2020 Alexandria Housing Summit

This summit is for those interested in learning about Alexandria’s affordable housing policies, goals and achievements. The discussion during the summit will help shape the City’s efforts to support the development and preservation of future affordable housing.

Page updated on Feb 28, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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"All In" Together for Alexandria Housing Affordability!

NEW! The Office of Housing thanks all participants who attended the January 11 2020 Housing SummitThis full-day event examined the progress and implementation of the 2013 Housing Master Plan and explored bold new ideas to address the City's affordable housing challenges and opportunities in 2020 and beyond. Summit presentations and Videos are posted below.

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The event featured:

  • Morning bus tours highlighting recent affordable housing developments in the City of Alexandria. 
  • Exhibits showcasing programs and services provided by the City's affordable housing partners.
  • An opening plenary that reflects on the accomplishments of the Housing Master Plan within the context of city's complex housing history and explores new directions to expand housing opportunity and promote equity, featuring remarks from Minneapolis' Director of Housing Policy and Development, Andrea Brennan.
  • Breakout sessions on Alexandria's approach for Housing for All including innovative partnerships, financing models, and regulatory tools. 
  • An engaging closing plenary that examines local, regional, and state approaches to foster an inclusive and vibrant community.    

Event Schedule and Speakers

10:00-11 a.m.
Registration and Exhibits
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m
Opening Plenary: Alexandria's Housing Master Plan in 2020—Celebrating Success and Resetting the Bar (Speakers: Mayor Justin Wilson, Audrey P. Davis, Andrea Brennan. Moderator: Helen S. McIlvaine) Video & Presentation
12:15-1 p.m.
Lunch and Exhibits
1-2 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (two concurrent one-hour sessions):
- Creating Opportunities for Housing through Partnerships and Innovation (Speakers: Nina Janopaul, Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Buwa Binitie, Kat Turner. Moderator: Michelle Krocker) Video & Presentation 
- Housing the Future Workforce and Ensuring that all Benefit (Speakers: Stephanie Landrum, Evelin Urrutia, AJ Jackson, George Leventhal. Moderator: Helen S. McIlvaine)  Video & Presentation
2-3 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (two concurrent one-hour sessions): 
-   Alexandria's American Dream (Speakers: Katharine Dixon, Max Pastore, Robert J. Adams, Akeria Brown. Moderator: Brandi D. Collins) Video & Presentation
  - The New Housing for All (Speakers: James H. Edmondson, Kamilah McAfee, Sarah Scott, James Simmons III. Moderator: Jonathan Frederick) Video & Presentation
3:15-4:15 p.m.
Closing Plenary: Expanding Alexandria's Toolbox and Working Towards Regional Solutions (Speakers: Mayor Justin Wilson, Susan F. Dewey, Karl Moritz, Honorable Christian Dorsey, Stanley W. Sloter, Walter Webdale. Moderator: City Manager Mark Jinks) Video