CLPHA Executive Director Participates in Axios Expert Roundtable
November 29th, 2018
CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman emphasized the central role of affordable housing to community development and discussed the importance of cross-sector collaborations to improve life outcomes during the Axios Hometown Tour breakfast in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Zaterman participated in the invitation-only roundtable discussion with 24 local leaders from D.C.'s top foundations, non-profits, and think tanks who shared thoughts and ideas on how to solve some of the city's biggest challenges. The event, which was co-moderated by Axios Editor-in-Chief Nick Johnston and Managing Editor Kim Hart, was recapped in Axios with a quote from Zaterman:
"One promising practice we have found is cross-sector data sharing as a starting point for building partnerships, problem solving, and identifying shared goals." D.C.'s problems are interconnected and data sharing can help build a coalition for smarter, more efficient problem solving.
Additional Axios coverage of the roundtable focused on the impact that Amazon's new D.C.-area headquarters could have on the already expensive housing market in the region. Regarding the best approach to the affordability crisis, Zaterman said, "If it's not a community-wide and business responsibility, then it's no one's responsibility."