Raphael Bostic, assistant secretary for HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, was the keynote speaker at the event. In addition to outlining the budget request as a whole, Bostic emphasized the need to strategically transform both HUD and its programs. In particular, he detailed the Administration’s proposed Transforming Rental Assistance program – a multi-year initiative funded at $350 million in the proposed budget designed to help better coordinate and improve HUD’s many rental assistance programs.
Additionally, the NHC Budget Forum included a panel discussion between the following nationally recognized experts:
- Sheila Crowley, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition;
- Conrad Egan, immediate past president and CEO of NHC;
- Jonathan Harwitz, deputy chief of staff for HUD’s Policy and Programs Department;
- Nan Roman, president and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness; and
- Sarah Wartell, executive vice president of the Center for American Progress.
Raphael Bostic Details HUD’s Transformative Rental Assistance Initiative
Nan Roman Applauds Interagency Collaboration to Provide Homelessness and Special Needs Vouchers
Sheila Crowley Discusses Funding Status of National Housing Trust Fund