Resident-Focused Service Interventions that Support Family and Household Well-Being Roundtable
Thursday, November 8: 9:30am – 11:30am
It is widely understood that housing affects residents' social and economic outcomes. This session provides an opportunity to dialogue with industry experts leading initiatives that support aging adults, families with children, and persons with special or underserved needs – using housing as a platform. Attendees will learn how resident-focused interventions are being implemented, what is known about their effectiveness, and the takeaways for practice.
Myia Batie, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Myia Batie joined the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in April 2016 as Coordinator of Policy and Programs. Prior to joining OCCH, Batie worked as the Program and Policy Manager in the Office of Planning, Preservation and Development at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency where she was responsible for planning and policy development across the multifamily housing development programs including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, Housing Development Assistance Programs, Housing Development Loan Program and Multifamily Bond Program. Prior to her role as Program and Policy Manager, Batie worked in the Office of Affordable Housing Research, also with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, where she led strategic planning and performance measurement processes for the Agency. Batie holds a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor's Degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University, and was a 2011 L. Douglas Wilder Graduate Fellow with the Virginia Housing Development Authority in partnership with the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Batie is a member of the American Planning Association and is certified as a Housing Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council.
Josh Johnson, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
Josh Johnson joined COHHIO in May 2016 as Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Previously, Josh worked as the Family Advocate Team Lead at the YWCA Family Shelter of Columbus. He began his career in the Mental and Behavioral Health fields working with adolescent clients in Richmond, VA and later with Southeast, Inc. of Columbus, OH as a Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Case Manager serving adults with severe mental illnesses and/or alcohol or other drug addictions. Josh is a graduate of Hampton University and Iowa Central Community College with degrees in both Psychology and Elementary Education and is a former captain of the Hampton University Football program.
Chasity Edwards, CPO Impact, Weinland Park Family and Community Centered Change Initiative
Chasity Edwards joined Community Properties of Ohio in July of 2017 as School & Community Liaison. She provides project management around community education programs as well as evaluation services to the Resident Services Department & Weinland Park Elementary School. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of education. Ms. Edwards has demonstrated vision and collaboration, and she is a passionate advocate for children. She holds a Master's Degree in Education.
Christina Hodgkinson, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Christina M. Hodgkinson was appointed Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority's (AMHA) Director of Resident Services in 2014. The housing authority through various programs provides affordable housing to over 20,000 people in Summit County. In her current leadership position, Mrs. Hodgkinson's role is to support the Executive Director and the mission of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority by overseeing the planning and operations of Resident Services and AMHA's non-profit entity Building for Tomorrow.
Bonita Campbell, Lighthouse Youth Services
As Senior Director of Homeless Youth Services, Bonita Campbell provides organizational leadership for Youth Housing Opportunities. She is responsible for fiscal management, strategic planning, and quality assurance. In addition, Campbell represents the agency locally, statewide, and nationally for transition age youth and housing related initiatives.