NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement taking place in Washington, DC, March 19-21, 2018, will feature Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal. Mr. Cook will share his perspectives on the current political and legislative environment.
The Housing Policy Forum will provide a wide array of other opportunities to engage with affordable housing advocates, thought-leaders, policy experts, researchers, housing providers, low incomeresidents, and leaders from Capitol Hill and the administration about building the affordable housing movement in 2018 and beyond. The Forum will explore the state of fair housing in America on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; the threats and opportunities for affordable housing in 2018 and beyond; a new national campaign to expand the affordable housing movement with non-traditional allies in health, education, civil rights, and other sectors; the keys to state, local, and resident-led organizing; making housing an issue with the media; and effective story-telling for affordable housing. The Forum will also feature sessions on nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement prior to the 2018 elections; using dynamic research to change the story and influence policy solutions; ensuring housing protections for LGBTQ individuals; housing the formerly incarcerated; and others. There will also be opportunities to engage with leaders and staff at HUD and in Congress on affordable housing challenges, solutions and priorities.
At NLIHC’s annual Housing Leadership Awards Reception taking place on March 20, 2018, NLIHC will celebrate the 2018 Housing Leadership Award honorees: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME); Matt Desmond, MacArthur Genius awardee and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City; and Lisa Hasegawa, former executive director of the National Coalition for Asian and Pacific American Community Development
Early bird pricing expires on February 19th.