NLIHC’s 2016 Housing Policy Forum will include a plenary panel discussion about the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule and its implications for states, jurisdictions and public housing authorities. Confirmed panelists are Luke Tate, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council and NLIHC Senior Advisor Ed Gramlich. A senior staff member from HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity also is expected to participate.
The 2016 Housing Policy Forum, which will take place in Washington, DC on April 3-5, 2016, will convene housing and homeless advocates and policy experts from around the country to discuss housing and services for the homeless and those in extreme poverty, housing in the elections and in the media, preparations for implementing the National Housing Trust Fund, and more. This year’s Forum will also be an opportunity to recognize Sheila Crowley’s 17-year tenure as President and CEO of NLIHC as she transitions to retirement. The NLIHC Board of Directors expects to be able to introduce the new NLIHC President at the Forum.
In addition to Mr. Tate and Mr. Gramlich, confirmed Forum speakers include:
- Barney Frank, former U.S. Congressman, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and author of Frank. A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage;
- Kathryn Edin, Author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America http://bit.ly/1PYhjrH;
- Mary Beth Shinn, lead researcher on the Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families https://www.huduser.gov/portal/family_options_study.html;
- Emily Badger, Washington Post writer on housing and urban issues;
- Barbara Sard, Vice President for Housing Policy, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities;
- Nancy Rase, retired CEO, Homes for America;
- Greg Payne, Development Officer, Avesta Housing, and Director, Maine Affordable Housing Coalition;
- Brian Hudson, Director, Pennsylvania Housing Authority;
- Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD;
- Marion Mollegen McFadden, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD;
- Sharon McDonald, Director of Families and Youth, National Alliance to End Homelessness;
- Keith Swiney, President and CEO of Motivation, Inc.;
- Pamela Patenaude, President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families;
- Lindsey Hodel, National Field Director at Nonprofit Vote;
- LeeAnn Byrne, Policy Coordinator, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless;
- Joy Johnson, Board Chair, Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents;
- Delorise Calhoun, President Jurisdiction-Wide Resident Advisory Board, Cincinnati Housing Authority;
- Michael Steele, President, Rutgers Houses Resident Association;
- Debby Goldberg, Special Project Director, National Fair Housing Alliance; and
- Thomas Davis, Director, Office of Recapitalization, HUD.
Invited speakers include:
- HUD Secretary Julián Castro and
- Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA).
Special Session for Low Income Residents: This year’s Forum will feature a special three-hour session for low-income residents that will cover Section 3, RAD, and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and the balance between mobility and preservation on Sunday, April 3 from 9 am to 12 noon. If you are a low-income resident who is attending the Forum, please plan on arriving no later than 9am on Sunday, April 3 to take advantage of this session.
2016 NLIHC Leadership Reception: On the evening of Tuesday, April 5, NLIHC will host its annual Leadership Reception. This year’s honorees will be:
- Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), who will receive the 2016 Edward W. Brooke Housing Leadership Award, and
- Nancy Bernstine, retired Executive Director of the National AIDS Housing Coalition and former NLIHC Board Member, who will receive the 2016 Cushing N. Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award.
For more information about the Forum and Leadership Reception, go to: http://nlihcforum.org/
Registration for the Forum and Leadership Reception is available at: http://www.nlihcforum.org/ - !register/mainPage