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NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum Cancelled

 

With coronavirus spreading in the United States, and with the health and safety of all attendees, their families, and their communities as our top priority, we are regretfully cancelling the Housing Policy Forum and Capitol Hill Day and postponing the Housing Leadership Awards Reception. We will refund you 100% of your registration fee and will process your refunds soon.

 

Visit this link for more information: https://mailchi.mp/nlihc.org/forum_031120-1

2020 Forum Speakers

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Speakers

National Book Award-Winning author on How to be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America!  He is a New York Times bestselling author and founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University inWashington, DC.

Author and Historian

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Wednesday, March 25

2:30 - 3:30 Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist and Stomped from the Beginning

Website: ibramxkendi.com

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Introduced "Homes for All Act" (H.R. 5244) to dramatically change public housing stock in the U.S. and guarantee housing as human right. This will authorize 12 million new affordable rental homes and will ensure resources it needs to keep homes in good conditions for current and future generations.

Representative (D-MN)

Ilhan Omar

Wednesday, March 25

5:15-6:30 Light Reception

6:30-8:00 Film Showing and Discussion: East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story (A Ken Burns Film)

Website: ilhanomar.com

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Executive Produced by Ken Burns, East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story is a feature-length documentary directed and produced by Sarah Burns and David McMahon. It will air on PBS March 24, 2020. The Forum will showcase a summary version followed by a discussion with the film's directors, a resident featured in the film and policy experts.

Directors

Sarah Burns + David McMahon

Wednesday, March 25

6:30-8:00 Film Showing and Discussion: East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story (A Ken Burns Film)

Website: Kenburns.com

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Senator (D-HI)

Mazie Hirono

Wednesday, March 25

1:30-2:00 Keynote Speaker

Website: https://www.hirono.senate.gov

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Is the chair of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development & Insurance. In this role, he is fighting to restore consumer protections, fair housing and a real chance for millions of working families to achieve the American Dream.

Representative (D-MO)

Lacy Clay

Thursday, March 26

1:15-1:45 Keynote Speaker

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Representative (D-MA)

Ayanna Pressley

Thursday, March 26

8:50-9:20 Keynote Speaker

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Sessions

More than 500,000 people in the U.S. experience homelessness on a given night as a result of an inadequate supply of affordable homes. This panel will discuss what we know about the most effective means of ending and preventing homelessness and what we still need to learn.

Research Panel: Ending Homelessness | Atrium

Breakout 1

Wednesday, March 25

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 

Breakout 1 | Research Panel: Ending Homelessness

Panelist

Founding Director, Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness

Principal Associate, Abt Associates

Jill Khadduri

UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations & the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative

Director

Margot Kushel

National Alliance to End Homelessness Research Institute

Director

Joy Moses

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Executive Director

Bobby Watts (invited)

Breakout 2 | Resident-Led Movements and Notable 2019 Victories

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Breakout 3 | Creating and Sustaining Multi-Sector Housing Coalitions

Panelist

Housing Justice Organizer

Maria Moon

Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance

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Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois

Marketta Sims

Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois

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President

Shalonda Rivers

Cordoba Court Tenants Association of Opa Locka, FL, and NLIHC board member (moderator)

Breakout 4 | Mobilizing Against Attacks on Housing Opportunities

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Center for Disability Rights

Director of National Policy

Dara Baldwin

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True Colors United

Program Officer

Dana White

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Director of Legal Initiatives

National Alliance for Safe Housing

Karlo Ng

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NLIHC

Policy Analyst

Sonya Acosta

Breakout 6  | Redesigning Disaster Recovery

Panelist

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Puerto Rico, OXFAM

Senior Policy Analyst

Adi Martinez

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Office of Senator Brian Schatz

Housing & Infrastructure Staffer

Trey Reffet

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Houston HOME Coalition (moderator)

Director

Chrishelle Palay

Breakout 8 | Expanding Affordable Housing Opportunities

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 Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing 

Executive Director

"Pinky" Clifford

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Rural LISC

Senior Program Officer

Andy Saavedra

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Office of  Senator Jeff Merkley

Legislative Assisstant

Matthew Traylor

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Office of  Representative Deb Haaland

Staffer

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Moderator

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Vice President for Housing Policy

Peggy Bailey

Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy

Policy Director

Alejandra Cerna Rios

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Children's HealthWatch

  •  Allison Bovell-Ammon - Director of Policy Strategy, Children's HealthWatch

Principal Investigator

Dr. Megan Sandel

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Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Advocacy Director

Gina Wilt

Breakout 5 | Zoning Reform, Civil Rights, and Housing Justice: Confronting Barriers to Development

Panelist

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Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Executive Director

Allan Lazo

Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Senior Research Fellow

Michael Stegman

Breakout 7 | How Our Homes Make Us Sick, and What Advocates Can Do to Promote Healthy Homes

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Columbia Law University

Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Emily Benfer

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Georgetown Medical Center

Pediatrician

Dr. Ana Caskin

Greg_payne

Maine Affordable Housing Coalition

Director

Greg Payne

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NLIHC

Senior Advisor

Ed Gramlich

Breakout 9 | Housing & Homelessness Policy to Achieve Racial Equity

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National Innovation Services

Director of Public Policy

Brittani Manzo

Breakout 11 | State/Local Housing Solutions

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Breakout 10 | Advancing Solutions to Homelessness Through Effective Messaging

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Pathways to Housing DC

Outreach Specialist

Waldon Adams

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Lake Research Partners

President

Celinda Lake

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 National Alliance to End Homelessness

 

Director of Communications

Tom Murphy

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Miami Dade NAACP

Housing Chairwoman

Daniella Pierre

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NLIHC

VP for Field and Communications

Renee M. Willis

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Housing Trust Fund Project, Center for Community Change

Director

Michael Anderson

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 National Housing Trust 

President

Priya Jayachandran

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Destination: HOME

CEO

Jennifer Loving

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Seattle Councilmember

Teresa Mosqueda

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NLIHC

Research Analyst

Daniel Threet

Breakout 12 | Big Housing Bills - What's in Them, How to Move them Forward

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Office of Representative Pramila Jayapal

Senior Counsel

Elly Kugler

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NLIHC

Manager of Field Organizing

Joey Lindstrom

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Office of Senator Kamala Harris

Senior Policy Advisor

Yasmin Rigney Nelson

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NLIHC

Policy Analyst

Kim Johnson

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Capitol Hill Insider Panel

Panelist

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Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Senate Banking Committee

Beth Cooper

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Chair Lacy Clay (D-MO)

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, & Insurance

Rico Doss

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Chair Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Senate Banking Committee

Matt Jones

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Ranking Member Rep. McHenry (R-NC)

House Financial Services Committee

Ed Skala (TBD)

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NLIHC

Vice President of Public Policy

Sarah Saadian

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.

2020 NLIHC HOUSING POLICY FORUM

CANCELLED

March 25 - 27,  2020