People and Places Conference May 31 – June 2, 2017 in Washington – Affordable Homes
May 31 – June 2, 2017, Community-based organizations from across the United States will convene near Washington, DC for People & Places 2017 conference to learn how to create more affordable homes.
At this critical moment for America’s places, the conference will inspire, strengthen our skills, and unite networks. The conference includes going Capitol Hill to raise our voices on behalf of the communities we serve.
Here are four reasons you don’t want to miss People & Places 2017:
See what’s working to strengthen places and improve lives – The agenda features 35 sessions with more than 100 presenters. Learn about their successful strategies to re-mediate blight, promote equitable development, bolster small businesses, encourage asset growth, make places healthier, and so much more. Get inspired by local solutions that you can adapt and transform back home.
Learn effective political organizing tactics – There were some big wins in the November elections at the state and local levels. Ballot initiatives and organizing campaigns across the country resulted in significant new funding for housing and community development. Learn from advocates how they achieved victory and – in some cases – learned from defeat. Get effective tactics to make your local, state and national representatives listen.
Connect to diverse community development networks – Develop relationships with place makers from five national networks – the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National Urban League, Network for Developing Conscious Communities, and the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations. You’ll develop your own network of place makers who are just a phone call, text or email away.
Go to Capitol Hill to protect resources – Join us on Capitol Hill as our five networks raise our voices on behalf of the places we serve. Tell your representatives in Congress how federal funds work to improve lives in your community. Help change the narrative to highlight work that benefits low-income and disinvested places.