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How Housing Matters Conference

How Housing Matters Conference Panelists

7:30 – 8:30 am
Registration
Coffee, tea, juice and light refreshments provided

8:30 – 9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks
Chase Rynd, president and executive director, National Building Museum
Julia Stasch
, vice president, U.S. Programs, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Honorable Raphael Bostic, assistant secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

9:00 – 9:30 am
Keynote Conversation
The Honorable Shaun Donovan, secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

9:30 – 11:00 am
Housing as a Platform for Education
The panel will examine the importance of stable, affordable housing to education and discuss innovative policies and programs that connect housing with high quality schools and education programs.
Molly Calhoun
, executive director, the Bridge Project
Greg Giornelli
, president and COO, Purpose Built Communities
Heather Schwartz
, associate policy research, Rand Corporation
Charity Smith,
former assistant commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education
Luke Tate
, senior advisor for Urban Policy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Moderated by Kristin Siglin, vice president, policy, Housing Partnership Network

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break and refreshments 

 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Housing as Platform for Economic Opportunity
Panelists will explore possible linkages between stable, affordable housing with increased income, as well as job opportunities and supports.
Ron Ashford
, director, Public Housing Supportive Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deven Carlson
, graduate affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Martina Gillis
, 2005 homebuyer graduate of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program
James Riccio
, director, Low-Wage Workers and Communities Policy Area, MRDC
Nancy Scull
, program coordinator, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Montgomery County, Maryland
Moderated by Jeffrey Lubell, executive director, Center for Housing Policy

12:45 – 2:15 pm
Networking Lunch 

2:15 – 2:45 pm
How Housing Matters Research Network Overview
Thomas Cook
, professor of Sociology, Psychology, Education, and Social Policy, Northwestern University

2:45 – 4:15 pm
Housing as a Platform for Health
The panel will discuss how quality, safe and stable housing can lead to improved physical and mental health outcomes for children, families and older adults, and practical models for providing health services and supports that may lead to cost savings to the nation’s health system.
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
, associate director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University
Nancy Eldridge
, executive director, Cathedral Square Corporation
Gavin Kennedy
, director, Long-Term Care Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jens Ludwig
, professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago Law School
Dr. Megan Sandel
, research scientist and pediatrician, Children’s Health Watch
Tom Slemmer
, president and CEO, National Church Residencies
Moderated by the Honorable Raphael Bostic, assistant secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

4:15 – 4:30 pm
Break and refreshments

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Evidence to Policy and Practice
Leading voices from field will reflect on the day’s conversations and future directions for policy and practice.
Nancy Andrews, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
Xavier Briggs
, associate professor of Sociology and Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Derek Douglas
, special assistant to the President on Urban Affairs, the White House
Frances Ferguson
, senior manager, National Real Estate Programs, Neighborworks America
Sandra Newman
, professor of Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Michael Stegman
, director of policy and housing, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Moderated by the Honorable Erika Poethig, deputy assistant secretary, Office of Policy Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

5:30 pm
Conference concludes

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