The New England Housing Network Annual Conference will be held on on Friday, December 12th at the Sheraton Needham in Needham, MA. This year’s special guest speaker will be Congressman Barney Frank (Retired), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007-2011. National advocates scheduled to be present include:
Joe Belden, Deputy Executive Director, Housing Assistance Council
Barbara Burnham, Vice President for Federal Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Linda Couch, Senior Vice President for Policy, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Chris Estes, President and CEO, National Housing Conference
Barbara Sard, Vice President for Housing Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Diane Yentel, Vice President of Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners
More about the conference:
What can we expect from the Administration and Congress with respect to housing policy and funding this term? How can we use the tools we have to confront problems such as chronic homelessness? Are there innovative ways for us to think about sustainability and health and housing issues? Should we be changing the way we talk about housing needs to our national and local officials and the press? These are some of the questions we will confront at the 2014 New England Housing Network conference.
Join housing advocates, developers, housing authorities, government officials, tenants, lenders, service providers, attorneys, and many others involved in the creation, management, and preservation of affordable housing from all six New England states for a one-day conference dealing with issues critical to our region. Conference participants will hear the latest information from national and local experts, and share innovative ideas on affordable housing and community development initiatives.
Our day will include plenary sessions featuring an overview of federal budget and legislative concerns, chronic homelessness, and messaging; a lunch plenary featuring Medicaid Officials from all six New England states; a choice of a specialized workshop; and the opportunity to engage with advocates across our six state region.
To download the full conference brochure click here. To register for the conference click here. Registration deadline is November 28th and a special hotel rate for conference attendees at the Sheraton Needham has been extended to December 1st.