NLIHC’s 2017 Housing Policy Forum: Advancing Solutions in a Changing Landscape will include a session on the lessons learned from the first-year implementation of the national Housing Trust Fund and best practices for the future. Space is limited, so register today at: http://bit.ly/2dnJpnS
This year’s forum will feature a wide array of policy-leaders and other experts from around the country on strategies for achieving affordable housing solutions in the changing post-election landscape. The forum will explore the expected priorities of the 115th Congress with Capitol Hill insiders; the intersections between housing and health, education, criminal justice reform, and other areas; ideas for addressing the needs in public housing; considerations related to housing assistance programs and the potential for a new renters’ tax credit; and ways to rebalance U.S. federal housing investments to end homelessness and housing poverty. The third day of the forum will provide an opportunity for participants to visit their congressional delegations on Capitol Hill.
NLIHC has invited HUD Secretary Nominee Dr. Ben Carson to share his thoughts about America’s affordable housing challenges, HUD’s role in addressing them, and his priorities for the future, and to hear directly from low income residents, advocates and practitioners on their questions and concerns.
The forum will include a special session for low income residents, particularly those in public and assisted housing. This session will take place on Sunday, April 2 from 9 am – 1 pm. Residents attending this session should plan on arriving on Saturday evening.
Confirmed speakers and panelists for the forum include:
- Susan Popkin, senior fellow and director of the Neighborhoods and Youth Development Initiative, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute and author of the book No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago
- Mark Calabria, director of financial regulation studies, Cato Institute
- Marybeth Shinn, professor of human and organizational development, Vanderbilt University
- Nan Roman, president and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Shauna Sorrells, director of legislative and public affairs, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, MD
- Virginia Sardone, director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, HUD
- Ali Solis, CEO, Make Room
- Aaron Gornstein, president and CEO, Preservation of Affordable Housing
- Dushaw Hockett, executive director of Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity (SPACEs)
- Shola Oyatoye, chair and CEO, New York City Housing Authority
- Jim Yates, senior associate, Technical Assistance Collaborative
- Michael Anderson, housing trust fund project director, Center for Community Change
- Martha Weatherspoon, president, Lincoln Home Resident Council
- Daisy Franklin, vice president, Connecticut Publicly-Assisted Housing Resident Network
- Barbara Sard, vice president for housing policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Greg Payne, director, Maine Affordable Housing Coalition
- Tiffany Manuel, vice president for knowledge, impact and strategy, Enterprise Community Partners
- Ayana Dilday Gonzalez, manager of supportive housing and special projects, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
- Amy Clark, director of marketing and communications, National Housing Conference
- Carol Wayman, legislative director, Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN)
- Chip Halbach, executive director, Minnesota Housing Partnership
The 2017 Housing Leadership Award recipients will be honored on the evening of April 4. J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus and former CEO of the Trammel Crow Residential Company, will receive the 2017 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to the cause of rebalancing federal affordable housing policy. Retired Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) President and Founder Amy Anthony will receive the 2017 Cushing N. Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award for her many years of leadership at POAH building and preserving affordable housing.
The NLIHC 2017 Housing Policy Forum and Leadership Reception will take place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. Up to three individuals from the same NLIHC member organization may attend the Forum. Register at: http://bit.ly/2dnJpnS