IMAGINE: NLIHC’s 2014 Housing Policy Conference will take place Sunday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 30 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Special programs are scheduled for Sunday, April 27.
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Brave New World: Achieving Deep Affordability in an Age of Fewer Vouchers
- Solving the affordable housing shortage for extremely low income households will require new models of housing funding and development. NLIHC’s Alignment Project examines how to better match existing federal housing resources with need and how some developers are achieving deep affordability without relying on Section 8. With the potential of revenue for the National Housing Trust Fund this year, it is time for advocates and developers to think “out-of-the-box.”
- The institute is open to the public as well people registered for the conference. Non-conference attendees can register for the event at the rate of $25 for NLIHC members or $50 for non-members. Conference attendees are asked to RSVP as well. Register at: http://bit.ly/1gO3A8v
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | IMAGINE: An Evening of Film and Spoken Word
- Faile Street: The Human Cost of Foreclosure is a documentary film set in the Bronx, New York City, where foreclosures on apartment buildings left thousands of mostly lower-income renters living in buildings that were stuck between the foreclosing bank and the auction block. These tenants found their homes deteriorating around them, threatening health and safety. The film follows four tenants and the housing advocates they turn to for help as they struggle to keep their homes livable and their families safe. Following the screening, directors Elaisha Stokes and John Light, and representatives from UHAB, the housing organization featured in the film, will discuss their work with the audience
- A one-of-a-kind performance by Split This Rock will be crafted uniquely for this event to join us together in imagining what low income housing advocates can achieve. The DC-based organization of poets, artists, and activists is dedicated to revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form. Split this Rock celebrates poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.
Reserve a Hotel Room! A special room rate of $249 per night is available for conference attendees. This rate is available on a first come, first served basis, so reserve your room early! Click here to reserve a room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: http://bit.ly/1dEDu8P
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Click here to REGISTER for the conference on line: http://www.cvent.com/d/b4ql92/4W
Click here to download a conference registration form (PDF): http://bit.ly/19CqaRe
Click here to register for Sunday’s “Brave New World” institute only: http://bit.ly/1gO3A8v