On June 18th, 2014, about 200 housers and educators gathered at VCU to participate in the kickoff of Housing Virginia’s focus on the issue of Housing & Schools. In partnership with the VCU Wilder School, we brought industry experts from all over the region to present at Connecting the Dots Between Where Kids Live and Where They Learn: A Symposium on the Intersection of Housing & Education Policy.
The demand for more resources and events linked to housing and schools is clear from the full capacity of our single-day symposium, as well as the positive feedback from attendees. Housing Virginia hopes to fill the gaps between these two sectors by continuing the conversation surrounding housing and schools. In addition to our Housing & Education Blog, where professionals from a variety of industries weigh in on different facets of this issue, we will continue to update the Housing Virginia Housing & Schools page with new resources and related studies.
Housing Virginia is also looking to expand this discussion throughout the Commonwealth. If you would like to work with Housing Virginia to develop a local forum centered around Housing and Schools, please be in touch with us!