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NLIHC Announces 2020 Housing Policy Forum

Updated: Jan 2

NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum 2020: Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty will take place in Washington, DC, March 25-27, 2020, at the Washington Court Hotel. Register for the Forum today at: https://bit.ly/2ofWibO

This year’s Forum theme, “Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty,” is fittingly aspirational for a  presidential election year in which candidates are talking about the nation’s homelessness and housing affordability crisis and putting forward big, bold solutions as never before, as are many members of Congress.

The Forum will explore the state of affordable housing in 2020; racial equity in housing; NLIHC’s Our Homes, Our Votes nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project; the latest affordable housing research; resident-led movements; creating and sustaining multi-sector housing coalitions; attacks on housing for vulnerable populations; the YIMBY movement; redesigning disaster housing recovery; healthy housing; rural and native housing; state and local organizing best practices; Capitol Hill insights; affordable housing messaging and narrative change; state and local housing solutions; advancing ambitious  housing bills; and more.

The Forum will begin for most participants (see note about special Resident sessions below) on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00 pm, with a welcoming reception later that evening and a full day of sessions on Thursday, March 26. Capitol Hill Day will take place on Friday, March 27, and will kick off with a preparatory session and a light breakfast at a location near Capitol (for those planning to make congressional visits).

Special Extended Session and Dinner for Low-Income Residents beginning on March 24: NLIHC has long offered special sessions for low-income residents prior to the start of the larger 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 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. 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: A limited number of shared-lodging hotel scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to low-income residents who are NLIHC members and who pay their own Forum registration fee. Scholarships will be awarded to ensure a broad geographic distribution. Apply for a scholarship online at https://bit.ly/2pJKij6 or fill out and send a fillable PDF at: https://bit.ly/2qGmRrj

Housing Leadership Awards 2020:  The 2020 NLIHC Housing Leadership Awards Presentations and Reception will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., also at the Washington Court Hotel. More details will be provided soon.

Hotel Reservations:  If you are coming to the Policy Forum from out of town, NLIHC has a room block at discounted rates at the Washington Court Hotel. Reserve a room at https://bit.ly/32GOAXb or call 800-321-3010 or 202-628-2100 and ask for the NLIHC rate. Rooms are limited, so register early. The cutoff is March 6, 2020.

Register for the 2020 NLIHC Housing Policy Forum today!

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