United Way of Lancaster County will host a "Conversation About OUR Community" this month on the topic of "Hidden Populations and Affordable Housing."
The free virtual forum will take place on Zoom from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25. Local leaders will discuss some of the less talked-about populations in need of affordable, equitable housing; such as the refugee community, senior citizens and more.
Melissa Ressler, executive director of Lancaster Downtowners, will give a presentation on housing for older residents. That will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Kevin Ressler, president & CEO of United Way of Lancaster County.
Panelists confirmed to date are:
- Matt Johnson, Strategic Community Partnerships Officer, Church World Service Lancaster
- Kristin Jones, PRIMETIME Editor, Lancaster Office of Aging
- Julie Kennedy, Community Initiatives Manager, United Way of Lancaster County
- Douglas Smith, Chief Planner, Bureau of Planning, City of Lancaster