Eviction Prevention Summit

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Location: John S. Knight Center (77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308)

About the Summit

The Eviction Prevention Summit is a collaborative community response to the eviction pandemic that has plagued Summit County for decades. Summit organizers believe that all individuals have a right to safe, healthy, affordable housing, regardless of income or socio-economic standing.

The 2022 Summit will invite renters, landlords, housing advocates, developers, public officials, nonprofit and for-profit leaders, and community members to come together to share experiences, learn from each other, and design innovative and collaborative solutions to forge a new pathway forward toward housing security and freedom.

 

Featured speaker

Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Evicted, MacArthur Genius Fellow, and founder of EvictionLab.org

 

Agenda

8:00 am     Registration opens + expo

9:15 am     Welcome

9:30 am     Panel Block A

11:00 am   Panel Block B

12:15 pm   Lunch with featured speaker Matthew Desmond

1:30 pm     Community conversation roundtables (facilitated)

3:15 pm     Roundtable report-outs

4:30 pm     Closing remarks

 

Sponsorships

Become a sponsor

Presenting Sponsor | $10,000

  • Prime logo placement at event
  • Prime logo placement on event website and marketing materials
  • Advertisement in event brochure
  • 6 tickets to full-day conference
  • Priority table (with signage) for lunch

Supporting Sponsor | $5,000

  • Logo placement at event
  • Logo displayed on event website and marketing materials
  • 6 tickets to full-day conference
  • Dedicated table (with signage) for lunch

Table Sponsor | $1,000

  • Logo displayed on event website and marketing materials
  • 6 tickets to full-day conference
  • Dedicated table (with signage) for lunch

Nonprofit Table Sponsor | $500

  • Must be 501(c)3
  • Logo displayed on event website and marketing materials
  • 6 tickets to full-day conference
  • Dedicated table (with signage) for lunch

Nonprofit Supporting Sponsor | $250

  • Must be 501(c)3
  • Logo displayed on event website and marketing materials
  • 2 tickets to full-day conference
  • 2 tickets for lunch

Become a sponsor

 

Individual Tickets

Individual tickets are $40 and include entrance into the full-day conference as well as lunch.

No-cost tickets are available to those who qualify for financial need. To learn more or request a no-cost ticket, email info@communitylegalaid.org or call (330) 983-2575.

Reserve your ticket now.

 

Planning Committee

  • Community Legal Aid
  • Fair Housing Contact Service
  • Akron Eviction Task Force
  • Akron City Council
  • Akron-Summit County Public Library
  • City of Akron Mayor's Office
  • Freedom BLOC
  • WKSU/Ideastream

 

Eviction in Akron

The "eviction capital of Ohio," Akron has the highest rate of eviction in the state and the 27th highest in the nation. Tough economic conditions, lack of affordable homes, poor housing conditions, a mostly older rental stock, and large swaths of still segregated communities have created a perfect storm of housing insecurity and inequity. Roughly one-third of Summit County residents rent their homes, and recent data suggest as many as 20% of them could be at risk for eviction, with minority renters making up a disproportionate percentage. This pre-existing crisis was intensified when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, making the notion of homelessness all the more dangerous.