“Achieving Universal Housing Assistance” to be Featured at NLIHC’s 2021 Virtual Housing Policy Forum, March 30-31!

NLIHC’s Virtual Housing Policy Forum 2021: A New Day taking place March 30-31, 12-5:30 pm ET, will feature a special panel discussion on achieving universal housing assistance in the U.S., including how advocates can realize President Biden’s campaign promise of making housing assistance an entitlement for all income-eligible households. Dr. Kamilah Wood from Children’s Health Fund, Harry Lawson from the National Education Association, and Alex Beaton from the Senate Majority Budget Committee will join NLIHC to explore the impact of housing instability on children’s health, the role historic and ongoing housing discrimination has played in creating disproportionate housing instability for communities of color, and potential legislative vehicles and strategies for getting universal housing assistance enacted, among other topics. Register for the Forum today at: http://bit.ly/NLIHCForum21

Kamilah Wood

Dr. Kamilah Wood, Children’s Health Fund

Harry Lawson

Harry Lawson, National Education Association

Alex Beaton

Alex Beaton, Senate Majority Budget Committee

The Forum will also include special presentations from key leaders in Congress, including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), as well as keynote speakers and panels on Racial Equity and Housing Justice; State and Local Emergency Rental Assistance Programs; Best Practices in Organizing; Legislative Opportunities to Advance Housing in 2021/Capitol Hill Insiders Panel; Lessons Learned: COVID-19 and the Need for Structural Reform; Sharing Stories of Lived-Experience to Bring About Change; and more.

Register to attend at: http://bit.ly/NLIHCForum21