1000 Vermont Avenue, NW • Suite 500
Washington, DC  20005

202-662-1530 •




March 25 - 27,  2020


The 2020 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.


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About the 2020 Forum

Sessions & Speakers


Ibram X. Kendi


His most recent book, How to Be an Antiracist, reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America and points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.




Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20001

Tel: 202-628-2100

Hotel Rooms 

Contact the Washington Court Hotel at or call 800-321-3010 or

202-628-2100 and mention NLIHC

Register Soon – space is limited!


NLIHC believes in the active participation of low-income people in all areas of our work. Our hotel scholarships are intended to make our annual Policy Forum more accessible to low-income individuals. If you have any questions, you can contact Khara Norris, NLIHC Director of Administration, at  Thank you!

See under Resident Session below for more information.


Organizing Awards

The deadline for nominations has passed. 

NLIHC will announce the 2020 Annual Organizing Award recipients for statewide/ regional achievements and/or for citywide or neighborhood achievements at the Forum!  A session about their successes and strategies will also be featured.

The NLIHC Organizing Awards recognize outstanding achievement during 2019 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 is given to efforts that incorporate tenant- or resident-centered organizing.

Questions? Please reach out to Joey Lindstrom at:


Resident Session

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 starting on Tuesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m., including a dinner with state partners that evening. The special resident sessions will continue on Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. prior to the full Forum start at 1:00 p.m.

Resident Member Scholarships: The deadline for scholarships has passed. Thank you!

Dates and times:

Tuesday, March 24 (2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 25 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)