More Choices for More Families: Sixth National Conference on Housing Mobility - Metropolitan Planning Council

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More Choices for More Families: Sixth National Conference on Housing Mobility

July 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This is a past event

University of Illinois
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
3rd Floor, Illinois A & B

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If you are interested in accessing the presentation materials, please download this annotated agenda.

Groundbreaking pilot programs and recent research studies have begun to point to more cost-effective ways to help low-income families—especially those with young children—live in communities with safe streets, good jobs and high-performing schools. At the same time, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected to issue new guidelines for fair housing. It’s the right time to consider new policies and approaches that will give families the tools they need to choose—and thrive in—communities with opportunities.

Join leading national researchers, policy experts and housing mobility practitioners to learn and share best practices for improved and expanded housing mobility initiatives. Conference sessions will include profiles of new programs and successful mobility practices; new social science research on the impacts of housing mobility and the mechanisms of segregation in the voucher program; and the evolving regulatory landscape in the Housing Choice Voucher, Choice Neighborhoods, Rental Assistance Demonstration and Moving to Work programs. Please see the agenda for more information!

A reception will follow the conference from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

A discounted hotel rate of $229/night will be available for conference attendees at the Palmer House Hilton on the nights of July 15 and 16.

The Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance will be hosting a reception the evening before the conference. Please join us at the Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn #1400, Chicago, at 5:30 p.m.

Please note that because of security protocols at the event location, all attendees must register ahead of time for the conference. If you have any questions about registering, please contact Angie Leyva at 312 863-6017 or For questions about conference content, contact Breann Gala at 312 863 6029 or bgala@metroplanning.orgRegistration closes when filled or on Tuesday, July 14, at noon.

Co-sponsored by PRRAC, Chicagoland’s Metropolitan Planning Council, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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