NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum, March 19-20, to Address State of Fair Housing on 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act

The NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement, March 19-21 in Washington DC, will explore the state of fair housing in 2018 on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Housing discrimination and racial and income segregation persist in communities across the country, and threats to the law’s requirement to affirmatively further fair housing are on the rise.  Richard Rothstein, author of the The Color of Law, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Thurgood Marshall Institute Director James A.A. Cadogan, Ford Foundation Director of Equitable Development Don Chen, and others will discuss the history and current state of fair housing in America at this year’s Forum. Space at the Forum is quickly filling up, so register today!

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The Forum will provide a wide array of opportunities for those committed to building the affordable housing movement to engage with advocates and practitioners, movement leaders, policy experts, researchers, government officials, and low income residents on the challenges and opportunities ahead and on strategies for achieving real solutions. In addition to fair housing, the Forum will offer sessions and workshops on the threats and opportunities for affordable housing in 2018 and beyond; a new national campaign to expand the affordable housing movement with non-traditional allies in health, education, faith, civil rights, and other sectors; the current political and legislative environment in the run-up to the 2018 elections; 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 explore 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 on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities, and there will be a special session for low income residents on the morning of March 19.

Confirmed and invited speakers and panelists at the Forum include:

  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) (Invited)
  • Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report
  • Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People
  • Kriston Capps, staff writer, CityLab
  • Laura Kusisto, reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Danica Roem, state delegate (D-VA) (Invited)
  • Sheila Crowley, former NLIHC president and CEO
  • Megan Sandel, MD MPH, principal investigator, Children’s Health Watch
  • Ed Goetz, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and professor of urban and regional planning, University of Minnesota
  • Joseph Lawler, economics reporter, Washington Examiner
  • Christina Rosales, communications director, Texas Housers
  • Shannon Van Zandt, director of sustainable housing and research and professor at the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center
  • Vincent Reina, assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Marla Newman, director of community development, City of Winston-Salem, and NLIHC board member

Register for the 2018 NLIHC Housing Policy Forum Today!