NLIHC To Offer More Sessions for Low-Income Residents at 2020 Housing Policy Forum

NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum 2020: Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty taking place in Washington, DC, March 25-27, 2020 will offer a special extended session for low-income residents beginning on March 24, doubling from previous years the time for workshops geared specifically to residents.  Register for the Forum today at:

2020 Forum logo

NLIHC has long offered special sessions for low-income residents prior to the start of the larger Housing Policy Forum. Based on feedback we received from residents that they would appreciate 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 or fill out and send a fillable PDF at:

More about the Forum: This year’s Housing Policy Forum will focus on “Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty” in the 2020 presidential election year in which both candidates and congressional leaders are talking about the nation’s homelessness and housing affordability crisis and putting forward bold solutions as never before. The Forum will explore the state of affordable housing in 2020; racial equity in housing; NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votesnonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project; the latest affordable housing research; resident-led movements; creating and sustaining multi-sector housing coalitions; attacks on housing for vulnerable populations; the YIMBY movement; redesigning disaster housing recovery; healthy housing; rural and native housing; state and local organizing best practices; Capitol Hill insights; affordable housing messaging and narrative change; state and local housing solutions; advancing ambitious housing bills; and more. 

The Forum will begin for most participants (see note about special Resident sessions above) 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 Capitol (for those planning to make congressional visits).

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:  If you are coming to the Policy Forum from out of town, NLIHC has a room block at discounted rates at the Washington Court Hotel where the Forum will take place. Reserve a room at 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!