U.S. Senator Senator Cory Booker to Speak About Building the Movement for Socially Just Affordable Housing Solutions
The deadline to receive the early-bird registration rate for the Forum is Friday, February 23.
Senator Booker has established himself in the Senate as an innovative and bipartisan problem-solver, working to develop collaborative solutions to some of our nation’s most complex challenges. He will share his perspectives on achieving such solutions in the current political environment.
The movement for socially just affordable housing solutions is growing and expanding across the country. The 2018 Forum will provide an opportunity for those committed to building the movement to engage with affordable housing advocates and practitioners, movement leaders, policy experts, researchers, government officials, and low-income residents on the challenges and opportunities ahead and on strategies for achieving real solutions.
In addition to Senator Booker, confirmed and invited speakers and panelists at the Forum include:
- Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report
- Ben Austen, author, High Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing
- Mark Horvath, founder, Invisible People
- Kriston Capps, staff writer, CityLab
- Laura Kusisto, reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Danica Roem, state delegate (D-VA) (Invited)
- Richard Rothstein, author of the The Color of Law
- James A.A. Cadogan, director, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Thurgood Marshall Institute
- Don Chen, director of equitable development, Ford Foundation
- Sheila Crowley, former NLIHC president and CEO
- Megan Sandel, MD MPH, principal investigator, Children’s Health Watch
- Joseph Lawler, economics reporter, Washington Examiner
- Gregory Lewis, CEO, True Colors Fund
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
In October, Senator Booker joined Monarch Housing Associate and its partners for a Public Policy Forum that featured the Senator and Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Evicted. The Forum which took place at Drew University was moderated by leading educator and housing advocate Prof. Paula Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School.
The Public Policy Forum gave attendees with the opportunity to:
- Hear from Matthew Desmond about his research and from Desmond and Senator Cory Booker the possible solutions to the eviction crisis
- Listen to a moderated conversation between Matthew Desmond and Senator Booker about the state of housing in NJ and nationally
- Ask questions of both Matthew Desmond and Senator Booker
- Engage in discussion with fellow advocates about solutions addressing the eviction crisis