Public Meeting: So what's all this about a Housing Crisis?
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Monday June 4th: 7.30pm, Waterfront Hall, Town Hall
Speakers: Alison Wallace (Centre for Housing Policy, Univ of York), Fahmida Rahman (Resolution Foundation), Heidi Wilson (Calderdale strategic housing development, Calderdale council).
This is the first of five public meetings to be organised by the Calder Valley Community Land Trust between now and October, on issues related to housing. The first event has three speakers.
Alison Wallace is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Housing Policy and has worked on a range of projects relating to low income homeownership, low cost housing initiatives, self-build housing and the sustainability of marginal homeownership.
Fahmida Rahman worked at both the Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth Office before joining the Resolution Foundation last year where she has been actively involved in the high-profile report on intergenerational fairness published last week to major media attention. The Resolution Foundation has also recently published a major research report on the housing needs of younger people.
Heidi Wilson is strategic housing development manager at Calderdale council. She will be bringing the discussion firmly home to our own area, explaining the current housing needs and housing strategy within the Calderdale area.
There will be plenty of time for discussion. It is expected that the meeting will finish at around 9 pm. All welcome!
And then on Monday 2 July …
The second public meeting will be on Monday July 2nd (same venue and time). The title is Housing: what can community-led initiatives achieve? and again we have three speakers from around the country who will put local efforts in the Calder valley into national perspective.
The remaining events are on Wed Aug 22 (sustainability in housing), Mon Sep 24 (investing ethically in new housing) and Mon Oct 29 (putting the vision back into public housing).