The event will be offered via Zoom on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:00AM to Noon.
This forum is a three-hour interactive virtual event where participants will be able to network with partner organizations and learn and discuss solutions for current local housing issues.
The agenda includes three panel discussions: (1) Setting the Stage, Racial Equity And the Housing Needs of Our Diverse Communities; (2) Policy and Resource Updates; and (3) Innovative Projects and Building Models in NW Minnesota. Time is built into the agenda for breakout conversations and questions.
Panel 1 Facilitator is Cory Boushee, Program Officer for Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Panelists include: Mary Riegert-Soyring, Continuum of Care Coordinator for Minnesota Tribal Collaborative; Michelle Landsverk, President of Landsverk and Associates; Abdirsirak Duale, Director of New American Integration Center, and Jennifer Greenleaf, Family Services Lead for Northwest Indian Community Development Center.
Other panelists include: Alyssa Wetzel-Moore, Community Development Director, Minnesota Housing; Elizabeth Glidden, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy for Minnesota Housing Partnership; Mike Monson, Single Family Housing Program Director, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Irene Ruiz-Breseno, Emerging Developer Program Manager, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund; Eric Muschler, Director of Housing and Health Equity, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund; Sarah Wilcox, Development Specialist Headwaters Regional Development Commission; and Todd Peterson, Community Development Coordinator, City of Roseau.