During the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented federal and state resources have enabled the conversion of motels and hotels into affordable and permanent supportive housing. Hotel conversions hold promise as a strategy to create housing more quickly and cost effectively than new construction, but challenges related to funding and community opposition remain.

Join the Terner Center on Wednesday, February 23 from 12 to 1 pm PT for a webinar that will highlight effective strategies and lessons learned from these approaches, as well as the policy changes that are needed to support the long-term success of conversion projects. Panelists will also explore how this body of work can inform the broader policy dialogue around affordable and permanent supportive housing.

Following a short presentation from the Terner Center on key findings from our recent paper, which was produced as part of the Housing Crisis Research Collaborative, a panel of experts will offer their thoughts. Panelists include:
Amy Anderson, Housing Affordability Philanthropy at Wells Fargo
Matthew Mollica, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)
Christina Mun, City of Oakland
Mary Tingerthal, Tingerthal Group (formerly with Minnesota Housing)

February 23rd
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Online Event