Friday, May 1, 2009

New "Out Loud" Podcast from the Center for Housing Policy Features MacArthur Foundation's Erika Poethig, Focuses on Rental Housing Preservation

Released today, the April edition of the Center for Housing Policy's "Out Loud" Podcast series features Erika Poethig, associate director of Housing in for the Program on Human & Community Development at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Podcast focuses on the Foundation's involvement with "Solutions for Working Families: 2009 Learning Conference on State and Local Housing Policy" and highlights recent efforts by the Foundation to preserve affordable rental housing across the nation.
This learning conference – geared towards state and local officials – will include two day-long intensive institutes, one of which will be focused on preserving the stock of affordable rental housing. This institute will be facilitated and supported by the Foundation.

In addition, this event is offering unique opportunities for attendees to connect with their peers through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and the Discussion Forum before, during and after the event to facilitate conversations about topics covered at the learning conference.

Specifically, conference participants can use Twitter to "Live Tweet" at the event. Please see the information below to find out how you can become a part of the conversation by following NHC and the Center for Housing Policy on Twitter!

Prior to the learning conference, NHC and the Center encourage you to sign up for Twitter, a microblogging network that enables you to receive updates about the event and meet other participants before you arrive. You can also use Twitter to share your personal insights and experiences during and after the conference.

Once you begin following our updates at, you can use the hashtag #SWF2009 in your tweets that reference the learning conference. By using this tag, you can easily find and follow others who are tweeting about the learning conference by going to and typing in #SWF2009. If you have questions about signing up for Twitter or following the NHC and Center's page, please contact NHC and Center Communications and New Media Associate Laura Woods.

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