The Montgomery County Departments of Commerce & Housing and Community Development
An estimated 50,000 Montgomery County residents are faced with housing instability each year due to the high cost of housing, and low or stagnant wages for many workers. Historically underserved populations, such as people of color, people with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ community, are more likely to experience housing instability than other populations due to barriers to economic advancement.
Your Way Home is hosting a Forum on Equitable Access to Economic Opportunities to understand the challenges to economic mobility faced by these populations. The forum will highlight programs and employers that are working in unique ways to assist individuals that have experienced barriers to employment. The keynote and panel discussion will focus on equity as it relates to economic opportunity and mobility, access to supportive employment programs, and increasing outcomes for underserved populations.
David Zellers, Jr., Director of Commerce, Montgomery County Commerce Department
Craig Cuthbert, Operator Manager, Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County
Kate Houston, Program Officer, The Barra Foundation
Jason Zerbe, Vice President & General Manager Philadelphia, First Step Staffing