2019 Congressional Reception

The annual Congressional Reception will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  Advocates are invited to join Monarch Housing Associates and our partner organizations from across the state in a campaign to highlight the critical importance of federal resources for housing and related supports.  Please click here to register for the 2019 Congressional Reception and join us on July 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Auditorium.


Speakers at this year’s Congressional Reception will share insights, policy perspectives and on the ground experiences related to the campaign: 

Opportunity Starts at Home: Building a Necessary and Secure Foundation for Healthy Communities 


The Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign, spearheaded by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), is designed to address the needs of renters and low income households in our communities.  The 2019 Congressional Reception will highlight policies that demonstrate the critical role a home plays in our daily lives and supports the understanding that:

  • Housing is a right,
  • Housing is healthcare and
  • Housing creates healthy communities.

This year’s Federal Policy Priorities focus on Housing and Services, Medicaid, Housing Affordability, Fair Housing and Housing Development.  Click here for more information about the 2019 Congressional Reception Policy Priorities.

Each year we have the opportunity to speak directly with our elected officials and their staffers about critical federal policies impacting related to housing and supports that impact our daily lives.  This year we look forward to continued conversations with our elected officials as we discuss the impact of federal policies and resources on homelessness and the creation of homes that are affordable in our home state.