What happens when an organization incorporates compassion throughout its policies, procedures, and culture? What is the impact on all stakeholders in an organization when human needs for care, consideration, and connection and are considered alongside business and impact outcomes? Research, and practice, show that the needs of people and the needs of organizations are not mutually […]
A curated discussion on how affordable housing is central to health, education and work, and how the places we call home can evolve to deliver transformational results in each of these sectors.
With the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, housing has become, at least on a temporary basis, not just a place to sleep at night, but also a school, office, child and elder care, and virtual doctor’s office.
The pandemic has also exposed the challenges and limitations vulnerable populations face in effectively accessing healthcare, education for their children, and job opportunities.
Today many low- and moderate-income households, even in cities, do not have useful internet access in their homes. In the past, these families have relied upon libraries or the business center of their apartment complex to go online. With these facilities closed, how can we expect those parents to file for unemployment benefits, and how can their children participate in and keep up with schoolwork. As part of this discussion we will explore how businesses and public institutions are closing this digital divide.
Also today, many essential services that could be delivered remotely, if our communities had a sufficient digital infrastructure, are often still required to be accessed in person at difficult to reach locations at specified hours. Those requirements leave hourly wage workers and those with child- and elder-care responsibilities without access. However, that is changing as forward-looking health providers and institutions focused on workforce development are increasingly finding ways to make their services available where they can be most impactful – the home. As part of this discussion, we will talk with innovators in healthcare and in workforce development about the work they are doing.
Merilyn Rovira, Senior Vice President Capital/Strategic Initiatives, The Community Development Trust
Anne McCulloch, President and CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Additional participants from tech firms, heathcare, and workforce education and development will be invited.