A free, wide-ranging public summit examining the challenges of Tompkins County’s housing situation and exploring community-based solutions begins Wednesday night, November 30th, with an interactive kickoff event at Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.
As part of the Tompkins County Housing Summit: “A place for all of us. Housing by choice or by chance?”, everyone is invited to join in looking at the county’s housing shortage and how we can work together to address it.
There is still space available to attend the November 30th kickoff event, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Ithaca High School. Reservations for November 30th are appreciated, but not required. Register at the Summit’s website, HousingTompkins.com or by calling 607-273-8686, X221.
While space is no longer available to attend the intensive day-long Summit that follows on Thursday, December 1st, the entire Summit (both Wednesday and Thursday) will be live-streamed on the Summit’s Facebook page--Facebook.com/HousingTompkins and broadcast live on Time Warner Government Access Channel 15.
At Wednesday’s interactive introductory event, Christopher Coes, executive director of Smart Growth America’s LO CUS, joined by local experts, will share insights on how those in the community might collaborate to develop innovative housing solutions. Results of our local housing studies will be shared and possible solutions discussed. On Thursday, the Summit will explore local housing situation in-depth from all points of view, and how the community can collaborate to address these challenges.
The Summit is presented by the Tompkins County Housing Summit Committee, a group of community members who have come together to engage the community in a discussion of housing solutions.