NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum to Explore Building the National Affordable Housing Movement

NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum taking place in Washington, DC, March 19-21, 2018, will focus on building the affordable housing movement in 2018 and beyond. In the summer of 2017, advocates in sixty communities around the country participated in the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National Housing Week of Action with press events, letter-writing and call-ins to elected officials, teach-ins, rallies, Twitterstorms, and more. In the fall, thousands of tenants and activists in dozens of cities around the country participated in marches, rallies and other actions during a “Renters Week of Action,” protesting proposed cuts to affordable housing funding. The movement is growing and expanding, and NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum will engage advocates, residents, affordable housing providers, and others on taking the movement to the next level.  Register for the Forum today!

The Forum will provide sessions and workshops on the threats and opportunities for affordable housing in 2018 and beyond; the state of fair housing on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; a new national campaign to expand the affordable housing movement with non-traditional allies in health, education, faith, civil rights, and other sectors; the keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing; making housing an issue with the media; and effective story-telling for affordable housing. The Forum will also delve into the current U.S. political and legislative environment in the run-up to the 2018 elections; mobilizing nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement; using dynamic research to change the story and influence policy solutions; ensuring housing protections for LGBTQ individuals; housing the formerly incarcerated; and others. There will also be opportunities to engage with leaders and staff in Congress and at HUD on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities.

A limited number of shared-lodging hotel scholarships to attend the 2018 Housing Policy Forum will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to low income residents who are NLIHC members and who pay to attend the Forum. Scholarships will be awarded to ensure a broad geographic distribution. A special session for low income residents will be held on the morning of March 19. For more information about the scholarships, visit or contact James Saucedo at: [email protected] or 202-662-1530 x233.