Housing Washington, the leading affordable-housing conference in Washington state, is going virtual with a free, one-day educational event on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
. Registration is now open at www.housingwa.org
will offer a range of live and on-demand learning opportunities, aiming to attract a broad audience to engage in important conversations that drive housing solutions. The conference is offered free of charge this year, courtesy of industry conference sponsors who share a strong commitment to advancing affordable housing in Washington.
Two live keynoters, Dr. Tiffany Manuel, president & CEO of TheCaseMade, and Ijeoma Oluo, Seattle-based writer and speaker, bookmark a range of topical breakout sessions, all focusing on aspects of affordable housing issues during this COVID-19 pandemic and on the systemic racism highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Attendees can join one of 12 concurrent breakout sessions and can return post-event to view additional sessions in an on-demand format.
The event includes a virtual exposition of exhibitors, recognition of extraordinary people and organizations that are positively impacting Washington state’s affordable housing industry, and opportunities to connect and network. Attendance is free, however registration is required to attend the event or view on-demand sessions post-event.
Through a special cross-event collaboration, Housing Washington attendees can also extend their learning at the Conference on Ending Homelessness (COEH), which takes place October 7-8. Housing Washington registrants will receive a special code to enjoy a discount on their COEH registration. For details on the COEH conference visit www.wliha.org/conference
Housing Washington 2020 Program
Opening Live Keynote: Making the Case for Inclusive Communities, Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President & CEO, TheCaseMade
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
· B1: Finding Value in Lives & Property Amid a National Pandemic, Andre Perry, Bookings Institution
· B2: Interface of Housing & Rental Markets, Dr. James Young, University of Washington
· B3: Fair Housing in a COVID Environment, Adria Buchanan, Fair Housing Center of Washington
· B4: Rural Housing in the Face of COVID-19, Marty Miller, Office of Rural & Farmworker Housing
· B5: Advancing Affordable & Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Patience Malaba, Housing Development Consortium
· B6: Moving our Missions Forward: Grounding your Message in Racial Justice, Amy Clark, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
· B7: Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Designed to End Racism, Thomas Stagg, Novogradac
· B8: Voter Suppression, National Election & Impacts on Housing Rights, David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation
· B9: Bending the Curve of Homelessness – Solutions for a Post-Covid World, Dilip Wagle, McKinsey & Company
· B10: Housing Underproduction in Washington, Dr. Michael Wilkerson, ECONorthwest
· B11: Black Millennials to Homeownership with “The House then the Car” Initiative, Antoine Thomas, National Association of Real Estate Brokers
· B12: Developing a Continuum of Housing Options for the Behavioral Health Population, Melodie Pazolt, Health Care Authority; Kira Schneider, Health Care Authority;Milena Stott, Fletcher Group; Melinda Trujillo, Health Care Authority
Closing Live Keynote: Ijeoma Oluo, Seattle-based writer and speaker