Recap of NLIHC’s Hill Day Prep Webinar

NLIHC hosted a webinar on February 29 to help advocates prepare for Capitol Hill Day, the concluding event of NLIHC’s annual Housing Policy Forum. Capitol Hill Day – which will be held this year on March 21 – offers an opportunity for advocates from around the country to visit Washington, D.C., and meet with members of Congress and their staffs to urge them to oppose funding cuts to HUD and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) affordable housing and homelessness programs and instead expand resources for these vital programs, advance anti-racist policies, and support legislation that would improve the lives of people with the lowest incomes.

During the webinar, NLIHC Policy Manager Kim Johnson and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager Gabby Ross introduced the 2024 Capitol Hill Day Advocacy Toolkit. The toolkit provides an overview of NLIHC’s policy priorities, along with talking points, tips for scheduling and attending meetings, and recommendations for incorporating personal narrative into policy requests.

Adrienne Bush, executive director of the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, and Dee Ross, founder of The Ross Foundation and NLIHC’s inaugural Tenant Leader Fellow, shared tips and insights from their experience participating in previous Hill Day advocacy. Executive Director of Housing Narrative Lab Marisol Bello closed out the call with a presentation on weaving personal narrative and experience into advocacy.

View slides from the webinar here and slides from the Housing Narrative Lab presentation here.

Access our 2024 Capitol Hill Day Advocacy Toolkit here.

Capitol Hill Day is part of NLIHC’s annual Housing Policy Forum, which takes place this year on March 19-21 at the Hilton Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC. While in-person registration is sold out, you can still register to attend virtually at: