Past Webinar: Hotels to Affordable Housing: Strategies for Conversion from Across the Country
Published On February 8, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented federal and state resources have enabled the conversion of motels and hotels into affordable and permanent supportive housing. Hotel conversions hold promise as a strategy to create housing more quickly and cost effectively than new construction, but challenges related to funding and community opposition remain.
On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the Terner Center hosted a webinar that highlighted effective strategies and lessons learned from these approaches, as well as the policy changes that are needed to support the long-term success of conversion projects. Panelists explored how this body of work can inform the broader policy dialogue around affordable and permanent supportive housing.
Following a short presentation from the Terner Center on key findings from our recent paper, which was produced as part of the Housing Crisis Research Collaborative, a panel of experts offered their insights and experiences. Panelists include:
- Amy Anderson, Housing Affordability Philanthropy at Wells Fargo
- Matthew Mollica, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)
- Christina Mun, City of Oakland
- Mary Tingerthal, Tingerthal Group (formerly with Minnesota Housing)
“Hotels to Affordable Housing: Strategies for Conversion from Across the Country” Slide Deck presented by Carolina Reid, Shazia Manji, and Hayden Rosenberg
Addressing Homelessness Through Hotel Conversions — Terner Center
“Hotels to Affordable Housing Strategies and Insights from NAEH Study” Slide Deck presented by Mary Tingerthal
Hotels to Housing Case Studies — Mary Tingerthal for the National Alliance to End Homelessness
We are pleased that this conversation is co-presented by the American Planning Association Housing & Community Development Division and is available for 1 CM credit.