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Webinar – Disability and Housing

Date: October 5, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Access to affordable housing is a particularly fraught issue for the disability community. Home ownership is widely understood as a key to building wealth and stability, but disabled people are significantly more likely to be unhoused and or at risk of losing their home. As such, it is essential that we address the growing housing crisis through a disability-explicit lens. Further, we must recognize how racism overlaps with ableism in limiting housing access. Join Weingart Foundation President and CEO Miguel A. Santana in an open, honest dialogue with disability advocates about the economic disparities that disabled people encounter when trying to find a place to call home.

CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at or 407-917-6864. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

About the Panelists

Miguel Santana

Moderator: Miguel Santana President and C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation

Miguel A. Santana, President and C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation, has more than 30 years of experience leading numerous fiscal, legislative, political, and community issues. He served as President and C.E.O. of Fairplex, a nonprofit community benefit regional organization based in Pomona, CA. Previously, Miguel was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he oversaw the City’s $9 billion budget and designed the City’s first comprehensive homeless strategy, resulting in a $1.2 billion voter-approved housing bond and a doubling of the City’s general fund investment on programs to end homelessness. Prior to joining the City, Miguel served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County, overseeing all social service programs supporting children, families, veterans and persons experiencing homelessness.