From June 28-30, NHC and the Center for Housing Policy hosted the Solutions for Working Families: 2009 Learning Conference on State and Local Housing Policy, which which focused on innovative housing solutions at the state and local level.
The conference, which featured a great lineup of keynote speakers, brought together over 400 policymakers, advocates and practitioners from around the nation, enabling participants to identify policies that have been successful in other communities to see what could work in theirs.
Pictures from Solutions for Working Families are now available. In addition to the pictures of the keynote speakers below, a full set of photos from the event is available on NHC's Flickr Page.
Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities and host and producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show “Smart City," spoke at the Opening Plenary on Sunday, June 28.
Henry Cisneros, executive chairman of CityView, former Mayor of San Antonio and former HUD Secretary, delivered a keynote speech at a Special Plenary on day one of the conference.
Bruce Katz, vice president and founding director of the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, spoke at the Federal Policy Luncheon on Monday, June 29.
Shaun Donovan, secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, gave opening remarks at the Town Hall Plenary on Tuesday, June 30.
Town Hall Plenary speakers:
Bill Klein, American Planning Association
Nic Retsinas, Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies
Jeffrey Lubell, Center for Housing Policy
George McCarthy, Ford Foundation
Shelley Poticha, Reconnecting America
Town Hall Plenary in action.