U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will speak at the launch of a new national multi-sector affordable housing campaign at the NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement, March 19-21 in Washington, DC. Learn more about this exciting new campaign and how to get involved at this year’s Forum. The pre-event registration deadline for the Forum is this Friday, March 9, and space at the Forum is quickly filling up, so register today!
After a year-long planning process and with the input from education, health, anti-poverty, faith-based, civil rights, child-welfare, and other organizations, NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Make Room, and Children’s HealthWatch (CHW) initiated a dynamic, long-term, multi-sector campaign to meet the housing needs of the lowest income people in America. The campaign will mobilize powerful new constituencies beyond housing that are increasingly recognizing the impact that the inability to afford decent housing has on the wellbeing of the people they serve.
The campaign steering committee includes leaders from Children’s Defense Fund, Community Catalyst, the Food Research & Action Center, NAACP, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Education Association, and Unidos US. Representatives from these organizations will join Senator Sherrod Brown for the launch.
Other featured speakers and panelists at this year’s Forum include U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ); The Cook Political Report’s Charlie Cook; Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People; Wall Street Journal Reporter Laura Kusisto; Ben Austen, author, High Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing; Meghan Maury, policy director, National LGBTQ Task Force; and Don Chen, Ford Foundation director of equitable development, among others.
The Forum will engage advocates, residents, affordable housing providers, and others on taking the growing and expanding affordable housing movement to the next level.