Affordable Housing forum

    June 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Pima County Housing Center
    801 W Congress St
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Hosted by Arizona Ground Game

    “Arizona has a shortage of Affordable homes. According to the Director of Tucson’s Housing & Community Development Department,

    “Our Community needs 60,000 more units!”

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that Arizona has available only 26 homes per every 100 ‘ELI, extremely low income’ household.

    Join us for a Ground Game Forum:

    Affordable Housing
    Where to go? Who to ask? What are the needs in our community?

    Tuesday June 19th, 2018

    Pima County Housing Center
    801 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85745

    Moderator: District 5 Supervisor Richard Elias, Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

    Presentation by:

    Debbie Chandler: Executive Director of ARC, a HUD certified Housing Agency. Under Debbie’s leadership, ARC helps our community with a variety of programs regarding affordable mortgages, information about foreclosures, refinancing and more.

    Betty Villegas: Former Pima County Housing Director and now candidate for LD3 AZ Senate. Betty will cover a brief history of what has been going on in the AZ Dept of Housing and other agencies including non-profits who work towards Affordable Housing.

    Jay Young: Director of The Southwest Housing Council. He will talk about mapping segregation in Pima County & its affect on Affordable Housing

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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