“Mobilizing Against Attacks on Housing Opportunities” at NLIHC Housing Policy Forum 2020

NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum 2020: Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty taking place in Washington, DC, March 25-27, 2020 will feature a session on “Mobilizing Against Attacks on Housing Opportunity” for people with disabilities, LBGTQ+ individuals, and immigrants.  Don’t miss the 2020 Housing Policy Forum featuring sessions and workshops on this and many other topics. Register for the Forum today at: https://bit.ly/2ofWibO

The Trump administration has introduced several harmful proposals that would limit access to housing and shelter for people with disabilities, LBGTQ+ individuals, and immigrants. A panel of experts will discuss the potential impact of these policies and share how to get involved in the efforts to oppose them. Confirmed and invited speakers include:

Dara Baldwin

Dara Baldwin, Center for Disability Rights & NLIHC Board of Directors

Kahlib Barton

Kahlib Barton, True Colors United

Karlo Ng

Karlo Ng, National Alliance for Safe Housing & NLIHC Board of Directors

The Policy Forum will address a wide array of other topics, including: the current state of affordable housing in America – the opportunities and threats; creating and sustaining multi-sector housing coalitions, racial equity in housing; the administration’s actions on homelessness; the bold policy proposals being advanced by 2020 presidential candidates and congressional leaders and how to move them forward; the YIMBY movement; Capitol Hill insights; affordable housing messaging and narrative change; research on ending homelessness; NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project; the latest affordable housing research; resident-led movements; state and local affordable housing solutions; redesigning disaster housing recovery; healthy housing; rural and native housing; state and local organizing best practices; advancing ambitious housing bills; and more.

When: The Forum will begin for most participants (see note about special Resident sessions below) on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 pm, with a welcoming reception later that evening and a full day of sessions on Thursday, March 26. Capitol Hill Day will take place on Friday, March 27, and will kick off with a preparatory session and a light breakfast at a location near the Capitol (for those planning to make congressional visits).

Additional Sessions for Low-Income Residents: The 2020 Housing Policy Forum will offer a special extended session for low-income residents, doubling from previous years the time for workshops geared specifically to residents – providing more time for resident-specific learning and an opportunity to interact with NLIHC state partners. NLIHC will offer additional resident sessions starting on Tuesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m., including a dinner with state partners that evening. The special resident sessions will continue on Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. prior to the full Forum start at 1:00 p.m.

Resident Member Scholarships: A limited number of shared-lodging hotel scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to low-income residents who are NLIHC members and who pay their own Forum registration fee. Scholarships will be awarded to ensure a broad geographic distribution. Apply for a scholarship online at: https://bit.ly/2pJKij6

Housing Leadership Awards 2020: The 2020 NLIHC Housing Leadership Awards Presentations and Reception will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., also at the Washington Court Hotel. A separate registration fee is required to attend the Leadership Awards event. (See related article in this Memo to Members and Partners.)

Hotel Reservations: NLIHC has a room block at discounted rates at the Washington Court Hotel where the Forum will take place. Reserve a room at https://bit.ly/32GOAXb or call 800-321-3010 or 202-628-2100 and ask for the NLIHC rate. Rooms are limited, so register early. The cutoff is March 6, 2020.

Register for the 2020 NLIHC Housing Policy Forum today!