NLIHC Opens Registration, Offers Scholarships to 2019 Housing Policy Forum
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has set the dates for its 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions.
The Housing Policy Forum will take place in Washington, DC, March 27-29, 2019.
The Forum will provide a wide array of opportunities to engage with:
- affordable housing advocates,
- policy experts,
- housing providers,
- low income residents, and
- leaders from Capitol Hill about capitalizing on this unique moment to advance bold solutions to homelessness and housing poverty in America.
Awareness about the affordable housing crisis in America is growing significantly, 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. Click here to learn more about the Forum and register today.
The Policy Forum will explore:
- the state of affordable housing in 2019,
- recent successes and challenges,
- emerging opportunities,
- 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
- 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;
- development without displacement;
- the keys to state, local, resident-led organizing;
- ensuring equitable housing recovery in the wake of recent and future disasters;
- tribal and rural affordable housing needs and solutions; and
- the latest trends in affordable housing research.
The Forum will also offer a special session for low income resident leaders and opportunities to engage with elected officials and staff in Congress on affordable housing challenges, solutions, and priorities.
A limited number of shared-lodging hotel scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to low income residents who are NLIHC members and who pay their own Forum registration fee.
Scholarships will be awarded to ensure a broad geographic distribution. A special session for low income residents will be held on the morning of March 19. Click here to apply for a scholarship online.
Speakers at the Housing Policy Forum include:
- Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) (Invited)
- Dr. Matthew Desmond, Author of Evicted (Confirmed)
- Sen Todd Young, (R-IN) (Confirmed)
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA) (Invited)