Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation Seminar

DLA at The Bourse
Dec 03, 2018 3:30pm - 6:30pm
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The issue of affordable housing is increasingly relevant in American cities, including Philadelphia, a city in which two-thirds of the housing units are 75 years old or older. Philadelphia also maintains a 26 percent poverty rate, the highest among the ten largest cities in the United States.

Join us as we explore the intersection of Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation.
• What’s involved in adapting and upgrading older structures to serve low to moderate income residents?
• Is historic preservation compatible with the creation of affordable housing?
• What compromises must be made, if any, to bring these two ideas together?

Come and hear from professionals addressing multiple aspects of these questions including: adaptive re-use opportunities; multi-family developments; and the preservation of the ubiquitous Philadelphia rowhouse. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

3:30 – 4:00 PM Registration
4:00 – 5:00 PM Program
5:00 – 6:00 PM Networking, Wine and Beer, Light Fare

Featured Speakers:
• Nancy Gebhart, Development Manager, Shift Capital
• Melissa Long, Deputy Directory, Office of Housing & Community Development
• Brett Meringoff, Senior Vice President, The Winn Companies
• Jill Roberts, Executive Director, Healthy Rowhouse Project
*Panel still in formation

$30 – Members
$50 – All Others
CLE and AIA CE Credits Available

Limited seating, advanced registration recommended

Contact Susan Matyas at for more information.