Housing Symposium: Exploring Issues of Equity & Stability
February 8 from 6-8PM | North Indy – Sanctuary & Online
Have you heard that Indiana has one of the highest eviction rates in the country*? Did you know that 1 in 14 renters in Marion County and Indianapolis had an eviction filing between March 2020 and April 2022*? Do you wonder how this has happened and what we can do about it? Do you also wonder why fair housing issues are also racial justice issues?
The Housing Symposium kicks off our observance of Black History Month by addressing these questions and more. Against the physical backdrop of the exhibit entitled "Unwelcomed: A Fair Housing History of Sales & Lending Discrimination," expert local speakers from the Fair Housing Center, Family Promise, and Fairbanks School of Public Health will address the state of housing in Indianapolis and its impact on the overall health of our community. We will bring together people who share a commitment to protect and further the rights of those facing housing instability in our community to share ideas on how to affect change on a local level. You will not only learn more about this crisis, you will also walk away with actionable steps to become part of the solution. Among other things, this includes a fundraising project designed to support a family from homelessness to housing stability through a one-year relationship with Family Promise.