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Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection to Host Public Policy Issue Forum on Affordable Housing

August 10, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 10, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Capital Crossroads and Young Professionals Connection (YPC) will host a Public Policy Issue Forum on the topic of affordable housing on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Noon. The Public Policy Issue Forum Series is a bimonthly series being held throughout 2021 to explore issues impacting Greater Des Moines (DSM).

The Public Policy Issue Forum on Affordable Housing will feature a panel discussion on the importance of housing for the recruitment and retention of talent and its necessity for economic growth in the DSM region.

Panelists will include:

  • Teree Caldwell-Johnson, Oakridge Neighborhood Services
  • Lance Henning, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
  • Amber Lynch, Invest DSM
  • Kris Saddoris, Hubbell Realty Company
  • Matt Hauge, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Moderator

Registration for this event is free. The event will be held in a hybrid format with the in-person location being at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St., Ste. 100 in Des Moines. To register to attend in-person or receive a Zoom link to attend the event virtually, click here.

Future forums will take place every other month on the third Tuesday of the month (with the exception of December), including: Oct. 19 and Dec. 14. The October event will be on justice reform and the December event will be on inclusive economic development.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.