lasting change – and how do we do so at scale?

On Wednesday, January 26 at 12-1pm PT, Steven Yang, Director of Multifamily Lending & DEI Lead at Housing Trust Silicon Valley, will be in conversation with:

  • Micaela Connery, Co-founder and CEO of The Kelsey
  • Sydnee Freeman, Director of Real Estate Development at Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
  • Rod Henmi, Design Director at HKIT Architects

… and you! We’d love to hear where you’re coming from, where your interest in this topic resides, and what questions you’d like us to discuss. Please fill out this short form ahead of the event (by Friday, January 21) and we’ll include you in the conversation.

This event is organized by SV@Home’s Coalition of Housers; it will be recorded and live captioned.

Register here to receive a Zoom link for the 1/26 panel, and tell us what you’d like to explore here.

January 26th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Online Event