NAHB, NAACP, NEA Symposium to Address Affordable Housing
NAHB, the NAACP and the National Education Association (NEA) will co-host a symposium on housing affordability in November to develop a broad national coalition that understands and voices support for housing issues at the local level.
Housing organizations, civil rights groups, labor organizations, business groups, non-profit organizations and representatives of local, state and federal government attending the symposium will compile a tool box of techniques and programs that local coalitions can use to help improve housing affordability.
The symposium will be held at the Marvin Center on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 5-6.
The policy recommendations developed at the symposium and endorsed by the participating organizations will be forwarded to the policy community, key government agencies, and those institutions — public and private — that are best positioned to act on them.
NAHB has long been committed to providing housing for Americans across the economic spectrum.
In March, NAHB and the NAACP co-hosted a roundtable discussion on housing affordability. The participants — leaders of some of the nation’s leading housing organizations — considered the causes of the problem and potential responses. The roundtable served as an organizing session for the larger symposium next month.
For more information or to attend, e-mail Blake Smith at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8583.