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October 2019

October Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

October 31, 2019

Our October Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation from Tanya Torno, principal development specialist for the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside and Steve Berg, vice president for programs and policy for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Tanya discussed how in 2018, Riverside, California ended homelessness for all veterans in the county by using a Housing First approach and orchestrating innovative cross-department coordination. Now the county is using their proven model to tackle chronic homelessness and…

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Foundations for the Future of Housing Conference

October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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We thank all participants for their commitment to housing! Follow the action for Urban Institute's The Foundations for the Future of Housing Conference using #housingfuture2019. NHC has partnered with Urban Institute in this endeavor and will host the opening night’s reception on the evening of Monday, October 28. This conference seeks to envision new pathways for addressing current and future challenges in affordable housing to bolster economic success and well-being for families and communities. Current and emerging leaders to spark…

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September 2019

September Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

September 25, 2019

Our September Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a presentation from NHC's President and CEO David Dworkin and Policy Director Tristan Breaux who discussed our efforts to address the nation's housing crisis and ways to get involved. NHC is working on drafting a national housing act for the 21st century that focuses on these five key areas: Affordable Homeownership Affordable Rental Housing Ending Homelessness Climate Impact Community Development If you are interested in being involved with any of these areas, please contact…

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July 2019

July Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

July 24, 2019

Our July Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a joint presentation from Seana O'Shaughnessy, president and CEO of Community Housing Improvement Program, and Sonya Acosta, policy analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition on housing disaster recovery. The 2018 California Camp Fires killed at least 86 people, destroyed 14,000 homes and cost $8 billion in damages. Today, only 10 percent of the town of Paradise’s residents have returned. Seana and Sonya discussed how Paradise and Butte County have recovered in the…

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June 2019

June Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

June 25, 2019

Our June Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation from Elena Wilken, the executive director of Housing Colorado. Elena presented on the state of housing and housing policy in Colorado as well as Housing Colorado's Paycheck to Paycheck report, a supplemental to NHC's 2018 Paycheck to Paycheck report released earlier this year.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhjmlgFh4JM&feature=youtu.be   Speaker Elena Wilken, the executive director of Housing Colorado Resources Download presentation

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2019 Annual Policy Symposium

June 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Hamilton, 600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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On June 6, we were joined by housing leaders from across the country to hear from our 2019 Gala honorees and other housing experts who spoke on innovations in community development finance and lessons learned from the "California Ballot Initiative." Thank you to everyone who joined us at #NHCPolicy. A special thank you goes to our 2019 speakers for sharing their expertise and our 2019 #NHCPolicy sponsors for their generous support of our work! View photos! Sign up for #NHCPolicy…

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47th Annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala

June 6, 2019
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20240 United States
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Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 47th Annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala on Thursday, June 6. It was truly a special evening celebrating this year's bold, fearless housing leaders: Bill Bynum of HOPE Enterprise Corporation; "The California Ballot Initiative Team:" Ray Pearl of the California Housing Consortium, Lisa Hershey of Housing California, Carl Guardino of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Cesar Diaz of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California; and Wilfred Cooper, Sr. of WNC.…

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May 2019

May Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

May 14, 2019

Our May Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a presentation from Laurie Goodman, vice president of housing finance policy at the Urban Institute, on cash out refinances. Cash out refinances are a two-edged sword. On one hand, they allow people to monetize their single largest asset— their home equity. On the other hand, cash out refinance mortgages have historically performed much worse than rate/term refinances and have been prone to abuses. Prudently underwritten cash out refinances, and other forms of home equity…

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April 2019

Solutions for Housing Communications 2019

April 16, 2019
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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              On April 16, close to 200 housers and communicators who represented organizations from across the nation that do work in housing finance, advocacy and development attended Solutions for Housing Communications at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Representatives from federal and local government, including representatives from Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also attended. The convening kicked off with a presentation from David Dworkin on our 2018…

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April Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

April 10, 2019

The April Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation by Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, the digital and geospatial director of Mapping Prejudice. Mapping Prejudice uses historical data and mapping software to illuminate how Minneapolis’ past policies racially segregated the city and exacerbated racial disparities experienced today. The City of Minneapolis used the work from Mapping Prejudice to shape Minneapolis 2040, a comprehension plan that will guide the city’s growth and improve housing affordability.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRATrLrO3E   Speaker Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, the digital…

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