Housing Is Summit

Building Partnerships Across Sectors to Improve Life Outcomes

May 16-17, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities' (CLPHA) annual Housing Is Summit will be held on May 16-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 
The 2019 Housing Is Summit is a unique opportunity to connect with other leaders across systems and silos to forge new partnerships, explore innovative ideas, and develop solutions to improve education and life outcomes. Highlighting the ways we can transform systems to better serve low-income people, the Summit will offer two days of plenary speakers/panels, breakout sessions, and caucus discussions devoted to intersectional thinking and opportunities for action.
Join us in May to advance collaborative approaches that increase opportunities for low-income individuals, families, and communities.
Keynote Speaker: Rep. Barbara Lee

CLPHA to Feature Childhood Poverty Reduction Solutions at Housing Is Summit

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) Will Offer Introductory Remarks to Opening Plenary Session on Childhood Poverty Reduction Strategies


Two teams of researchers have proposed ambitious policy solutions that would cut childhood poverty in America by 40 – 50 percent over current levels. CLPHA is pleased to feature their work during the opening plenary session of CLPHA’s Housing is Summit on Thursday, May 16.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Camara Jones

Public Health Leader Dr. Camara Jones to Deliver Keynote Address at 2019 Housing Is Summit


CLPHA is pleased to announce that renowned physician, epidemiologist, researcher, and activist Dr. Camara Jones will be a keynote speaker at our fifth annual Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C., May 16-17. Dr. Jones will open day two of the conference exploring the need to address social determinants of health to reduce health disparities as well as the interdisciplinary nature of a strong safety net.

Distinguished Speaker: David A. Williams

​At our 2018 Summit, more than 260 committed professionals from the housing, education, health, government, and foundation sectors came together to share expertise and learn from one another.

The 2018 Summit brought national policy leaders including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson who presented a keynote address that touched on some of HUD’s efforts to work across sectors with other federal agencies.  

Attendees Told Us: 


“Perfect timing for the work we need to do in our community.”


“Together, we are more powerful!”


“Partnerships are key, and we can learn from each other. Maintaining and nurturing relationships with partners are important.”


“The Housing Is platform is redefining how we do our work and is needed now more than ever.”

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The Housing Is Initiative, led by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, helps build a future where systems work together to improve life outcomes.

Fragmented service delivery systems and sioed policymaking often fail to address the needs of low-income individuals and families holistically, resulting in stagnant outcomes and costly inefficiencies. CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative is based on the premise that systems can better meet these needs and improve life outcomes when they work together.



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