Annual Summit for Housing Changemakers

& 2023 Housing Underproduction™ in the U.S. report release

Registration is Closed

October 11-12th, 2023

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2023


location_on National Press Club | 529 14th St NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Welcome & Networking Reception

Join us the evening before the conference for networking, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks, and hear from special guests, the Honorable Greg Gianforte, Governor of Montana, and the Honorable Troy Hashimoto, Hawai'i State Representative for District 10.

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The Honorable Greg Gianforte

Governor of Montana

The Honorable Troy Hashimoto

Hawai'i State Representative - District 10

Lesli Gooch, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer

Thursday, October 12th, 2023

10:00am- 10:45am EST

location_on Main Ballroom

Opening Plenary and Keynote

Renowned author and policy thinker Richard Kahlenberg will open the day with discussion of his new book, Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don't See.

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Richard Kahlenberg

Author of Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don't See

Jolie Milstein

President and CEO, New York State Association for Affordable Housing

Makada Henry-Nickie

Research Director of Housing Finance Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute

Roger Heim

Chief Financial Officer, Vitus Group, LLC

10:45am-12:00pm EST

location_on Main Ballroom

2023 Housing Underproduction™ in the U.S. Report Release

We will release the findings of our signature annual research report covering Housing Underproduction during the height of the pandemic.

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Bryan Greene

Vice President of Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®

The Honorable Katie Cristol

Former Board Chair, Arlington County, Virginia

A.J. Herrmann

Director, Policy & Program Innovation, Accelerator for America

Julie Smith

Chief Administrative Officer, The Bozzuto Group

Tim Cornwell

Principal, The Concord Group

12:00pm-1:00pm EST

location_on Main Ballroom

Lunch and Keynote

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The Honorable Greg Gianforte

Governor of Montana

Angela Brooks

President of American Planning Association, and Director, Illinois, Corporation for Supportive Housing

1:10pm-2:10pm EST

location_on Holeman Lounge and First Amendment Lounge

Transited Oriented Development- The Housing Choice Act in Massachusetts

Legalizing housing near transit is a promising solution to the supply crisis, however transit oriented bills in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California, and New York have recently failed. But in Massachusetts, transit oriented provisions in the Livable Communities Act passed and are now law. In this discussion, we'll hear from leaders in policy, advocacy, and practice to uncover the work behind the scenes that led to the successful passage of this important bill.

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Mike Kennealy

Former Secretary, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of M.A.

Rachel Heller

Chief Executive Officer, Citizens' Housing and Planning Association 

Taylor Trenchard

Chief of Staff, Office of Massachusetts State Senator Brendan Crighton

Andy Huntoon

Managing Director, Northeast Division of Trammell Crow Residential

Dr. Mike Wilkerson

Senior Economist, ECONorthwest

Housing Production for Homeownership

The price of ownership housing has skyrocketed, locking many first-time homebuyers out of the market. This expert panel will discuss solutions in policy and practice to expand the availability of products for homeownership.

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Nicholas Julian

Senior Program Manager, Land Use at National Association of Home Builders

Ed Pinto, J.D.

Senior Fellow and Director, American Enterprise Institute Housing Center

Priya Jayachandran

CEO, National Housing Trust

Adam Zaranko

Executive Director, Albany County Land Bank Corporation

Mike Signer

North America Policy Director, Airbnb

2:20pm-3:20pm EST

location_on Holeman Lounge and First Amendment Lounge

Big Wins in Housing Policy

This session will unpack key legislative wins and losses for promising statewide pro-housing policies. We’ll examine what helped the Live Local Act in Florida and Senate Bills 245, 323, 382, 406, and 528 in Montana, and why ambitious proposals like the Housing Compact in New York and SB 213 in Colorado didn’t quite make it across the finish line – yet.

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Danielle Gonzalez

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Andrew Fine

Policy Director, Open New York

Ashon Nesbitt

CEO, Florida Housing Coalition

Matt Frommer

Senior Transportation Associate, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

Dillon Lorda

Director, AEW

Off the Record: A Conversation on Federal Housing Policy

Join this off-the-record discussion with key Congressional staff to discover the paths to passage for the Housing Supply and Affordability Act, the Yes in My Backyard Act, and the Build More Housing Near Transit Act.

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Elayne Weiss

Special Policy Advisor, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Madison Moskowitz

Senior Advisor, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Ryan Fecteau

Senior Advisor, Community Development & Strategic Initiatives, Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, State of Maine

Robert Ordway

Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

Greg Brown

SVP Government Affairs, National Apartment Association

3:30pm-4:15pm EST

location_on Main Ballroom

Key Remarks

Sara Bronin will discuss how preservation can help close the housing underproduction gap.

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The Honorable Sara C. Bronin

Chair, Council on Historic Preservation

Cy Richardson

Senior Vice President, National Urban League

4:15pm-5:00pm EST

location_on Main Ballroom

Closing Plenary

Hawai'i State House Representative Ryan Hashimoto will highlight the urgent connection between America's housing crisis and the escalating threat of climate change, a grim reality underscored by the recent devastating wildfire in Maui that destroyed hundreds of homes. Representative Hashimoto will make the case that pro-housing policies are not just crucial for solving the housing crisis, but are also vital tools for achieving environmental sustainability and building climate resilience.

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The Honorable Troy Hashimoto

Hawai'i State Representative - District 10

Therese Fitzgerald

Executive Editor, Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News

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