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The Affordable Housing Symposium and Casino Royale 2023

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The Affordable Housing Symposium and Casino Royale 2023

Dothan Housing Prepares to Host its Annual Symposium and Fundraising Event

Dothan Ala.---Dothan Housing (DH) is excited to host the Affordable Housing Symposium 2023 at the Our Community Housing and Enrichment Center (OCHEC) at 1001 Montana St. Dothan, AL 36303, on November 2, 2023, at 9:00 am.  

This year's symposium theme is Connecting the Dots of Affordable Housing. Through engaging panel discussions, attendees will learn about the connections between affordable housing and education, law, finances, and more.


"Our desire is for the public to learn about our agency's role within the community, as well as help with the understanding of important policies and terminology," Samuel P. Crawford, CEO of DH.


This year's panel discussions include the below topics.

  • Using CDBG & HOME Funding for Affordable Housing Development
  • Housing Trust Fund, Homelessness, & Source of Income (SOI)
  • The Need for Special Purpose Vouchers in the Wiregrass Metro Area
  • Intentional Careers in Affordable Housing through Public Housing Internships

An eviction mock trial will also occur during the lunch portion of the symposium facilitated by Legal Services of Alabama Attorney Rachel Greczyn and Attorney Sarah Taggert of the Law office of Sarah Taggert, P.C.!


"We are excited to host our community partners, industry colleagues, and the public at this year's symposium," says Dr. Michael C. Threatt, COO of Dothan Housing. "We look forward to having an interactive experience with attendees as we bring affordable housing to the forefront of the Wiregrass Metropolitan Area."


The day of affordable housing will end with a fundraising event at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, the Casino Royale! The fundraiser is geared towards raising money for the children of Dothan Housing families to participate in youth sports camps and after-school programs. This annual charity event will begin at 5:30 pm and last until 9:00 pm with a donation for entry requirement.


"The Casino Royale is an opportunity for attending professionals to give back to families who utilizing affordable housing services in a fun, memorable way," exclaims Jordon Bonner, Landlord Liaison for DH.


To attend the Affordable Housing Symposium, registration is available via Eventbrite at! For more information on the events taking place Thursday or our efforts to educate the public on affordable housing, please don't hesitate to contact Communications Coordinator Leah Gunn.