There is a correlation between the physical environment where people live, work, and play and their quality of life. Housing security and homelessness is a structural and systemic issue. Safe, stable, and quality housing lays the foundation for healthy development and well-being in young children. Local government has a role to play in building and strengthening communities where all children can grow and live healthy lives. Join us to hear how local and state governments are working together to address and mitigate the current and future impacts of housing security on populations such as pregnant women, infants, and toddlers in their communities.
- Essence Wilson, Chief Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Communities First Inc.
- Emily Doerr, Director of Planning and Development, City of Flint
- John Cherry, Senator, 27th District Michigan Senate
This Conversation Will Explore:
- Impacts of housing insecurity on young children.
- Community solutions to address housing needs.
- Intergovernmental partnerships in The City of Flint, Genessee County, and State of Michigan.