Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation Seminar

Monday, December 3, 2018

Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation Seminar

  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Registration
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Program
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking, Wine and Beer, Lite Fare

Diversified Lighting Associates
Philadelphia Resource Center at The Bourse
111 S. Independence Mall E, Suite 960
Philadelphia, PA 19106

$30 – Members
$50 – All Others
CLE Credits and AIA Continuing Education Credits Available
Photos courtesy of JPG Photo and Video |
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
  • Diversified Lighting Associates
  • WinnCompanies

Program Description

The issue of affordable housing is increasingly relevant in American cities, including Philadelphia, a city in which two-thirds of the housing units are 75 years old or older. Philadelphia also maintains a 26 percent poverty rate, the highest among the ten largest cities in the United States. 

Join us as we explore the intersection of Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation.

  • What’s involved in adapting and upgrading older structures to serve low to moderate income residents? 
  • Is historic preservation compatible with the creation of affordable housing? 
  • What compromises must be made, if any, to bring these two ideas together?

Contact Susan Matyas for more information.

Come and hear from professionals addressing multiple aspects of these questions including: adaptive re-use opportunities; multi-family developments; and the preservation of the ubiquitous Philadelphia rowhouse. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Featured Speakers

  • Nancy Gephart, Development Manager, Shift Capital
  • Melissa Long, Deputy Directory, Office of Housing & Community Development
  • Brett Meringoff, Senior Vice President, The Winn Companies  
  • Jill Roberts, Executive Director, Healthy Rowhouse Project
Moderated by Shanta Schacter, independent consultant and former Deputy Director of New Kensington Community Development Corporation.