Shelter: A Series on the Housing Crisis in Indianapolis for Civic Leaders

Homes provide us with stability and security, a sense of place. For thousands of Indy residents, that basic human need is virtually inaccessible due to a myriad of factors including; affordability, displacement as a result of redevelopment and debilitating rental policies. In our three-part discussion series, Shelter, we will explore the complex issue of housing in Indianapolis from the perspective of renters, developers and policy experts.

Each virtual event in this series has a separate registration so join us for any of them or all of them.

Part 1 – Land: A conversation with local agencies about the viability of ‘development without displacement’

  • History of urban development in Central Indiana
  • Current re-development and potentiality of displacement
  • Home/Land ownership among marginalized communities

Date: February 2, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

Location: Virtual – After signing up for the session through Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom link and other details for joining the discussion.

Part 2 – Eviction: A grassroots conversation on the impact of the housing crisis on our city’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Eviction statistics
  • Tenant rights vs. Landlord rights
  • What makes housing affordable

Date: February 9, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

Location: Virtual – After signing up for the session through Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom link and other details for joining the discussion.

Part 3 – Policy and Solutions: A conversation with local agencies that have created resources for individuals and advocated for policies to impact the housing crisis.

  • Resources for renters, homeowners
  • Local/state housing laws and policy
  • Opportunities for engagement

Date: February 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

Location: Virtual – After signing up for the session through Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom link and other details for joining the discussion.


FAQs

Why is LI hosting this series?

Leadership Indianapolis has a long history of bringing together people from different professions, lived experiences, and perspectives to learn about community issues and leadership. This series is another way for us to do that. We believe our city and its future is strengthened when people are able to come together for meaningful civil conversations about important issues.


Why is there a registration fee to participate?

The registration fee allows us to compensate our staff for the time and expertise they invest in this program.

What if I want to participate but I can’t afford the registration fee?   

We do not want cost to prevent anyone from participating in this series so if the registration cost creates a barrier to your participation, please reach out to Kelly Doucet at kdoucet@leadershipindianapolis.com.

Questions? Contact Kelly Doucet at kdoucet@leadershipindianapolis.com.