Learn about Housing and Climate Change at NLIHC’s 2023 Housing Policy Forum

NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum 2023: Onward to Housing Justice, taking place on March 21-23 at the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C., will feature a number of breakout sessions, including a session led by NLIHC Senior Policy Analyst Noah Patton on housing and climate change. Learn more about this session and the other panels and speakers at the 2023 Forum by exploring the agenda, and then register to attend the 2023 Housing Policy Forum!

As climate change increases the frequency and exacerbates the intensity of disasters, communities across the country are grappling with a fundamental question about our new climate future: is our right to choose where and how we live compatible with our community’s continued survival?

“Housing and Climate Change – Equitable Disaster Housing Recovery,” a Forum breakout session that will take place on Wednesday, March 22, from 3:45 to 5 pm ET, will draw together speakers from the fields of civil and human rights law, legislative advocacy, community organizing, disability justice, and emergency management to investigate this fundamental question. Attendees will hear about real-world examples of disaster response and recovery, learn about reform efforts, and deepen their understanding of how communities can prepare for and respond to disasters while protecting the rights of those who experience the worst impacts of climate change-related disasters.

“Housing and Climate Change – Equitable Disaster Housing Recovery” will be moderated by Noah Patton and will feature the following speakers:

  • Ariadna Michelle Godreau Aubert, Founder and Executive Director, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
  • Chrishelle Palay, Director, HOME Coalition
  • Hannah Perls, Staff Attorney, Harvard Law School Environmental and Energy Law Program
  • David Wheaton, Economic Justice Policy Fellow, NAACP LDF

In addition to breakout sessions like “Housing and Climate Change,” the 2023 Forum will feature discussions with Congresswoman and Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra Thompson about the path forward for ensuring tenant protections and affordable housing for those most in need in America. The Forum will also feature two keynote addresses: one by renowned scholar and social activist Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and the other by acclaimed sociologist and author Matthew Desmond, who will also celebrate the launch of his new book Poverty, by America at this year’s Forum. Register to attend NLIHC’s 2023 Housing Policy Forum!