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Solutions for Housing Communications 2021

March 18, 2021

On Thursday, March 18, the National Housing Conference hosted its 7th Annual Solutions for Housing Communications online convening to explore the latest tactics and strategies for raising awareness of affordable housing and building support for affordable housing policies and development. The event featured a roster of influential experts in housing, media, communications, health and community development. Sessions covered a wide range of issues, including advocating for bipartisan solutions in a new administration, pressing forward with health and housing partnerships, advocating for housing and economic equality and more.

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2021 Agenda

Welcome Remarks

David M. Dworkin, NHC

Advocating for housing and economic equality

Deploying digital campaigns for impactful housing outreach

Leveraging online communications and technology in a post-COVID reality

Moderator: Bryan Greene, National Association of REALTORS®

Moderator: Melanie Starkey, Urban Land Institute Candice Bennett, Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services

Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Nikitra Bailey, Center for Responsible Lending Christine Hunsinger, Rhode Island Housing Sarah Buchanan, San Diego Housing Federation
Keosha Burns, Chase Home Lending Faith Schwartz, Housing Finance Strategies Lyn Hikida, National Housing Trust
Chrystal Kornegay, MassHousing Claribel Shavers, Rhode Island Housing Maria Plati, Preservation of Affordable Housing


GoodComm: Revamping messaging to help address long-standing issue

Managing your housing brand during national crises

Pressing forward with health and housing partnerships

Moderator: Corinne Hyzny, Cinnaire Moderator: Alina Harway, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Moderator: Andrea Bell, Oregon Housing & Community Services
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Lauren Johnson, Polk County Housing Trust Fund Lucy Arellano Baglieri, Low Income Investment Fund Callahan Seltzer,Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Kalima Rose, PolicyLink Dwayna Haley, Porter Novelli Sandra Verónica Serna, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Grover Wehman-Brown, East Bay Housing Organizations Kate Peterson, Mercy Housing, Inc. Jill Wohl, Housing Partnership Network
Mantill Williams, National Association of REALTORS®


Luncheon Plenary: Advocating for bipartisan solutions in a new administration

Closing Plenary: Elevating housing in the media for 2021 and beyond

Moderator: Chris Vincent, Habitat for Humanity Moderator: Michelle Hudgins, NeighborWorks America
Panelists: Panelists:
Ryan Clancy, No Labels Andrew Ackerman, Wall Street Journal
Adrianne Todman, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Katy O’Donnell, Politico
Andy Winkler, Bipartisan Policy Center Amy Scott, Marketplace

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