The movement for socially just affordable housing solutions is growing and expanding across the country. The NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum, March 19-21 in Washington DC, will provide an opportunity for those committed to building the movement to engage with affordable housing advocates and practitioners, movement leaders, policy experts, researchers, government officials, and low income residents on the challenges and opportunities ahead and on strategies for achieving real solutions. Space is limited and the Forum is filling up, so register today!
Confirmed and invited speakers include:
- U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) (Invited)
- James A. A. Cadogan, director of the Thurgood Marshall Institute at NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Kriston Capps, staff writer, CityLab
- Don Chen, director of equitable development, Ford Foundation
- Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report
- Laura Kusisto, reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Marla Newman, director of community development, City of Winston-Salem, and NLIHC Board Member
- Danica Roem, state delegate (D-VA) (Invited)
- Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law and research associate at Economic Policy Institute
- Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, principal investigator, Children’s HealthWatch
The Forum will provide an array of sessions and workshops on the threats and opportunities for affordable housing policy in 2018 and beyond; the state of fair housing on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; a new national campaign to expand the affordable housing movement with non-traditional allies in health, education, faith, civil rights, and other sectors; the current political and legislative environment in the run-up to the 2018 elections; the keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing; making housing an issue with the media; and effective story-telling for affordable housing. The Forum will also explore mobilizing nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement; using dynamic research to change the story and influence policy solutions; ensuring housing protections for LGBTQ individuals; housing the formerly incarcerated; and others. There will also be opportunities to engage with leaders and staff in Congress on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities.
There will be a special session for low income residents on the morning of March 19.