Register Now for the Roanoke Regional Housing Network’s Bi-Annual Symposium

Housing Virginia’s regional partner, the Roanoke Regional Housing Network (RRHN), will be hosting its bi-annual educational symposium on May 4th, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.


This symposium, titled “From the Cleavers to the Jetsons: New Perspectives on Housing,” will be hosted at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke and feature a number of local and statewide housing leaders.


From the Cleavers to the Jetsons: New Perspectives on Housing

When: Thursday, May 4th 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Where: Holiday Inn Tanglewood (4468 Starkey Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018)

Cost: $40

Registration: Click here




8:00 AM         Registration


8:30 AM         Opening Remarks

  • Introduction: Frederick Gusler, Education Chair, Roanoke RHA
  • Opening Plenary: Bob Adams, Housing Virginia


9:30 AM         Panel Discussion: The Impacts of Housing Insecurity on

                        Childhood Development

  • Craig Ramey, Virginia Tech School of Medicine and Research Institute
  • Abby Verdillo, United Way of Roanoke Valley
  • Matt Crookshank, Council of Community Services


10:55 AM       Presentation & Panel Discussion: Tiny Houses: Can Big

                        Problems Have Tiny Solutions?

  • Laura Lavioe, Life in 120 Square Feet
  • The Honorable John Garland, Roanoke City Council
  • Chris Chittum, Planning Director, City of Roanoke
  • The Honorable Sam Rasoul, Virginia House of Delegates


12:20 PM       Lunch


12:45 PM       Luncheon Plenary

  • Opening Remarks: Angela Penn, Total Action for Progress
  • Keynote Speaker: Mel Jones, Virginia Center for Housing Research
  • Presentation of Affordable Housing Advocacy Award: Allison Wolf, Freedom First


2:00 PM         Closing Remarks