Everyone is invited to a series of three community conversations on the topic of affordable housing, hosted by the Curtis Memorial Library in the Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant St. in Brunswick:
- Thurs Oct 18: Housing Vulnerability and Homelessness: 6 – 7:30 pm: This session will explore the many reasons why people lose their housing, and will feature presentations by James Myall, Maine Center for Economic Policy, Cullen Ryan, Executive Director of Community Housing of Maine and Chair of the Statewide Homelessness Council, and Giff Jamison, Director of Operations, Tedford Housing.
- Tues Oct 30: The Local Landscape: 6 – 7:30: Join us to learn about the landscape of affordable housing in local and regional markets. Speakers will include John Hodge, Executive Director of the Brunswick and Topsham Housing Authority, Kevin Bunker, Developers Collaborative, and Jane Millett, Brunswick Town Council and Realtor.
- Thurs Nov 29: Promising Practices: 6 – 7:30: Six local and statewide leaders will explore how we can address housing affordability. Panelists include: Greg Payne, Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, Matt Panfil, Brunswick Department of Planning and Development, Carol Eyerman, Topsham Department of Planning and Development, Bill Floyd, Genesis Community Loan Fund, Debora Keller, Bath Housing and Mark Primeau, Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine.
The forums will be recorded and available for viewing on TV 3 Brunswick and the Library website. For more information call 725-5242 or go to www.curtislibrary.com/housing.