How Housing Matters Conference: HUD Secretary Julián Castro Joins Key Leaders and Experts to Discuss Relationship of Stable Housing to Education, Health, and Seniors

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WHAT

On October 16, 2014, the National Building Museum, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Office of Policy Development and Research, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Housing Conference will host a day-long event to explore how having stable, secure, and affordable housing affects child development and education, physical and mental health, and long-term economic success. Key leaders, researchers, practitioners, and advocates from housing, education, health, and economic development will discuss these connections and improving outcomes for individuals with local, state, and federal policymakers.

For a complete agenda, see: here.

WHEN

Thursday, October 16, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro will participate in a keynote conversation from 9:00 – 9:45 am.

WHERE

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

WHO

Featured speakers include:

Julián Castro, U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Luke Tate, senior policy advisor for urban affairs and economic mobility, White House Domestic Policy Council
Julia Stasch, interim president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Barbara Sard, vice president for housing policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Jennifer Molinsky, research associate, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
Nadya Chinoy Dabby, assistant deputy secretary for Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Jonathan Rose, president, Jonathan Rose Companies

See here for a full list of speakers.

MEDIA CONTACT

Press registration is required. To RSVP, for more information or to receive text of papers under discussion in advance, contact Sara Durr, 202.215.1811 or sara@durrcommunications.com.

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. The Foundation's How Housing Matters research initiative has invested $25 million over five years to better understand the connection between affordable housing and other social and economic outcomes. More information is at www.macfound.org/housingmatters.

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world we build for ourselves. Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org. Connect with us on Twitter: @BuildingMuseum and Facebook.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov. You can also follow HUD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.

The National Housing Conference (NHC) represents a diverse membership of housing stakeholders including tenant advocates, mortgage bankers, nonprofit and for-profit home builders, property managers, policy practitioners, Realtors®, equity investors, and more, all of whom share a commitment to safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America. We are the nation’s oldest housing advocacy organization, dedicated to the affordable housing mission since our founding in 1931. We are a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together our broad-based membership to advocate on housing issues. For more information please visit www.nhc.org or connect with us on Twitter @NHCandCenter.

Contacts

National Building Museum
Media Contact:
Sara Durr, 202-215-1811
sara@durrcommunications.com
or
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Media Contact:
Audrey Chang, 202-295-8779
audrey.chang@harbourgrp.com

Release Summary

The National Building Museum hosts a day-long event to explore how having stable, secure, affordable housing affects child development & education, physical & mental health, and long-term success.

Contacts

National Building Museum
Media Contact:
Sara Durr, 202-215-1811
sara@durrcommunications.com
or
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Media Contact:
Audrey Chang, 202-295-8779
audrey.chang@harbourgrp.com