Housing summit to highlight need for affordable housing in Memphis

WATCH: Housing summit to highlight need for affordable housing in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — National and local leaders will meet today during a virtual summit to discuss the need for affordable housing in Memphis.

The State of Memphis Housing Summit will focus on how affordable housing can be maintained throughout the city.

According to Paul Young, Director of Housing and Community Development, there is a shrinking pool of available housing for low-income families.

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Affordable and stable housing is an issue the summit hopes to address.

So far, 1,000 people have committed to attend the summit, according to the HCD.

The virtual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Session topics include “What Evictions & Homelessness Do to Our Communities” and “Homebuying Trends by Demographics,” among others.

Leaders include Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland; Donald Rencher, Director of Housing, City of Detroit; Richard Rothstein, Senior Fellow NAACP and many others.