United Nations Day

The Future of Workforce Housing is Now: Innovative, Creative & Sustainable Solutions from Around the World

On Monday, October 25 12:00PM EST, in celebration of United Nations Day, the Global Housing Foundation will facilitate a virtual program highlighting new and innovative solutions to solve workforce housing from around the world.

Tune in to hear from industry experts and become inspired by the groundbreaking solutions set to transform the affordable housing crisis for the better.


Sharon Young


Global Housing Foundation


Ellis Henican

Pulitzer Prize Journalist, Columnist with Dow Jones MarketWatch and the New York Times bestseller author of more than a dozen books


Mr. Christopher W. Williams, Ph.D.

Director, New York Office of UNHabitat

“Reflections of the Future”

Chris Lee

Founding Principal AIA • Design Associates Architects
Board of Directors • Global Housing Foundation 

“Solving the Global Workforce Housing Challenge with Disruptive Solutions”

Zaigham M. Rizvi

Expert Consultant: Affordable Housing and Alternate Energy for Houses

Secretary General

“Resilient, Decent and Affordable Housing,

Supply-Side and Finance-Side: Issues and Possible Answers”

Andrew P. McCoy, Ph.D.

Beliveau Professor, Department of Building Construction

Associate Director, Myers Lawson School of Construction

Director, Virginia Center for Housing Research

Virginia Tech 

Leveraging Technology Towards Affordable and

Workforce Housing in the US Market”

Richard Coutts

Director – FRIBA

Baca architects 

“Stimulus for Change. The Innovation License”

Sam Ruben

Chief Sustainability Officer/Co-Founder

Mighty Buildings

3D Printed Construction: A Key Tool for a Sustainable Future”

Christy Finsel (Osage)

Citizen of the Osage Nation

Executive Director

Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc

“Innovations: Connecting Down Payment Assistance to Other Integrated Native Asset Building Programs”


Global Housing Foundation

Ambassador Program


Owen Gwyn

GHF Chairperson Emeritus

Workforce Housing Has Never Been More Important

Not only should everybody have a place to shelter when disaster strikes, but access to housing permeates far beyond first-order problems.

Public health issues arise from increased risk of disease spread, mental health issues become commonplace, and healthy economies require their workforce to be motivated and productive.

Ask a question, propose solutions, get involved.

Please email any questions you have during to info@globalhousing.org – we look forward to hearing from you!