NLIHC’s 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions

  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: National Low Income Housing Coalition
Topics:
  • Housing
  • Disaster Relief

Awareness about the affordable housing crisis in America is growing, and federal policymakers on both sides of the aisle are responding; some have put forward bold legislative proposals to address the housing needs of low-income people. The forum will focus on seizing on this momentum to achieve real solutions to homelessness and housing poverty in America.

The Forum will provide an array of opportunities to engage with elected officials and with affordable housing advocates, thought-leaders, policy experts, researchers, housing providers, low-income residents, and congressional staff. Invited and confirmed Forum speakers include Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, and Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Todd Young (R-IN) .
            
Forum topics include:
• The state of affordable housing in 2019, recent successes and challenges, and emerging opportunities
• The state of play related to affordable housing on Capitol Hill in 2019
• Achieving greater racial equity in housing
• The growing Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable housing movement
• The U.S. eviction epidemic and its solutions
• New opportunities for achieving significant new investments in the national Housing Trust Fund
• Best practices in non-partisan voter engagement and ways to get candidates for public office to make affordable housing a priority in their campaigns
• Working with and making housing an issue with the media
• The future of public housing
• Achieving development without displacement
• Research on the issues and solutions related to housing for extremely vulnerable populations
• The keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing
Ensuring equitable housing recovery in the wake of recent and future disasters
• Tribal and rural affordable housing needs and solutions
• Low-income resident leadership
• And more
Learn more about the Forum and register today at: http://www.nlihcforum.org/