On Tuesday, November 10, The Women’s Affordable Housing Network will host a dynamic panel discussion with four trailblazers who have been influential in the Affordable Housing industry. This is a lunch & learn with Ann Cone, Richelle Patton, Althea Broughton, and Jill Cromartie. Each has her own unique journey to tell, you won’t want to miss this event.

**Note: This panel discussion is only for participants enrolled in the WAHN Mentorship Program.

The 10th Annual GSHA Supportive Housing Virtual Conference will be held virtually on November 12-13, 2020.

“Turning 10 in 2020: The Past, Present, and Future of Supportive Housing

The need for supportive housing is more vital than ever. We know that supportive housing is the key to creating stability for many who are vulnerable to move endlessly through the expensive and unproductive cycle of homelessness, emergency room visits, arrest, and incarceration. COVID-19 exacerbates the challenges of providing supportive housing and services, has reduced the state budget for services, and increased need throughout the state.

SAVE THE DATE for the 10th Annual GSHA Supportive Housing Conference November 12-13th to engage with your supportive housing community and support your work and your mission.  We will learn about the systems change work conducted here and throughout the US from your colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.  We will present the esteemed annual GSHA Awards to Supportive Housing Actors – nomination forms available shortly.

Continuing Education Credits will be available.

Register now at this link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh6mkufid45dc7f4&llr=dd4uyakab&showPage=true 

Health Starts at Home: How to Start Tossing Out the Toxins

Join WAHN for a Lunch + Learn with Lauren Klitzsch, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, as she shares how everyone can be a little less toxic by making simple, sustainable switches around the house. This presentation will be focused on our home environments, and Lauren will cover topics including:

– Why we should care about toxicity + its implications on our health
– How our regulatory systems are set up to allow for toxic ingredients
– What are common places toxins can be found in your home
– What to look for on product labels to make better-informed choices

About Lauren Klitzsch:

Lauren Klitzsch is a Holistic Health Coach based in Charlotte, NC. Lauren is a wife and mom of two toddlers, with a passion to help others harness the power of medicine in food and lifestyle. Lauren loves sports, traveling, and spending time outdoors with family. Lauren is always looking for new recipes to try out in her kitchen and new foods to grow in her urban garden! She has a degree in Exercise + Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a health coaching certification from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

For the last few years, there has been an evolving conversation about the urgent need for affordable housing in the U.S. Industry leaders have been discussing challenges, looking at how to make different financing options work in different cities, and creating teams of stakeholders to study successful workforce housing programs in hopes of recreating them.

With the current economic downturn, the urgency to address the affordable housing crisis is only amplified.

Southeast Real Estate Business is hosting a panel of industry leaders to discuss obstacles that the affordable housing sector faces and ideas for bringing projects to fruition, as well as strategies for the successful operation of existing properties during the pandemic.

The webinar — Affordable Housing Southeast: What is the Outlook for the Affordable Housing Sector in the Southeast Region? — will take place Thursday, November 12, from 10:00 am-12:15 pm Eastern and will include two separate panel discussions.

The developer/owner/investor panel will include Ray Kuniansky of Columbia Residential, Granvel Tate of The Michaels Organization, Nick Anderson of Dominium, and moderator Marc Padgett of Summit Contracting Group.

Speakers on the broker/lender panel will include Derek DeHay of Newmark Knight Frank, Aaron Hargrove of Greystone Real Estate Advisors, Jeff Rodman of M&T Bank, Kevin Morris of Colliers International and moderator Kyle Shoemaker of Affordable Housing Investment Brokerage, Inc.

Topics to be discussed:

  • How has the pandemic impacted existing affordable housing properties, as well as plans for new development?
  • What is the appetite for investors when it comes to affordable housing?
  • What is the expectation for development of affordable housing projects in the next few years?
  • Who are the big players developing in the Southeast?
  • How would you describe the availability of capital for projects right now?
  • Which states or cities have the best incentives for new development or redevelopment of affordable housing?
  • What factors are critical to the success of an affordable housing project?

WAHN will be meeting virtually on Zoom to discuss the next book for our Racial Awareness Book Club. This time we are focusing on The Water Dancy by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please see below for a quick synopsis of the book. 

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. 

This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.

Topic: Journey of Caregiving


Caregiving is an important life-state, but too often this conversation is neglected. This workshop will cover how caregiving can affect you and the people you love and potential impacts to your finances. However, there are things you can do to help mitigate some of these impacts by planning ahead and having the conversation with your family today.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Online – Webinar
Notes: To register, go to https://go.ml.com/AA-Upcoming-Events 


Investing beyond the basics


Knowing your financial situation, personal goals and risk tolerance can help you determine the appropriate mix of investments and help you manage your 401(k) assets with more confidence.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Online – Webinar
To register, go to https://go.ml.com/AA-Upcoming-Events


Saving enough money for retirement and maintaining a comfortable standard of living is a common concern. With a little planning and an appropriate mix of investments, you can develop a retirement plan to pursue your life priorities.

Hosted by Merrill – A Bank of America Company

To register for a Webcast, go to https://go.ml.com/AA-Upcoming-Events 

An overview of the unique financial challenges that women may face and strategies and tips to help improve their financial well-being.

Hosted by Merrill – A Bank of America Company

To register for a Webcast, go to https://go.ml.com/AA-Upcoming-Events 

  • Savannah Yoga Center  – 1319 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Savannah Yoga Center will teach a gentle flow class. The instruction will be tailored for all skill levels allowing beginners to try it out and advanced yogis to enjoy the practice. Do not be intimidated to join us in a welcoming environment for any range of thought, including this being your first class or feeling as if you are not flexible. We invite you to come to learn and see what self-care through yoga is all about. Mats will be provided. Max 45 Participants; Fee $20 per participant. If the class is held inside, it will be at the Savannah Yoga Center. If the weather cooperates and class is held outside, registered participants will receive the meeting location and will need to bring a towel.