St. Joseph’s to host housing forum

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Vancouver – Faith Partners for Housing will hold a forum Aug. 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The forum will cover the faith community’s role in affordable housing, and a panel discussion will look at Vancouver’s efforts to increasing housing options.

Speakers include Sierk Braam of Housing Initiative, LLC, City Councilor Alishia Topper and Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt.

The free event is 9 to 11 a.m. in the church’s parish hall, 400 S. Andresen Road.

“Affordable housing continues to be a looming crisis for hundreds of families right here in Clark County,” Tom Iberle, executive director of Friends of the Carpenter, said in a news release. “Friends of the Carpenter was involved early on with the Faith Partners for Housing group. We are still very much in support of their work and encourage all who are able to attend this forum and learn of ways we, as a community, can help friends, family members and neighbors to find a safe, affordable place to call home.”

Faith Partners for Housing’s mission is to connect people who have resources, such as land, buildings and expertise, with organizations that can “effectively transform those resources into housing affordable for low-income families, singles and seniors.” The group is open to people from all faiths.

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