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Affordable Housing

  • Courtney Morton, Housing and Homelessness Research Coordinator for Mecklenburg County, Community Support Services
  • Satana Deberry, Execuitve Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition
  • Christopher Taylor, Deputy Regional Administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Region IV
  • Michael Stegman, Bipartisan Policy Center fellow at UNC Chapel Hill

Post-Disaster Housing Security

  • Linda Joyner, Youth Case Manager with OIC, Inc. and Community Activist
  • Holt Moore, City Attorney for Lumberton, NC
  • Amanda Martin, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning

Temporary and Crisis Housing

  • Amily McCool, Legal and Political Director at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Brenda White, Commissioner for the Commission on the Status of Women in Greensboro and Domestic Violence Survivor
  • Sarah Hill Colwell, Staff Attorney in Immigrant and Refugee Rights at the NC Justice Center

Keynote Address

  • Vann R. NewKirk II, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics and policy, with a focus on voting rights, civil rights, and health policy, and formerly a staff writer at Daily Kos. Vann is also a cofounder of and contributing editor at Seven Scribes, an online magazine by young writers and artists of color.

Race and Class in Housing

  • Van R. Newkirk II. See Keynote
  • Ashley Clark, Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
  • Jeffrey Dillman, Project Manager at Legal Aid of North Carolina Fair Housing Project
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