Lewinsville Church and Redeemer Lutheran Church of McLean have partnered to launch a monthly series of panel discussions on “Pathways Out of Poverty in Northern Virginia.” This is the first event in the series held on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
The event features Christopher Fay, Executive Director of Homestretch, and Carmen Romero, President and CEO of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), and will be moderated by Jim Edmondson, Principal of E&G Group. James Foster, Professor at the George Washington University, will introduce the series.
About the event. In this first event of the series, we examine a key barrier to escaping poverty in Northern Virginia: Affordable housing. James Foster will set the stage by describing the multidimensional view of poverty and showing how the lack of affordable housing is a key burden facing poorer Northern Virginians. Christopher Fay will walk us through the multidimensional approach used by Homestretch to help homeless families access affordable housing and expand their capabilities. Carmen Romero will discuss APAH’s strategy to provide quality rental communities for thousands of low-income residents, and to keep them affordable. Jim Edmondson, the moderator of the session, who has extensive experience in owning and managing affordable apartments, will moderate the discussion and facilitate the Q&A session following the formal presentations.