Faith and Action: Affordable Housing

Housing for All? The Challenges of Affordable Housing

Sunday, November 19th @ 11:45 AM -12:30 PM, Scott Hall

Affordable housing is at a crisis level in Richmond and the rest of the Commonwealth. Our speakers will address:  What is affordable housing? How do we create more? What are different solutions (mundane to creative) to remedy this problem? What impact does lack of affordable housing have on our community’s social structure and our economic base?  What can we do to move the needle?  

Delegate Betsy Carr- 78th District

Since 2009, parishioner Betsy B. Carr has served portions of the City of Richmond in the Virginia House of Delegates. For sixteen years, Del. Carr served as the outreach director at St. Paul’s.  She is a founder and past director of the Micah Initiative that provides opportunities for faith communities in our area to do service in the 23 elementary schools  in Richmond. 

Laura Dillard Lafayette

Laura Lafayette is the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® and the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service—two organizations that serve the over 6,800 REALTORS® in Central Virginia. 

Within the broader community, Laura serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Housing Commission; is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Maggie L. Walker Community Land Trust; serves on the Local Advisory Committee of Virginia LISC, the Board of Directors of ACTS, the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Housing Affordability and the Board of Trustees for Virginia Diocesan Homes.   

Laura received her BA in Religion from the College of William and Mary; and pursued post-graduate work at both Yale Divinity School and the University of Virginia.