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Introduction to Race in Shared Equity Homeownership

Tuesday Oct 26th, Nov. 2nd, and Nov. 9th. 1pm-3pm ET/10am-12pm PT (3, 2-hour sessions)
Suggested Audiences: Nonprofit and municipal shared equity homeownership practitioners

Are you a shared equity housing practitioner looking to deepen your understanding of the relationship between race and shared equity housing? Are you interested in building your knowledge and skills to be a more effective advocate for racial equity? This course will focus on strengthening your capacity to understand and analyze racial inequity within your community and the housing ecosystem around you, while expanding your ability to address those inequities through program design and implementation.

This intermediate level course is best for individuals who are implementing or actively designing a shared equity homeownership program, and are interested in, but may be just beginning to explore, the racial equity implications of their work. A basic understanding of subsidy retention (or shared equity homeownership) is essential for success in this course.

After taking this course you should expect to be able to name key ways that racism impacts housing and homeownership today, describe how shared equity homeownership can both advance equality or perpetuate further inequality, and lastly develop a racial equity lens to promote racial economic equity through shared equity homeownership programs.  

Registration Deadline- Tuesday, October, 19th, 2021

Scholarship Application Closes- Tuesday, October, 12th, 2021

This course is $170 for Grounded Solutions Network members, and $220 for non-members. If you would like to apply for a need-based scholarship for discounted registration fees, please complete this form to be considered for a scholarship.

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Pamela Agava


Pamela Agava is currently Senior Program Manager for the Mid Atlantic at CSH, where she works to increase cross sector investment and quality supportive housing opportunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for vulnerable populations.  She is an affordable housing advocate, with a proven background in providing management and program support through technical assistance, using data to analyze the causes and impacts of racial economic inequality, and developing client centered programs and policies to drive systems change to eliminate disparities and promote economic opportunity for low-income families and communities of color.

Matt Weber


Matt Weber is a municipal lawyer, urban planner and policy analyst with over 15 years of experience helping communities craft practical solutions to their housing and community development challenges. Prior to joining Grounded Solutions, Matt counseled municipalities in Wisconsin on land use, brownfields and redevelopment issues, helped community development corporations in Detroit build affordable housing, and researched land tenure and title security issues in legacy cities (places like Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, etc.). Matt has also taught university courses in land use law, neighborhood planning, and affordable housing development, among others. Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and his juris doctorate and Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 3:00 pm ET
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