WEBINAR: Design Equals Change - Creating housing to support homelessness transitions
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM
About the Presentation:
Beginning with the question, “What is required to build a life?”
This session will be a conversation about the planning and construction of a transitional shelter complex for persons facing homelessness. The Esperanza Community, with 200 non-congregate relief housing units, is designed to project a vision of human thriving. By offering direct access to shelter, opportunity, and support they are creating a community that offers reliable stepping stones our of crisis and into stability.
About the Speakers:
Jared Slack is the Director of Relationships and Giving with The Other Ones Foundation, an Austin-based nonprofit on a mission to build a better future where all people experience the power of shelter, opportunity, and support. Before coming to TOOF, Jared served in various roles in the local church, higher education, and at a children’s homes. All places where he saw first hand the complexity of the human experience and the various social-determinates contributing to long-term human thriving.
Jess Rollason is a project manager with Brookfield Properties in Austin. Her initial work includes the development of a mixed-use town center at the Easton Park master-planned community in Southeast Austin. Before taking that position, she worked as an architect with Gensler's Austin office. She is a member of the City of Austin Design Commission and is currently serving on the board of a local nonprofit, Equidad ATX, contributing to several projects initiated by Equidad ATX in the Colony Park neighborhood, including LiveWell/ViveBien, and a conceptual design of a prototype residential project.
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