Many are asking in disbelief, “What in the world is going on in our nation’s capital?!” Find out at NLIHC’s 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions taking place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC, March 27-29. This year’s forum will feature a panel of senior congressional staff who will address the new state of play on Capitol Hill after the 2018 mid-term elections and in light of the partial federal government shutdown. What does it all mean for affordable housing and homelessness funding, housing finance reform, housing-related tax credit proposals, and more? Other invited and confirmed speakers include Representative Maxine Waters and Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Todd Young (R-IN). Register to attend the forum today at: http://www.nlihcforum.org/
The focus of the 2019 forum will be on how advocates can seize on the growing awareness about the affordable housing crisis in America and on an array of bold policy proposals being put forward by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to achieve real solutions to homelessness and housing poverty in America.
The Forum will provide opportunities to engage with elected officials and with affordable housing advocates, thought-leaders, policy experts, researchers, housing providers, low-income residents, and congressional staff.
Forum topics include:
- The state of affordable housing in 2019, recent successes and challenges, and emerging opportunities
- The state of play related to affordable housing on Capitol Hill in 2019
- Achieving greater racial equity in housing
- The growing Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable housing movement
- The U.S. eviction epidemic and its solutions
- The first new homes being built with national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) resources and new opportunities for achieving significant new investments in the HTF.
- Best practices in non-partisan voter engagement and ways to get candidates for public office to make affordable housing a priority in their campaigns
- Working with and making housing an issue with the media
- The future of public housing
- Achieving development without displacement
- Research on the issues and solutions related to housing for extremely vulnerable populations
- The keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing
- Ensuring equitable housing recovery in the wake of recent and future disasters
- Tribal and rural affordable housing needs and solutions
- Low-income resident leadership
- And more
Learn more about the Forum and register today at: http://www.nlihcforum.org/