Thank you for joining the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) for the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, MHC’s annual fundraising event. Together we made it a success and raised $19,000 for fair, accessible, and affordable housing advocacy.
Dr. Sarah Moyer, Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, delivered the virtual keynote address. Dr. Moyer focused on the housing pillar of Healthy Louisville 2025 and the intersection of health and housing in our community.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) reconceptualized our in-person 2020 Annual Meeting Dinner as a 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. The topic of health and housing is more relevant than ever and we were lucky to have Dr. Moyer as our keynote speaker. MHC recently took ownership of the housing pillar of Healthy Louisville 2025. This event served as MHC’s kickoff for the focus of the next State of Metropolitan Housing Report (SMHR), as the upcoming report will focus on housing stability in Louisville, Kentucky, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.
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“Tonight, let us take a moment of silence to remember those whose lives were stolen from them-most recently Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and David McAtee-and too many others who have been killed, who have lost a loved one, who fear for their lives. We must say their names. We must affirm that black lives matter. And we must do so much more.” — Dr. Stacy Deck, MHC Board Chair
READ the entirety of MHC Board Chair Dr. Stacy Deck’s Opening Remarks.
“I promise I will discuss how quality of life is linked to housing.
But first I must address another injustice that is preventing all of our residents from living their full lives. Within the past 2 months, we have lost 2 of our residents to police violence. Breonna Taylor was an ER tech who loved her family and friends. David McAtee was a beloved chef and entrepreneur known as Yaya.
We mourn the loss of these two lives. And we know that their loss could have been prevented. The same systems of power that I am here to discuss tonight have created a society where some are greatly benefited, and others are harmed.
Their loss matters to me, and it should matter to you too. Because when racism goes unchallenged, we cannot build the community we envision. The long relationship between racism and housing has helped create the conditions which makes it possible for us to lose two of our residents.”
— Dr. Sarah Moyer, Keynote Speaker & Chief Health Strategist and Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness
READ the entirety of Dr. Moyer’s Keynote Address.