Reactivating “Lost Spaces” to Stabilize Neighborhoods and Prevent Displacement
Date & Time
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
As cities grapple with density and affordability, existing residents are put at even greater risk of displacement. Empowering communities to collectively identify, activate, and leverage vacant and deteriorated properties can create a new opportunity for affordable housing, stabilize neighborhoods, and enhance the social fabric. This session will highlight Houston’s Lost Spaces tactical housing plan, which helps emerging developers reactivate communities in an equitable, sustainable way. Join this session to learn how building residents’ capacity to collectively invest in land that was previously out of reach can transform the outcome for vulnerable neighborhoods facing gentrification.