Health and Housing: Building the Connection

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Veterans Memorial Building

801 Grand Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Housing can have a profound impact on health- positive or negative. How can our community make the most of this connection to foster well-being for residents?

Join us for a half-day summit to learn from state and local innovators in health and housing. Planners, builders, developers, architects, community leaders and advocates will gain new knowledge and practical tips.

After the keynote and panel discussion, participants will have an opportunity to raise a glass, enjoy appetizers, and connect with speakers and other attendees interested in building a healthy community. HEAL SLO Healthy Communities leaders will be available to discuss local supports for making the connection between health and housing.

1:00 Registration - Check In

1:30 Welcome - Stephanie Teaford, Chair, Healthy Communities

Overview - Mary Jean Sage, Chair, County of San Luis Obispo Health Commission

2:00 Under One Roof: How Comprehensive Healthy Housing Strategies Improve Health Outcomes- Allison Allbee, Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions

3:00 Panel Discussion: What is Happening Locally to Connect Health and Housing?

Moderated by Kathleen Karle, Division Manager, County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Dept.

  • How a Local City Makes it All Work- Michael Cordon, Community Development Director, City of San Luis Obispo
  • Workforce Housing in San Luis Obispo- John Fowler, CEO/President, People's Self Help Housing
  • View from Private Developers- Andrew Hackleman, Executive Director, Home Builder's Association of the Central Coast
  • Neighborhood Revitalization in Paso Robles- Julia Ogden, CEO, Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County
  • Housing Choice Vouchers- Scott Smith, Executive Director, Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo
  • Regional Housing Needs Allocation- James Worthley, Regional Planning Division Chief, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
  • Creative Alternatives to Traditional Housing Models- Anne Wyatt, Executive Director, HomeShareSLO

5:00 Closing Comments- Dr. Penny Borenstein, Public Health Administrator, County of San Luis Obispo

5:15 Connect with speakers and attendees, learn about local supports... and enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers!

Questions? Call (805) 781- 1560

Generous Sponsorship from:

Air Pollution Control District San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo Council of Governments

The Community Foundation

County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency

With special thanks to our in-kind donors:

Morris & Garritano Insurance Agency

Orchard Suply Hardware

Still Waters Vineyards

Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery

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