Monday, April 18

9:00amWelcomeKim Hunt and Tracy Baim
9:05amReview of the Tiny Home Design CompetitionCatherine Baker, Kasey White
9:20amStatistics on Youth HomelessnessBeth Malik, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
9:30amYouth Voices on Transitional Living: Policy and Practice Implications for Providers of Youth HousingCasey Holtschneider, Ph.D., LCSW
9:45amPresentations from out-of-town projects which provide tiny homes for the homeless

  • I Want to Live Here
  • Tiny Homes in Tennessee
  • Tiny Homes in North Carolina
  • Tiny Homes for Youth
  • The Cottages in Dallas
  • Homeless Encampments and Tiny House Villages as a Crisis Response to Homelessness
Moderator: Kelly Saulsberry, Chicago Commission on Human Relations

  • Alan Graham, Mobile Loaves & Fishes – Austin, Texas
  • Reverend jeff carr, Infinity Fellowship, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Teri Hammer, Tiny Houses Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Stephanie Reyes, Gay and Lesbian Community Center, Memphis
  • Architect Brent A. Brown, AIA and John P. Greenan, Central Dallas Community Development Corporation, Dallas
  • Melinda G. Nichols, Low Income Housing Institute, Seattle
11:30amWorking Lunch

Youth Voices and Tiny Homes

A moderated discussion with youth about the concept of tiny homes. Including Nicholas Bouyer and Kasey White. Moderators are the co-founders of the SHED Studio, Mike Newman and Rashmi Ramaswamy
12:30pmSmart Urban PlanningMarisa Novara, Director of Housing and Community Development, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago and Mary Tarullo, Community Organizer – Housing, ONE Northside
12:45pmGovernment Housing PanelHUD, City, County, State

Includes: Ray Willis, HUD Director, Office of Community Planning & Development; William (Bill) Pluta, Director of Office Housing and Coordination Services, Illinois Housing Development Authority; Richard Monocchio, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Cook County; Mary Howard, Chief Resident Services, Chicago Housing Authority

Moderator: Kim L. Hunt, Pride Action Tank

1:30pmPracticalities: How It Can Work in ChicagoAndy Geer, Enterprise Community Partners; Lydia Stazen Michael, All Chicago; Carlos DeJesus, Managing Director, Housing Department, Heartland Alliance; Katrina Van Valkenburgh, CSH

Moderator: Aisha N. Davis, Lambda Legal, Pride Action Tank

2:15pmCity Zoning and Planning DepartmentsGerardo Garcia, Architect and Urban Designer, Chicago Department of Planning and Development; Mike Simmons, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development; and Danielle Meltzer Cassel, Zoning Attorney, Vedder Price

Moderator: Carmen Noriega, construction manager, The Resurrection Project

3:00pmLand Bank DiscussionRob Rose, Executive Director of the Cook County Land Bank
3:15pmYouth Homeless Service Providers DiscussionFlora Koppel, Unity Parenting; Jeri Linas, Teen Living Programs; Paul W. Hamann, The Night Ministry; Angelique Miller, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Moderator: Lara Brooks, Chicago Youth Storage Initiative

4:00pmPrivate Funding for Housing and Housing Services in ChicagoBradford J. White, Associate Director, Alphawood; Deborah E. Bennett, Sr. Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation; Heather Smith, the Field Foundation of Illinois

Moderator: Debbie Reznick, Sr. Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation

4:45pmClosing remarks, and planning for Day Two
5:00pmTour of the model tiny home design competition winner built by Price Construction


TUESDAY, April 19

9:00amWelcome Kim Hunt and Tracy Baim
9:10amBringing Economic Development to Chicago NeighborhoodsKavita Sharma and Adrianna McKinley of Bootstrap Villages
9:30amPresentation on Planned Tiny Home Affordable Housing for ChicagoEithne McMenamin, MSW, St. Pauls United Church of Christ
Jeff Bone from Landon, Bone, Baker
10:00amArchitects on the Design of Tiny Homes: DiscussionLed by Catherine Baker of Landon, Bone, Baker, with the three architects who won the Tiny Homes Design Competition: Lon Stousland, Terry Howell, and Marty Sandberg. Moderated by Lee Bey.
10:45amBreakout Groups
11:45amFinal Report Out and Action Steps