Participants will discuss anticipated changes to federal rules that require municipalities, counties and housing authorities to prevent housing discrimination and promote integration
(Chicago ...) To identify and promote the most effective ways to assist low-income families to live in higher opportunity communities, leading policy experts from across the nation will meet in Chicago July 15 and 16 for the 6th National Conference on Housing Mobility, hosted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Metropolitan Planning Council and Poverty & Race Research Action Council.
Some 47 million Americans live in high-poverty city and suburban communities. Groundbreaking pilot programs and research studies have identified effective ways to assist families (especially with young children) to live in communities with good jobs, high-performing schools, safe streets, and better access to transit. This summer, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected to issue new guidelines for fair housing, to give more families the tools they need to choose—and thrive in—communities like these.
At the 6th National Conference on Housing Mobility, participants will discuss the impact of pending changes ushered in by the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, as well as changes to federal housing assistance, such as the Housing Choice Voucher, Choice Neighborhoods, Rental Assistance Demonstration and Moving to Work programs. They also will spotlight emerging best practices in the field, including in the Chicago region.
Participants may register for the conference via Eventbrite through Tuesday, July 14, at noon.
Members of the media are welcome to attend free of charge. Please register by contacting MPC Communications Director Mandy Burrell Booth, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-863-6018.
What: “More Choices for More Families: Sixth National Conference on Housing Mobility,” to bring together leading national researchers, policy experts and practitioners to learn and share best practices for improved and expanded housing mobility initiatives
Who: Hosted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Metropolitan Planning Council and Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)
MarySue Barrett - Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago
Eugene Jones Jr. – Chicago Housing Authority
Margery Austin Turner - The Urban Institute
Dolores Acevedo Garcia - Brandeis University
Barbara Samuels – ACLU-Maryland
Stefanie Deluca - Johns Hopkins University
Seth Embry - Housing Opportunity Program, Philadelphia
Maria Krysan - University of Illinois-Chicago
Eva Rosen - Harvard University
Sheryl Seiling - Cook County Housing Authority
Breann Gala - Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago
Stephen Norman - King County Housing Authority
Robin Snyderman - BRicK LLC, Chicago
Antonio Riley - HUD Regional Administrator, Region V
Katherine O’Regan – HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
Gustavo Velasquez – HUD Office of Fair Housing
Phil Tegeler – PRRAC
Heather Schwartz – RAND Corporation
Christine Klepper - Housing Choice Partners, Chicago
Demetria McCain - Inclusive Communities Project, Dallas
Peter Rosenblatt - Loyola University-Chicago
Alison Bell Schuman - Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership
Barbara Sard - Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Becky Primeaux - HUD Office of Public and Indian Housing
Amy Ginger – HUD Office of Public and Indian Housing
Alexander Polikoff - BPI
George Williams – HUD Office of Fair Housing
Ianna Kachoris – John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
When & Where:
Reception: Wednesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1400, Chicago
Conference: Thursday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., University of Illinois, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. 3rd Floor, Illinois A & B, Chicago
The Housing Mobility conference is co-sponsored by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Metropolitan Planning Council and Poverty & Race Research Action Council, with generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.