Join 6/12 OSAH Webinar Exploring Connections between Health, Environment, and Affordable Housing

The Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) campaign and partner Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) invite advocates nationwide to register for a webinar exploring the connections between health, environment, and affordable housing. The webinar, “A Multi-Sector Approach to Addressing Green Gentrification,” will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 12 to 1 pm ET and will bring together national and local leaders from the health and environmental justice sectors for a discussion about the nationwide issue of green gentrification, how housing displacement impacts different geographic areas and climate zones, and how partners from various sectors can advance climate and affordable housing solutions. Green gentrification is a process in which environmental investments in an area, including investments in new green spaces and energy efficiency building upgrades, lead to increased desirability among developers and wealthier renters, resulting in higher property values and rents and the displacement of low-income renters.

Panelists for the event include:

  • Dr. Sabrina Johnson (NRDC)
  • Edgar Barraza (Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles)
  • Trenise Bryant (Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing)
  • Chris Selig (People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights)
  • Grecia Orozco (Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment)
  • Chantelle Wilkinson (OSAH)

Speakers will highlight the experiences of frontline, historically underrepresented communities of color and systems-impacted people and emphasize the need for climate and affordable housing solutions at the local, state, and federal levels. Registrants will have an opportunity to share questions before the event, and participants are invited to join a live audience Q&A, during which attendees can share stories, solutions, and feedback.

RSVP for the webinar here.