NLIHC Announces 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement, March 19-21

NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the MovementRegister today for NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement. The Forum, taking place in Washington, DC, March 19-21, 2018, will provide opportunities to engage with affordable housing advocates, thought-leaders, policy experts, researchers, housing providers, low income residents, and leaders from Capitol Hill and the administration about building the affordable housing movement in 2018 and beyond.

The Policy Forum will explore the state of fair housing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; threats and opportunities for affordable housing in 2018 and beyond; the keys to resident-led organizing; successful state and local organizing; making housing an issue with the media; and effective story-telling for affordable housing.  The forum will also feature sessions on a national campaign to expand the affordable housing movement with non-traditional allies; non-partisan voter registration, engagement and mobilization prior to the 2018 elections; getting candidates for public office to address affordable housing in their campaigns; using dynamic research to change the story and influence policy solutions; housing the formerly incarcerated; and others. There will also be opportunities to engage with leaders and staff at HUD and in Congress on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities.

The 2018 Housing Leadership Award honorees, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Matt Desmond, and Lisa Hasegawa, will be recognized for their contributions to affordable housing at NLIHC’s annual Housing Leadership Reception on the evening of March 20.

The NLIHC 2017 Housing Policy Forum and Leadership Reception will take place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington DC.  Register for the Forum at: http://bit.ly/2yjjTZK

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 (“self-pay participants”). Scholarships will be awarded to ensure a broad geographic distribution. To apply for a scholarship, send an email expressing interest to jsaucedo@nlihc.org