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Solutions for Housing Communications

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


On April 3, 2024, the National Housing Conference will host its Solutions for Housing Communications convening at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This hybrid convening is the only national convening for housing communications leaders. Join housing experts, thought leaders, policymakers, and journalists from across the United States for a full day of sessions exploring communications and messaging strategies for successfully expanding awareness about the importance of affordable housing both at the national level and within local communities. Get a sneak peak of the session topics below.


2023 Solutions for Housing Communications


Unlocking Housing Solutions: The Power of Nonprofit-Corporate Partnerships

In this panel, we will delve into the dynamics, strategies, and real-world impacts of nonprofit-corporate partnerships, shedding light on how such alliances can drive positive change in the housing sector. Discover how nonprofits and corporations can come together with a shared commitment to housing solutions, pooling their resources, expertise, and networks to create innovative and sustainable initiatives. Our panelists will share their experiences, challenges, and success stories, offering insights into how these partnerships can be structured for maximum effectiveness.

The Power of Words: Shaping the Narrative on Housing

From the detrimental effects of stigmatizing terms to the uplifting potential of inclusive and empathetic language, this panel seeks to illuminate the critical role that words play in influencing public sentiment and policy decisions on housing issues. Through real-world examples and case studies, panelists will unravel the impact of language choices on public opinion, political discourse, and the implementation of housing-related strategies. Attendees will gain insights into the responsibility communicators bear in crafting messages that foster understanding, compassion, and support for equitable housing solutions.

Using Data to Tell the Housing Story

In this dynamic panel discussion, experts at the intersection of data analytics and housing will converge to illuminate the untold stories embedded in the numbers, unveiling the intricate tapestry of the housing landscape. As we navigate the complex realm of housing, this panel will showcase the transformative power of data in unraveling narratives that shape our communities. From housing trends and market dynamics to socio-economic impacts, our panelists will demonstrate how data serves as a powerful lens through which we can gain deeper insights into the challenges and opportunities within the housing sector.


Addressing Senior Homelessness Through Effective Communications

As our population ages, the prevalence of seniors experiencing homelessness or housing instability is on the rise, making it imperative for policymakers and communities to unite to address this growing concern. Economic upheavals, such as escalating housing expenses or unforeseen life circumstances, can swiftly thrust seniors relying on fixed incomes into homelessness. Join experts as they share their experiences, research findings, and success stories in effectively addressing senior homelessness, highlighting the pivotal role of communication in raising awareness, garnering support, and instigating positive change.

Navigating NIMBYism: Crafting Effective Messaging Strategies for Affordable Housing Development

As the demand for affordable housing continues to rise, communities often resist new developments, citing concerns ranging from property values to neighborhood aesthetics. In this session, our panelists will explore innovative and successful messaging strategies designed to overcome NIMBYism and foster community support for affordable housing initiatives. From communication tactics that address common misconceptions to case studies highlighting positive outcomes, attendees will gain valuable insights into framing conversations that resonate with diverse stakeholders.


Wednesday, April 3, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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