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Solutions for Housing Communications 2018

April 17, 2018

On April 17, close to 150 housing professionals attended Solutions for Housing Communications at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for a full day of engaging sessions focused on promising communications strategies and tactics for expanding awareness of the benefits of affordable housing and building support for affordable housing policies and development. Plenary sessions featured national experts who spoke on the topics of gentrification, fair housing and making housing policy tangible.

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2018 Agenda

Media relations for housing

Building your housing brand

Communicating with video

Moderator: Allison McClain Joyce, Nixon Peabody Moderator: Janis Smith, Janis Smith Executive Communications Moderator: Christina McHenry, NeighborWorks® America
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Kirk Dorn, Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy Kristin Lawton, Prosperity Now Max Gouttebroze, Rebuilding Together
Shin Inouye, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Karmela Lejarde, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Raisa Johnson, National Housing Trust
Tracy Jan, The Washington Post Susan Waldman, Meals on Wheels America Tim Parsons, 5:00 Films & Media

Digital Media

Communicating to counter community opposition

Communicating with data: The multiplier effect

Moderator: Tom Murphy, National Alliance to End Homelessness Moderator: Michelle Winters, Alliance for Housing Solutions Moderator: Suzi Thackston, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Dionna Humphrey, Share our Strength Matt Gilliam, Overland Property Group Susan Dewey, Virginia Housing Development Authority
John Mechem, Mortgage Bankers Association Corianne Payton Scally, Urban Institute Samatha Hojo, Low Income Investment Fund
Ali Solis, Make Room, Inc. Angie Rodgers, D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Mary Patoka, CAP Services and Community Assets for People, LLC
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Live demonstration and discussion: Making our messages work

Should we do a podcast?

Moderator: Kirsten Johnson-Obey, NeighborWorks® America
Panelist: Panelists:
Tiffany Manuel, Enterprise Community Partners Laura DeMaria, National Association for County Community and Economic Development
Jennifer Reed, Eden Housing
Zoé Zeigler, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Luncheon plenary:
Communicating to expand the discourse on fair housing and opportunity

Closing plenary: Making housing policy tangible

Moderator: David Dworkin, NHC
Panelist: Panelists:
Tiffany Manuel, Enterprise Community Partners Melissa Bondi, Enterprise Community Partners
John Buckley, Subject Matter
Nicole Porter, The Sentencing Project


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