Register for NLIHC 2014 Housing Policy Conference – Early Bird Registration Still Available fo

The National Low Income Housing Coalition‘s 2014 Housing Policy Conference & Lobby Day will be taking place from April 27 – 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. NLIHC has extended the early bird registration rates to folks in Vermont until Friday, February 28 at 5pm.   Please do not register online, instead fill out the paper form, scan it and email it to conference@nlihc.org or mail the form with check to NLIHC, 727 15th Street NW, Washington DC, 20005. Please write “early bird rate—VT” on the form found here.  More about the conference:

In honor of NLIHC’s 40th anniversary, we will spend part of our conference looking back at low income housing. We will take a deep look at the history of housing challenges that low income Americans face, and how we came to the present day national shortage of affordable housing. Our plenaries and workshops will provide insight into the origin and significance of critical housing programs, policies, and legislation, enabling attendees to be stronger advocates today. We will also spend time moving forward with solving the housing challenges of the lowest income Americans. We are cautiously optimistic that 2014 will be a watershed year for federal housing policy with the potential that the National Housing Trust Fund will finally receive funding. Attendees will find out how they can prepare for the implementation of the NHTF. Plenaries and workshops will also cover the future of other critical low income housing policies and issues, and will provide attendees with the tools and skill sets to advocate on a national level as well as to solve housing challenges in their own communities.

Programming at this year’s conference will include:

  1. 4 Plenary Sessions with breakfast or lunch

  2. 8 workshop sessions with a selection of 40 workshops

  3. 40th Anniversary Evening Reception

  4. Presentation of the Annual Media, State and Local Organizing, and Resident Organizing Awards

  5. Annual Member meeting

  6. Exhibits and Information tables: NLIHC Legislative Action Center, NLIHC Resources Center, NLIHC Membership Table, Sponsor and Partner Exhibits

  7. Keynote Speakers and other special conference events

  8. Pre-conference Institute

  9. Lobby Day

The following workshops will also be offered:

  1. Funding for the National Housing Trust Fund Now and In the Future: Housing Finance Reform

  2. Getting Ready for the Release of National Housing Trust Fund Dollars

  3. United for Homes Campaign: Building Support for Mortgage Interest Reform to Fund the NHTF

  4. Affordable Care Act Protections: Implications for Housing Plus Services

  5. Aligning Existing Resources with Greatest Needs

  6. Beyond the Spreadsheet: Using Data Visualization for Successful Advocacy

  7. Building Local Partnerships: Collaborations to Address Housing Needs

  8. Capital Magnet Fund: What Low Income Housing Advocates Need to Know

  9. Dealing with Disaster: Working with HUD and FEMA in the Aftermath of Natural Disaster

  10. Ending Veteran Homelessness: Meeting the 2015 Goal

  11. Engaging the Tenant Voter: Voterization and Emerging Trends in Voter Suppression

  12. Expanding Your Organization’s Advocacy Work: Establishing a 501(c)(4)

  13. Facing Budget Limitations: Strategies for Restoring and Increasing HUD Funding

  14. Getting Ready for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule

  15. Housing Choice Vouchers: Restoring Sequester’s Loss and Expanding Assistance

  16. Housing Models that Extremely Low Income Households Can Afford Without Section 8

  17. How to Have a Successful Lobby Meeting

  18. Let’s Talk Housing: Working with the Media

  19. Low Income Housing Tax Credit Issues and Innovations

  20. Maintaining Rights for Tenants After Foreclosure: The Campaign to Make the PTFA Permanent

  21. Manufactured Housing: National Profile and Local Efforts

  22. Olmstead Implementation and the Section 811 Program

  23. Organizing a Tenant Association

  24. Policy, Progress, and Obstacles for the Project-Based Section 8 Program

  25. Private Sector Solutions to Affordable Housing

  26. Reclaiming Neighborhoods through State and Local Land Use Tools

  27. Securing Rural Housing Funding: Recent Challenges and Future Funding Potential

  28. Still Out of Reach? Housing and the Minimum Wage Debate

  29. Strategies for Local Tenant Victories

  30. The Nation’s Public Housing: What Policies Will Shapes its Future

  31. The Public Housing Rental Assistance Demonstration, What Now?

  32. Tools for Multifamily Preservation

  33. Unique Challenges of Providing Affordable Housing on Indian Lands

  34. Using TANF Dollars for Housing

  35. What’s New in the Final HOME Regulations?

Learn more about the conference  here.

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