Our 2022 Prosperity Indiana Summit theme is Connect to Effect: Building an Equitable Economy for All Hoosiers. Balancing theory and practice, this Summit will catalyze asset-building strategies, affordable housing opportunities, and system change to impact racial, health, gender, age, and economic disparities within Indiana's rural, urban, and suburban communities.
Across this neighborhood market spectrum, both the suite of policies and the role of government change significantly for leaders and advocates who seek safe, healthy housing choices for all and stable, vibrant neighborhoods.
Led by a national expert on housing solutions, especially for those communities struggling with vacant and abandoned properties, this session will unpack this spectrum of housing markets, and how the policies and positioning of local governments ought to change in order to achieve affordable, healthy housing choices and safe, vibrant neighborhoods for all. This discussion will draw upon Community Progress’ experiences working with a range of communities, from legacy cities struggling with hyper-vacancy to hot market cities struggling with an affordability crisis to other cities in-between. This session will also invite an active dialogue with participants, teasing out barriers and solutions that might be present in communities across the state to achieving affordable housing and healthier neighborhoods for all Hoosiers. SESSION THREE at 2:30 PM - Room 2