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. Throughout 2017, thousands of advocates around the country made their voices heard about the need to address the housing needs of the lowest income people in America. They participated in rallies, marches, press events, letter-writing and call-in campaigns to elected officials, teach-ins, Twitterstorms, and more during the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National Housing Week of Action and other events. 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. As NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel says, “All it takes is more of us – working as one – to do something extraordinary.” 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 on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities.
At NLIHC’s annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception taking place on March 20, 2018, NLIHC will celebrate the 2018 Housing Leadership Award honorees Senator Susan Collins (R-ME); Matt Desmond, MacArthur Genius awardee and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City; and Lisa Hasegawa, former executive director of the National Coalition for Asian and Pacific American Community Development and NLIHC board member. Join us for the Leadership Reception (a separate ticket from the Forum is required to attend the reception) and make a contribution to celebrate our 2018 honorees today.
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 http://nlihcforum.org or contact James Saucedo at: [email protected] or 202-662-1530 x233.