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A Community Conversation: Housing for All

The public is invited to a forum to explore how and why rural communities can create more housing choices. The event will be held in person on Tuesday, October 24 from 6:30 – 8pm in the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hebron.

In this Community Conversation, a diverse panel of professionals will discuss the housing affordability crisis throughout the state, including in rural communities like Hebron, Marlborough, Andover and Columbia. They will share ho w it benefits communities like these to ensure that people who work there, seniors, empty nesters, and young professionals can afford to live there. They will also highlight funding opportunities and exciting efforts to create this type of mixed-income housing, which are beautiful, accessible, environmentally sound, fit seamlessly in rural environments, and offer the residents a high quality of life in a high opportunity town.

The panelists are:

Brandon L. McGee, Jr., Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Housing

Pamela Krist Atwood, Counselor & Owner of Atwood Dementia Group

Carline Charmelus, Collective Impact & Equity Director, Partnership for Strong Communities

Ronald Kolanowski, Vice President, Commons Community Development Corporation, and Rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Beth Sabilia, Director, Center for Housing Equity and Opportunity of Eastern Connecticut

The discussion will be moderated by Claudia Tejada Riley, Vice President, Community Liaison Officer, Webster Bank, and resident of Hebron.

Registration is required. To register, go to: https://tinyurl.com/housing-for-all. Any questions can be sent to code.diversity1@gmail.com.

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