Taking Stock of Housing draws 150 attendees

By Alana Penny

TUPPER LAKE | On a snowy first of November, 150 individuals who work, play and live in the Adirondack Park gathered to discuss: how can you work and play in an area where you have nowhere to live?

Taking Stock of Housing, an event at The Wild Center, was the culmination of Tim Rowland’s series for the Adirondack Explorer, which explored many aspects of Adirondack housing issues. The event brought together individuals and organizations working to lessen and solve these issues.

After a video about Fawn Valley, an affordable housing development built by Homestead Development Corporation and speakers like F. Michael Tucker, president & CEO, of Columbia Economic Development Corporation; Allison Gaddy, Senior Planner at Lake Champlain Lake George Regional Planning Board; Tracy Ormsbee, Adirondack Explorer publisher and Lori Bellingham, Vice President for Community Impact for the Adirondack Foundation, there was a panel discussion.

Adam Feldman, previously executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties and current owner of Feldman Consulting, led the discussion.

Feldman broke the panel discussion into two sections, “Why?” and “How?”

“At the end of the day, we want you to leave either learning something new, excited about something new, or meeting someone new that, you’re going to take the next step with,” he said.

Read the full article in the Sun Community News.