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Join Community Solutions at SXSW

  |  March 9, 2019

Community Solutions will be participating in a panel and numerous events at SXSW. President and Chief Executive Officer Rosanne Haggerty will discuss the work of Built for Zero, the nationwide movement of more than 70 communities working to end homelessness — 10 of which have already ended chronic and/or veteran homelessness.

Housing as Medicine: Can We Afford the Rx?

What: “Housing as Medicine: Can We Afford the Rx?” at SXSW 2019
When: Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:30 –1:30 p.m. CST
Where: JW Marriott Austin, Salon FG  I  110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Speakers
  • Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Solutions 
  • Bechara Choucair, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente 
  • Laurel Blatchford, President, Enterprise Community Partners 
  • Bobby Watts, CEO, Healthcare for the Homeless Council 
 
Housing and health are inextricably linked. Without a place to call home, it’s nearly impossible to provide for basic needs. Homelessness and inadequate housing are not only problems of poverty, they are major health issues.
 
Across the country, options for affordable housing are fast dwindling while rates of homelessness rise – a crisis exacerbated by a rapidly expanding health-wealth gap. In an age where we can access a medical diagnosis through an app and monitor our vitals through a wristwatch, how can we innovate our way out of the affordable housing and homelessness crisis?
 
Our panel of business, health care, government, and community innovators will share how cities are using data-driven approaches and developing public-private-citizen partnerships to implement smart policies.
 

Come meet Community Solutions at exhibits and events hosted by Kaiser Permanente:

Lounge: Healthy Housing Lounge, hosted by Kaiser Permanente
 
When: 
  • Friday, March 8 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. CST
  • Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 12 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
 
Where: JW Marriott Austin, Room 303-304  I  110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Across the country, affordable housing options are decreasing while rates of homelessness rise. Without a place to call home, it’s nearly impossible to be healthy. Escape the busy halls of SXSW and join Kaiser Permanente and its partners for an immersive learning experience, bringing America’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis to life.
 

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When: Sunday, March 10, 2019 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  I  110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Where: JW Marriott Austin, Room 303-304  I  110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
 
 
 
When: Monday, March 11, 2019 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Where: JW Marriott Austin, Room 303-304  I  110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Join us for refreshments and conversation in the Healthy Housing Lounge to discuss the latest innovations taking place in communities around the country to ensure residents have access to secure, affordable housing.
 
For more information about Community Solutions’ presence at SXSW, follow @cmtysolutions.
 
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