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housing affordability in Johnson CountySaturday, February 2

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Atonement Lutheran Church

9948 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park

 

After 14 months of research, the LWVJoCo Housing Affordability Study Committee is ready to present its findings about the supply of safe and affordable housing in Johnson County.

Committee members as well as area experts will discuss why affordable housing is vital to our community. This presentation and discussion will be moderated by Karen Wulfkuhle, co-chair of the study committee and past director of United Community Services of Johnson County.

Presenters:
Valorie Carson, Community Planning Director, United Community Services of Johnson County
Jennifer Creagar, Financial Care Program Director, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Maury Thompson, Deputy Manager, Johnson County

Following this presentation, you can participate in the conversation to create a LWVJoCo position statement at one of three separate consensus meetings. 

One consensus meeting immediately follows the Feb. 2 presentation. Two additional consensus meetings have been scheduled to accommodate those members who cannot stay after the presentation. Consensus meetings:

  • Saturday, Feb. 2, immediately following League meeting
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Carmack Room, Johnson County Central Library
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Carmack Room, Johnson County Central Library

Please RSVP to Peggy Neal with “League Consensus Meeting” as the subject line. Then provide the date of the meeting you plan to attend.

What you need to know about housing affordability

LWVJoCo study committee’s report

Consensus questions

Background reading


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LWVJoCo serves Johnson County, Kansas, a part of the greater Kansas City metro area. We are a community-based organization focused on engaging citizens in the voting process. The League does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.

We believe hands-on work safeguards democracy, which leads to civic improvement. Members gain knowledge and experience, discover new interests through the study and discussion of timely issues and topics. Through participation in League activities, members contribute valuable services to the community.

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