IHT will host housing confab

BAR HARBOR — An Island Housing Symposium will be hosted by Island Housing Trust at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Maren Auditorium on Thursday, May 11, from 2-7 p.m.

The symposium will focus on year-round housing on Mount Desert Island and provide an opportunity for community members to share their ideas for working together to preserve island communities.

Workforce economist John Dorrer will present data about the impact of workforce housing on social and economic prosperity. Philippe Jordi, executive director of Martha’s Vineyard’s Island Housing Trust, will describe the challenges and successes the community has faced in creating affordable housing. A panel of experts, including Hannah Pingree, Kevin Bunker and Liza Fleming-Ives, will discuss development, financing and policy solutions that address housing challenges.

The event is sponsored in part by Bar Harbor Savings and Loan and Doug Gott and Sons.

Contact Alison Beane, IHT executive director, at 244-8011.

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