Healthy Communities Initiative

Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity

Austin, TX

November 17, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, HousingWorks Austin and Children’s Optimal Health are pleased to welcome you to Housing + Health: Building Blocks for Equity and Opportunity. Our one-day summit brings together diverse audiences—leaders from health care, community development and financial services—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy and diverse mixed-income communities.

With the opening of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, the topic of housing and health has never been more timely.

We are fortunate to be hearing from nationally recognized speakers and panelists, including Dr. Megan Sandel, David J. Erickson and Ruth Ann Norton, who are at the forefront of the conversation around housing and health. We are equally as fortunate to have local experts and practitioners with insights into Austin’s housing and health needs. Bringing everyone together at one focused event will ensure that we learn collectively from national conversations while tailoring solutions to the local landscape.

We have a lot of ground to cover in just one day. We appreciate that you are taking the time to join us and look forward to a productive and interactive day that will encourage ongoing dialogue and fruitful collaborations.

November 17, 2016

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome

Steve Adler


City of Austin

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. General Session: Making the Connection: Housing and Health

David J. Erickson

Director of Community Development

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address: Housing As a Vaccine

Dr. Megan Sandel


Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. General Session: Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Rebecca Giello

Assistant Director

Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office

City of Austin

Stephanie Y. Hayden

Deputy Director

Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department

Ruth Ann Norton

President and CEO

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

11:00 – 11:10 a.m. Sonya’s Story

11:10 – 11:40 a.m. Networking Break

11:40 a.m. –

1:00 p.m. Lunch: General Session

Reimagining Cities Panel: Housing and Health

Outcomes in Central Texas

Affordability and mobility are the two biggest challenges to quality of life in Central Texas. How can the city—and region—better address those issues? If improvements are made in housing and transportation, will health outcomes necessarily improve?


Sherri R. Greenberg

Clinical Professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in

State and Local Government

LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin


Catherine Crago Blanton

Head of Strategic Initiatives and Resource Development

Housing Authority of the City of Austin

John-Michael V. Cortez

Special Assistant to the Mayor

City of Austin

Kim Nettleton

Director of Product Development


Dr. William Tierney

Chair, Department of Population Health

Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Transition Break

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Investing in Housing and Health

What are investable opportunities in “healthy communities”? Panelists will explore how banks can meet their Community Reinvestment Act obligations by investing in healthy communities and discuss how organizations can integrate health and housing financial tools to support their communities.


Elizabeth Sobel Blum

Senior Community Development Advisor

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


Julian Huerta

Deputy Executive Director

Foundation Communities

Annie Lord

Chief Program Officer


Noni Ramos

Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Track 2: The Affordable Care Act and Community Development: Best Practices in Upstream Investments

Historically, health care has been focused on treating injury and illness. Research and innovation have caused health institutions to look more at prevention, which can offer enormous downstream cost savings. A panel of health and community development experts will explore what is being done to invest in healthy communities.


Sarah Norman

Director of Healthy Homes and Communities

NeighborWorks America


Kim Nettleton

Ruth Ann Norton

Sister Susan Vickers

Vice President of Corporate Responsibility

Dignity Health

Track 3: Housing and Health: Practitioners’ Perspectives

Families experiencing health and housing challenges interact with the social service system in a variety of ways. This panel will discuss how to make community services work better together and offer examples of

how some communities have succeeded.


Dr. Megan Sandel


Dr. Tara Greendyk

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

Walter Moreau

Executive Director

Foundation Communities

Keegan Warren-Clem


Austin Medical-Legal Partnership

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Transition Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Building with Intentionality: Current Research and Next Steps


Mark J. Williams


Austin Community College District


Dr. S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston


Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

Roy C. Lopez

Community Development Officer

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Bert Lumbreras

Assistant City Manager

City of Austin

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Closing

Laura Morrison

Former City Council Member

City of Austin

4:00 p.m. Meetup (optional)

Lobby Bar of JW Marriott

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