Wednesday, January 4, 2017

NHC’s back-to-back events bring multiple sectors together

by Andrea Nesby,
National Housing Conference

On Dec. 13 and 14, NHC hosted our How Housing Matters Conference and Solutions for Affordable Housing policy convening.

Photo by: Rob Cohen Photography
How Housing Matters brought together close to 500 practitioners from the housing, education, health and private sectors. Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Katherine M. O’Regan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development opened the conference with a presentation on cross-sector collaboration at HUD, and the conference continued with sessions on connecting housing to economic security, building bridges between education and housing stakeholders and improving community health through collaboration. The discussions were augmented by NHC’s newest housing intersections research.

Close to 200 practitioners from various sectors joined us for our Solutions for Affordable Housing policy convening on Dec. 14. At Solutions, attendees engaged in discussions with national and local leaders in the affordable housing field and networked with colleagues. Breakout sessions ranged from rental housing innovations to floods and disasters. At the plenary sessions, the post-election outlook and housing finance reform were discussed.

Both events were held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. NHC thanks everyone who attended these events, all speakers and moderators and sponsors! View both event pages to view available presentations, recordings and photos. 

NHC’s next event is Solutions for Housing Communications on April 27–28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sign up for updates here. We hope to see you there!

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