December 5th, 2016

Take a Look at Housing Summit Follow Up and Next Steps News



Videos from the Housing Summit, Powerpoints and Housing Surveys have been posted at  Please also post your housing story on the Facebook page.

There is much follow-up work to do. As Christopher Coes told us, we can’t let the summit be “over” with the day itself! The Summit Planning Committee will be meeting soon, reviewing your comments and questions, evaluating the event, and working on next steps.

In the meantime, you don’t need to wait for anyone else, to take action! For example, please consider:

Writing a letter to the editor about any of the issues raised at the summit.

Write/email/speak to your local municipal officials or your local Planning Board or Zoning Board members about a proposed housing project near you.

Posting on the Housing Tompkins Facebook page and sharing your story.

Telling your friends, neighbors, and co-workers about what you learned from the Summit.

Make a donation to a local non-profit addressing housing issues.

It’ll take all of us, to create a place for all of us! Let’s keep it going!


More info at these media links:

Ithaca Times: In Search of Solutions To Housing Crisis

Ithaca Voice: Top 11 quotes from last night’s Tompkins County Housing Summit kickoff Expert: Ithaca needs to build for a walkable, equitable future

Ithaca Journal: Mixed-income housing proposed at summit

Ithaca Voice: Tompkins housing panel: ‘Why is new housing so hard to build?’

Time Warner Cable News: High Demand with Limited Supply and Rising Rent Top Issues Facing Residents in Tompkins Co.

WENY TV News: Tompkins Co. Holds Housing Summit to Address Housing Shortage