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Brown Bag Lunch: Evolving Trends in Affordable Housing & Homelessness: Local and National Perspectives
740 15th Street, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

WHF Brown Bag Lunch:Evolving Trends in Affordable Housing & Homelessness: Local and National Perspectives

WHF Brown Bags Lunches are open to members only, at no charge. Not a member? Call WHF at 703-683-4742 and we will be happy to assist in signing you up for membership.

This event is off the record.

Date: February 27, 2019 
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: NCRC, 740 15th Street, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20005
Metro: McPherson Square and Metro Center 


Shannon Steene, Executive Director, Carpenter's Shelter
Paul Weech, Senior Principal, Affordable Housing Institute 

This brown bag discussion delves into links between homelessness and affordable housing. Over time, those providing for the needs of homeless people through shelters, transitional housing, and other services and those engaged in the development and management of affordable housing have converged in their understanding of what is needed to be successful.  Practitioners of each are rethinking their roles. This session will describe the trends in industry drawing on local as well as national examples.

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Shannon Steene serves as the Executive Director of the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, VA. During his three year tenure there, Shannon has led a redevelopment initiative that has built out part of the shuttered Landmark Mall into a temporary homeless shelter in order to tear down and rebuild their permanent location and create 97 new units of affordable housing, 10 of which will house the chronically homeless.

Paul Weech is currently consulting to the affordable housing and community development sector with both US based and international clients.  Before this, Paul was the President and CEO of NeighborWorks America and held senior roles in the Housing Partnership Network and Stewards of Affordable Housing of the Future.  His experience includes a mission strategy role at Fannie Mae, Chief of Staff at the US Small Business Administration, and Staff Director at the US Senate Committee on Banking’s Housing Subcommittee.