As we head into the holidays, many of us are ready to put this year behind us. 2020 was marked by challenges we could have never anticipated going into the year. The National Housing Conference hopes to provide the antidote to this chaotic landscape with our Solutions for Affordable Housing online convening on Tuesday, December 1.
We are delighted to bring together an incredible group of leaders from across the housing space to discuss strategies that are going to allow us to make 2021 a great year for affordable housing. #Solutions2020 will take place just in time to reenergize you after the Thanksgiving break for a busy December as housers make their last push of the year to try to get Congress to pass another stimulus package and finally get federal rental assistance over the line.
We’ve assembled a diverse lineup of speakers who will discuss bipartisan policy and legislative solutions that lie ahead as we plan to tackle big issues in 2021. From veteran policy leaders like Maurice Jones, president and CEO of Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, and Buzz Roberts, president and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, to state practitioners representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, and leaders in the lender community from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, we’re excited to showcase the full spectrum of views and stakeholders that advocate for, fund and deliver housing solutions to 330 million Americans day-in and day-out.
I invite you to take a look at the agenda NHC has prepared to focus on solutions to the Black homeownership gap, affordable rental and housing supply crises, and a fresh agenda to make a real impact in reducing homelessness in America. We’re also addressing the policy and legislative issues that will be top-of-mind in January 2021, like what’s on the legislative agenda for the 117th Congress and the prospects for a unified Community Reinvestment Act rulemaking. #Solutions2020 will also include a discussion of housing policy priorities under the incoming Biden administration, and we are excited to be joined by veteran housing leader, NHC Board of Governors Chair and Housing Partnership Equity Trust President and CEO Anne McCulloch.
During every panel, attendees will have an opportunity to not only take down the insights of our speakers but also ask their own questions. And while I share in the 2020 collective Zoom fatigue, our team at NHC and our incredible speakers have worked very hard this year to organize lively and engaging discussions you won’t hear anywhere else.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to register today. Whether you’re a lender, an advocate, a nonprofit, a government official, a researcher or a student, you’ll finish the day with actionable tools and ideas for a much better year ahead.