Speaker Housing has social value

first_imgA keynote speaker asked his Vancouver business audience to focus on the social value of the community’s housing stock instead of its economic worth at a Friday breakfast to benefit a local nonprofit housing resource center. But it’s difficult to separate the two, Marc Levy, president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, said at the breakfast. Residents value the ability to live within their means. Employers, in turn, appreciate having access to a large pool of potential employees, Levy said.“Housing is a key aspect of that,” Levy told the crowd of about 150 people at the 11th-annual Home is Where the Heart Is fundraising breakfast. The event at the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay was sponsored by Columbia Credit Union and other financial lenders. It was organized to benefit the Community Housing Resource Center, a nonprofit that offers counseling programs for homebuyers and homeowners.last_img

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