Too often, new development and efforts to revitalize communities do not prioritize the needs and interests of long-term residents, and people are pushed out. The NLIHC 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions, taking place in Washington, DC, March 27-29, will offer a session on effectively revitalizing neighborhoods while preventing displacement. The session panelists are Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic and author of Generation Priced Out; Council Member Gregoria Casar, Austin City Council; and Donna Mossman, Crown Height Tenants Union. Pre-event registration ends in one week (on March 15), so register to attend today!
How can communities develop desperately needed new housing and infrastructure to benefit long-term residents without displacing them? The Forum will explore examples of communities that have successfully implemented development without displacement. Learn about the broad-based coalitions needed to win key zoning reforms, tenant protections, community benefits agreements, and other policy solutions.
Other forum topics will include the state of affordable housing in 2019, recent successes and challenges, and emerging opportunities; ensuring equitable housing recovery in the wake of recent and future disasters; tribal and rural affordable housing needs and solutions; the state of play related to affordable housing on Capitol Hill in 2019; housing the most vulnerable people in America; and the U.S. eviction epidemic and its solutions. There will also be sessions on working with and making housing an issue with the media; the future of public housing; the keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing; achieving greater racial equity in housing; how advocates and policy makers can “undesign” redlining in America; the growing Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable housing movement; non-partisan voter and candidate engagement; and low-income resident leadership, among many others.
See a more complete list of Forum speakers at: https://www.nlihcforum.org/forum-speakers
Pre-event registration for the Forum ends on Friday, March 15. Register today at: http://www.nlihcforum.org/