The State of Evictions and Eviction Prevention Work: Breakout Session at NLIHC’s 2023 Housing Policy Forum

NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum 2023: Onward to Housing Justice, taking place on March 21-23 at the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C., will feature a wide range of breakout sessions, including a session on the status of evictions and eviction prevention work.

The session, “The Status of Evictions and Eviction Prevention Work,” will give an update on the eviction crisis and the approaches being taken by states and communities to reduce evictions. As the pandemic abates, emergency rental assistance (ERA) funds made available by the federal government have dwindled, while other pandemic-related tenant protections have expired, raising the threat of increased evictions. The session will explore questions like: What does model eviction prevention work look like? What are state and local communities doing to support tenants now? And what can they do in the future?

The breakout session will be held on Wednesday, March 22, from 9:30 to 10:45 am, and will be moderated by NLIHC Senior Project Director Sarah Gallagher, who heads NLIHC’s End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions (ERASE) project. The session will feature the following speakers:

  • Emily Benfer, Research Collaborator, Eviction Lab
  • Samira Nazem, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State and Local Courts
  • Michelle Mapp, Equal Justice Works Law Fellow, ACLU of South Carolina
  • Andrew Bradley, Policy Director, Prosperity Indiana

In addition to breakout sessions like “The Status of Evictions and Eviction Prevention Work,” the 2023 Forum will feature discussions with Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Congresswoman and Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Sandra Thompson about the path forward for ensuring tenant protections and affordable housing for those most in need in America. The Forum will also feature two keynote addresses: one by renowned scholar and social activist Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and the other by acclaimed sociologist and author Matthew Desmond, who will also celebrate the launch of his new book Poverty, by America at this year’s Forum. Register to attend NLIHC’s 2023 Housing Policy Forum virtually or in person!