NLIHC Virtual


— A New Day —

March 30-31 2021


The 2021 Policy Forum will provide a wide array of opportunities to engage with affordable housing advocates, thought-leaders, policy experts, researchers, housing providers, low income residents, and elected leaders on seizing this unique moment in America to advance policy solutions to homelessness and housing poverty. As awareness about the affordable housing crisis in America grows, federal policymakers on both sides of the aisle are responding with bold proposals. Homelessness and affordable housing advocates must mobilize to lead the way.

About the 2021 Forum


Leadership Awards Celebration

Join NLIHC in celebrating the 2021 Housing Leadership Awards honorees: Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), chair of the House Financial Services Committee; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the new chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee; Joy Johnson, long-time resident leader of the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) and former NLIHC board member; and the Housing Justice Network of the National Housing Law Project. These exceptional leaders will be recognized at NLIHC’s 39th Annual Housing Leadership Awards Celebration held virtually on Wednesday April 28. 


The Housing Leadership Awards Reception held each year in conjunction with our annual Housing Policy Forum, is NLIHC’s only fundraising event. Make a contribution to NLIHC in these leaders’ honor as an individual or as an organization


The 2021 NLIHC Virtual
Housing Policy Forum will be held virtually


Organizing Awards


The NLIHC Organizing Awards recognize outstanding achievement during 2020 in statewide, regional, citywide, neighborhood, and/or resident organizing that furthers NLIHC’s mission of achieving socially just public policy to ensure people with the lowest incomes in the U.S. have affordable and decent homes. Special consideration will be given to nominations that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing and leadership.


NLIHC will announce the 2021 Annual Organizing Award recipients for statewide/ regional achievements and/or for citywide or neighborhood achievements at Forum. A session about their successes and strategies will also be featured.

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These workshops are reserved for renters, residents, and community leaders.

NLIHC has long offered special sessions for low-income residents prior to the start of the larger Housing Policy Forum. Based on feedback we received from residents that they would appreciate more time for resident-specific learning and an opportunity to interact with NLIHC state partners, NLIHC will offer additional resident sessions throughout the conference. The special resident sessions will continue on prior to the full Forum start at 1:00 p.m.

Resident Session





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