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Building Futures Symposium


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building futures affordable housing symposium 2023

Each year Habitat Charlotte Region hosts the symposium on affordable housing to hear from industry experts and regional panelists that can provide insight into the ongoing affordable housing crisis that affects our North Carolina region and much of the country.

The 2023 Building Futures Symposium hosted by Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region will take place at the Dale F. Halton Theater on the Central Piedmont Community College campus in Charlotte on March 14th.

Keynote Speaker – Mia Birdsong
Mia is a pathfinder, writer, and facilitator who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has a gift for making visible and leveraging the brilliance of everyday people so that our collective gifts reach larger spheres of influence, cultural and political change, and create well-being for everyone.

Mia is the founding Executive Director of Next River, an institute for practicing the future. Next River moves conversations, culture, and resources to nourish the people and communities whose ways of being, doing, and relating can move us toward a liberated future.

why it matters

Critical housing issues abound in communities throughout the United States, and the Charlotte region is no exception. Land prices, overdevelopment, underproduction, and inflation are just a few factors affecting the housing market for families.

Having a safe place to live is something that every single person wants. However, housing costs have skyrocketed in recent decades due to inflation, recessions, and housing shortages, resulting in multiple housing crises that have made it difficult for most Americans to afford a home. The main issue in the affordable housing crisis is that there is greater demand for housing than a supply of homes or units available, which then drives up the prices of the available housing.

The 2023 Building Futures Affordable Housing Symposium will allow attendees to hear from speakers that work on the front lines of the affordable housing crisis, such as our Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region CEO, Laura Belcher, among others.