—  A new framework for housing policy | Brian Phillips | Music: Maryanna Sokol | Weekly Sunday Gathering January 21 2024 —  The Montrose Center 401 Branard St #107, Houston, TX 77006

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Main Topic: A new framework for housing policy

Main Speaker: Brian Phillips

Community Moment : Interfaith Adventures by  David Oliverio /Wil Jeudy /Page Williams

Music:  Maryanna Sokol

Main Talk Summary :

Few people disagree that America has a severe shortage of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households. But this isn’t a new problem—it has persisted for a century and is worse today than it was one-hundred years ago. The reason is the framework that has dominated discussions of housing policy since the 1920s. In this talk, Brian Phillips will examine this flawed framework and present his vision for a new framework for housing policy.

Community Moment Summary :

Page Williams, Wil Jeudy, and David Oliverio share their experiences at the lunch and lecture- Democracy, Faith, and the rise of Christian Nationalism, hosted by Interfaith Ministries and Wheeler Ave Baptist Church

Main Speaker Bio:

Brian Phillips is the founder of the Texas Institute for Property Rights. His writing has appeared in such publications as The Freeman, Reason Magazine, The Objective Standard, and The Orange County Register. He is the author of Individual Rights and Government Wrongs and The Innovator vs. the Collective. His most recent book is The Affordable Housing Crisis: Causes and Cures.

Musician :

Maryanna Sokol is a Board Certified Music Therapist and native Houstonian whose original music has been heard on MTV, NPR, Houston’s own KPFT, and both local and national tours. With poignant, witty lyrics, signature lilting vocals, and a unique songwriting style that draws from multiple genres, Maryannna’s music will leave the listener wanting — and feeling — more. Maryanna recently returned home from 3+ years in California and is excited to be back performing at Houston Oasis. Check out her latest single & video release, “This is How,” which premiered July 2023, and follow her online for more information about her original musical “Future Love Story,” which she is currently working toward bringing to Houston audiences.

We are back to our regular start time of 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM

Join In Person

The Montrose Center 

401 Branard St #107

Houston, TX 77006

We are on the first floor of the Montrose Center (One level above the ground floor) in room #107 across from the elevators. You will need to take either the stairs or the elevator to get to Floor 1

COVID-19 Policy:

Harris County is back at Level 1- Low. Therefore we are relaxing our mask requirements. Masks are now optional for all. **We are continuing to monitor the COVID situation and these rules are subject to change View our Covid Policy at https://www.houstonoasis.org/covid-19-policy

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