NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement taking place in Washington, DC, March 19-21, 2018, will provide a wide array of 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. Register for the Forum today!
Among the confirmed and invited speakers at the Forum are:
- Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal, who will share his perspectives on the current U.S. political and legislative environment in the run-up to the 2018 elections.
- Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law and research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, who will reflect on the state of fair housing on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
- U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) who will speak about the state of affordable housing in Congress.
- HUD Deputy Director Pamela Patenaude who will discuss priorities for HUD in 2018 and beyond.
In addition to these speakers, the Forum will provide 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 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 mobilizing nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement prior to the 2018 elections; 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.
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.