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2019 Solutions for Affordable Housing

December 3 - December 4

On Dec. 3, 2019, close to two hundred housing leaders working in housing policy, finance and advocacy; community development; real estate; home building, as well as government officials joined us for Solutions for Affordable Housing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The day was packed with sessions to discuss strategies to solve the most pressing policy issues that will have the most impact on how housing policy shapes up for 2020 and beyond.

The next day, housers joined us for Advocacy Day to take housing to the Hill. We were honored to have Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) share remarks on their policy priorities and the outlook for 2020 housing legislation.

We thank everyone who attended and a special thanks to our 2019 speakers and sponsors!

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2019 Agenda

Luncheon Plenary

Speaker: David M. Dworkin, NHC
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Rent Control and the Housing Supply Crisis

Shaping the Future of Housing Finance Reform

Thinking Bold: Policy Solutions to End Homelessness

Moderator: Abigail Suarez, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Moderator: Anne McCulloch,

Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Moderator: Kathyrn Monet,

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Former HUD Deputy Secretary Mike Calhoun, Center for Responsible Lending Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Michael Spotts, Neighborhood Fundamentals, LLC Craig Phillips, Former Counselor to the Secretary U.S. Department of the Treasury Jemine Bryon, HUD
Mark Willis, NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Steve Thomas, Federal Home Loan Bank Chicago Federal Housing Finance Agency Doug Rice, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Addressing Housing and Climate Impact

Closing the Black Homeownership Gap

Passing the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act

Moderator: Ralph Perrey,

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Moderator: Brigitte Morrow Killings,
Wells Fargo
Moderator: Kris Siglin,

National Community Stabilization Trust
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Gladys Cook, Florida Housing Coalition Steve O’Connor, Mortgage Bankers Association Chrissi Johnson, Quicken Loans
Jared Lang, National Housing Trust

Antoine M. Thompson,

National Association of Real Estate Brokers
Matt Josephs,

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Rosemarie Sabantino, Montgomery County Green Bank Cindy Waldron, Freddie Mac Buzz Roberts, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
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Advocacy Day


David M. Dworkin, NHC

Anne McCulloch,Housing Partnership Equity Trust

Megan  Booth, National Association of REALOTRS

Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mich.)

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mo.)

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!





Networking Reception

Opening Luncheon

Advocacy Day Breakfast

Advocacy Day




December 3
December 4
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National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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