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Solutions for Housing Communications 2020-Virtual Convening

May 27, 2020

On May 27, NHC held our Solutions for Housing Communications virtual convening. This event was originally scheduled to take place in March at the National Press Club. Given COVID-19, NHC took necessary steps to cancel the in-person event, but we still wanted to bring people together to take part in important discussions around messaging, marketing and advocacy strategies to build support for affordable housing. We thank everyone for joining us via Zoom, especially all of our speakers and special keynote speakers Grovetta Gardineer, senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision policy for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Conor Dougherty, New York Times economics reporter and author of “Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America.”

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2020 Keynote Speakers

Conor Dougherty, New York Times economics reporter and author of “Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America,” was joined by NHC’s Bob Simpson for a special Q&A keynote.

“Golden Gates” chronicles America’s housing crisis from its West Coast epicenter, peeling back the decades of history and economic forces that brought us here and taking readers inside the activist uprisings that have risen in tandem with housing costs.
Grovetta N. Gardineer is the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role, Ms. Gardineer directs the formulation of policies and procedures for the supervision and examination of national banks and federal savings associations, chairs the agency’s Committee on Bank Supervision, and serves on the OCC’s Executive Committee. Ms. Gardineer was joined by NHC President and CEO David Dworkin to discuss OCC’s response to the COVID-19 economic crisis and implementation of the final rule on the Community Reinvestment Act.

2020 Agenda

Q&A Keynote

Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote

Moderator: Bob Simpson, NHC David M. Dworkin, NHC
Keynote Speaker: Conor Dougherty, The New York Times Welcome Keynote Speaker: Grovetta Gardineer,  Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)


SURVIVING PR: A Gutsy New Approach to Telling Your Story

Advocating for vulnerable populations during a health crisis

Powering your housing newsletter for impact and influence

Speaker: David Jeffers, First Story Moderator: Karianna Barr, National Coalition Center on Homelessness and Poverty Moderator: Andrea Nesby, NHC

Panelists: Panelists:
Cathy Alderman, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless  Brianna Gipson, Pathways to Housing DC
Barbara DiPietro, National Health Care for the Homeless Council Cherri Sinclair, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
Gina Wilt, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio Caroline Valvardi,
Opportunity Finance Network

Creating a COVID-19 web response from the ground up

Telling the story: Why housing plays a central role during a health crisis

Tech Talk: Harnessing the power of digital media in 2020 and beyond

Moderator: Bob Simpson, NHC Moderator: Fred Karnas, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation Moderator: Allison Knapp Womack, Enterprise Community Partners
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Stefan Hartwig, Electric Pulp David Adame, Chicanos Por La Causa Christina Gotuaco, California Housing Partnership
Aaron Mentele, Electric Pulp Maya Brennan, Urban Institute Kirsten Rokke, Minnesota
Coalition for the Homeless
Gina Metrakas, NHC  Andy McHahon, UnitedHealthcare Anthony Shop, Social Driver

Future of Housing News

GoodComm: Messaging for affordable housing

Moderator: Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce Moderator: Maria Plati, Preservation of Affordable Housing 
Panelists: Panelists:
Ally Schweitzer, WAMU Affordability Desk Martin Mellett, Jubilee Housing
Roger Valdez, Forbes Mackenzie Price, FrameWorks Institute
Derek Madsen, CommonBond Communities

Closing Plenary: Shaping responses to withstand housing, health and economic crises

Moderator: David M. Dworkin, NHC
Doug Bibby, National Multifamily Housing Council
Ed Brady, Home Builders Institute
Bob Broeksmit, Mortgage Bankers Association
Shannon McGahn, National Association of REALTORS


May 27, 2020
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