I spent Monday with Habitat for Humanity affiliates from around the country who gathered in Washington, D.C., for their Habitat on the Hill conference. In one panel session, we discussed the HOME program, which has been an ongoing part of NHC’s housing advocacy as well as an important tool for some Habitat affiliates in their builds. In a second session, I moderated a discussion of mortgage finance reform issues that helped to draw connections between the secondary mortgage market and the stability of households and neighborhoods who rely on safe, reliable mortgage credit.
Throughout the day, I’ve been struck by the dedication and knowledge of the attendees. The more housing stakeholders we can bring to Washington to make a compelling case for housing assistance in all forms, the better.