Affordable Housing Symposium

Affordable Housing Symposium & Luncheon

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Junior League of Houston Tea Room

1811 Briar Oaks Lane Houston, TX 77027

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As we work to build the dream of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, we also work to build better neighborhoods, better communities, and a better Houston.

We invite you to participate in our symposium “Home Is Where the Start Is” following the Building a Dream Breakfast, October 27, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Tea Room of the Junior League.

We will explore how the circle of Housing, Education, and Health impact the future of Houston in ways you might not imagine. From the future of single child to the infrastructure of a city, we have invited experts and civic leaders to introduce thought provoking conversations to begin a dialogue that we hope will continue beyond the symposium and help create solutions that will strengthen our communities and rebuild those that are broken.

Featured Speakers


Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research


Michael Feinberg, Co-Founder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation and Executive Vice Chair of KIPP Houston

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Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean, Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan-Mikey Leland School of Public Affairs
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Neal Rackleff, Director City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department

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Brenda Scott, Deputy Assistant Director, City of Houston Community Development Department

Luncheon Keynote


Reverend Harvey Clemons, Jr., Pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church & Founder of 5th Ward CRC

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