Sunday, October 17
2:00 pm on Zoom

The Cleveland community is honored to welcome Rev. Derrick Harkins, Director of HUD’s new Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, formed by President Biden in February, 2021. His past work as a change agent in communities has led him to the helm of this new office. We also welcome Michiel Wackers, Director of Cleveland’s Department of Community Develpment, to give us the local perspective on the housing issue. We know that Cleveland has a shortage of safe, affordable housing. Our goals in meeting with Rev. Harkins & Mr. Wackers are to gain information about what plans HUD has to increase affordable housing in the Cleveland area for low-income residents, and how all citizens can help with this effort and directly address the housing needs of our communities. We look forward to having members of the community join us for this important program. 

Free & Open to the Community

Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link by October 15. Please register below. For any questions, 
Ellen Petler at or (216) 371-2244, ext. 122 





Rev. Derrick Harkins 

Director of HUD’s 
Office of Faith-Based 
& Neighborhood Partnerships


Michiel Wackers 

Director of Cleveland’s 
Department of Community Development

Co-sponsored by Park Synagogue, Cory United Methodist Church, 
Beth-Israel-The West Temple, Celebration United Methodist Church, 
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, 
Cory-Glenville Community Center, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 
and The Temple-Tifereth Israel.