NACCED Summer Meeting: Moving Forward Together
On July 14-16, NACCED is hosting some of community development and affordable housing's best speakers and thinkers to discuss the state of things in 2020: what we've been through, and how to move forward. With an emphasis on how to ensure housing for the lowest-income Americans among us, as well as what local governments can do to spur economic growth post-pandemic, join us to hear from Alan Mallach (Center for Community Progress), Diane Yentel (NLIHC), and Peggy Bailey (Center for Budget and Policy Priorities).
Tuesday, 7/14, 2 pm eastern: Alan Mallach, "Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst: What Comes After COVID-19?"
The COVID-19 pandemic is winding down in many parts of the United States, and much of the country is slowly going back to work. Yet, the aftermath will be with us, potentially for many years. The coming years may bring extended high unemployment, instability for homeowners, tenants and landlords and small business closings that will put great stress on the social, economic and physical fabric of our communities. And we can expect that the stresses will be greatest in lower-income neighborhoods, and communities of color. Alan Mallach will walk participants through the forces driving these impacts, and the nature of the potential impacts, and explore how community and economic development practitioners can best go about anticipating them and developing constructive, creative responses. View Alan’s Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst report here.
Wednesday, 7/15, 2 pm eastern: Diane Yentel, "Ensuring Housing Stability During and After COVID-19"
Even before the coronavirus came to this country, 8 million of the lowest income renter families paid over half their income towards rent leaving them one financial emergency away from eviction and, in worst cases, homelessness. For many of these families, COVID-19 is that financial emergency. Eviction moratoriums are expiring, state and local rental assistance programs are being quickly depleted, and Congress has yet to act on a comprehensive solution. In this session, Diane will talk about what’s at stake, what Congress should do, what state and local governments are doing to respond, and how we can leverage this moment to achieve long-term change to end homelessness and housing instability.
Thursday, 7/16, 2 pm eastern: Peggy Bailey, "Housing and Health in 2020"
COVID-19 and the Intersection of Health and Housing: Now and in the Future
It is common knowledge within the public health community that the zip code a child grows up in is a strong predictor of their health outcomes as an adult. Unfortunately, the phenomenon of racial and income segregation means that the zip codes with the worst outcomes, too often, are predominately communities where the majority of residents are people of color. Housing quality, environmental hazards, housing affordability, and community disinvestment by policymakers are all factors that play a role in people’s health and overall well-being. COVID-19 accelerated the impact of poor housing and neighborhood conditions, and what normally materializes for people over a lifetime, came to fruition within a matter of weeks or months. Peggy Bailey will highlight the disparate outcomes people of color and other populations are seeing related to COVID-19, the role housing and neighborhoods play, and ideas for what can be done to mitigate the current crisis and prevent future ones. Read CBPP's The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response.
Download the agenda here!
Register once and you can attend any session. Free and open to NACCED members and nonmembers!