Affordable housing solutions @ Adaptive Reuse: Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives’ Exhibit, Barclay Hotel, DTLA

‘Adaptive Reuse: Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives’
Exhibit Opening, Friday, September 30 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Barclay Hotel, DTLA

Housing Is A Human Right, Key community members to gather and showcase affordable housing solutions through adaptive reuse model exhibit (Graphic: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--()--Housing Is A Human Right (HHR) and community leaders from New York, Chicago, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Colorado and cities across California to celebrate the grand opening of an adaptive reuse exhibit which will showcase underutilized buildings (hospitals, courthouses, hotels, educational facilities) that have been converted into affordable housing for homeless and low income communities. With the cost of building new construction for homeless housing exceeding $700,000 a unit, adaptive reuse creates a low-cost alternative to creating affordable housing.

The exhibit’s grand opening “Adaptive Reuse: Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives” is set to open on Friday September 30th at 9am to the general public for viewing and will conclude at 11am. The Adaptive Reuse Exhibition’s permanent hours will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm- 6pm, and is open to the public by appointment.

WHAT:

     

‘Adaptive Reuse: Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives’

        Exhibit Grand Opening
         

WHEN:

     

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

WHO:

     

SPEAKERS:

 

     
  • Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Donald Whitehead, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Peter Rindelaub, Project Director, Omgivning
  • Joel Segal, Bring America Home Campaign
  • Susie Shannon, Policy Director, Housing Is A Human Right

 

     
WHERE:       The Barclay Hotel, 101 W 4th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

 

WHY:

Cities across California are facing an unprecedented homelessness crisis. It is estimated that over 161,000 Californians are experiencing homelessness, including over 66,000 in Los Angeles County with over 41,000 of those found in the City of Los Angeles. The global pandemic only exacerbated this humanitarian crisis. This adaptive reuse exhibit is intended to shed light on affordable housing solutions to combat the ongoing housing crisis LA is currently facing while preserving some of the architecturally stunning buildings in Los Angeles.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.6 million people in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare or subscribe to our podcast “AHFter Hours.”