Policy Series with Troy Hannigan and Tya Winn:

Demystifying "Affordable" Housing

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

When: July 13, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Zoom

Join Troy Hannigan, Director of Development at Community Ventures, and Tya Winn, Executive Director of the Community Design Collaborative alongside Habitat for Humanity’s Young Professionals group for a virtual conversation that demystifies “affordable” housing. This conversation will be moderated by Director of Policy at City of Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity Beth McConnell.

The term “affordable” can take on a range of meanings, where financing and regulation can provide complexity for landlords and developers, and negative connotations can affect the location of units and for whom they are built. A lack of collective understanding can create challenges for political leaders and grassroots advocates looking to destigmatize affordability and achieve equity in housing.

This event will dive into the different ways units are considered affordable and create a common understanding of this term as we work to identify policy and programmatic solutions that ensure everyone has a decent place to live in the City of Philadelphia.

This event builds on previous Policy Series events with State Senator Nikil Saval and Councilmembers Helen Gym and Jamie Gauthier, and it will help inform future conversations that Habitat for Humanity’s Young Professionals group will host this fall.


This event is free. However, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and use the code “Young Professionals” in the Additional Notes section of the donation form.

The Zoom registration limit has been reached, but you can still watch the conversation live at 11:30 am on Thursday, January 21 on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/habitatphiladelphia/live