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Tuesday, March 12 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Everybody under one roof: Multigenerational housing

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The rise of multigenerational families is creating an emerging demand across the country for housing that meets the needs of all ages and abilities due to rent burdens, aging parents with older housing stock, health concerns, caregiving, wage stagnation and cultural norms. Communities are juggling the need to renovate traditional housing units while maintaining affordability for a rise in multigenerational families. This session will also highlight apartments exclusively designed for grandparents raising grandchildren, as well as move to lessen restrictions on Accessory Dwelling Units that facilitate affordable housing and meet family preferences.


Jaia Lent

Deputy Executive Director, Generations United
Jaia Peterson Lent is the deputy executive director at Generations United where she has worked since 2000. Generations United’s mission is to improve the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs. Jaia provides... Read More →


Lauren Nolan

Research Director, Woodstock Institute
Lauren Nolan is the director of research for the Woodstock Institute, a leading nonprofit research and policy organization in the areas of fair lending, wealth creation and financial systems reform. Lauren has an extensive background in community and economic development research... Read More →

Cassendara Gentry

Resident, Mission First Housing

Jamarl Clark

Grandfamily Community Life Program Manager-Plaza West, Mission First Housing
Jamarl D. Clark currently serves as Plaza West Grandfamily Community Life Program Manager. Plaza West is a new 223-unit development at 4th and K Streets NW in the vibrant Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood of Washington, DC Fifty units have been set aside for “grandfamilies... Read More →

Anna Scallet

Housing & Development Project Manager, DC Department of Housing & Community Development
Anna Scallet is a Housing & Development project manager with the Development Finance Division at the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Anna’s primary duties with DHCD include underwriting loans for affordable housing developments from the District’s... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT