Capitol Hill Briefing Recording: "Housing. Education. Health: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Life Outcomes for Low-Income Americans"

Date Published: 
March 25th, 2024

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities’ (CLPHA) Housing Is Initiative and the Moving to Work (MTW) Collaborative, held a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill entitled “Housing. Education. Health: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Life Outcomes for Low-Income Americans.”  



Featuring opening remarks from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, this briefing showcased the important cross-sector work CLPHA and MTW Collaborative public housing authority members are undertaking in their communities to help improve life outcomes for low-income individuals and families. Our panelists provided expert insight into ways to approach legislative solutions to the challenges our members face in providing crucial services for our nation’s most vulnerable populations. 

Featured Panelists and Topics: 

  • Homelessness: Douglas Guthrie, President and CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, California 
  • Education and Housing: April Black, Executive Director, Tacoma Housing Authority of Tacoma, Washington (slides)
  • Behavioral Health: Karen DuBois-Walton, PhD, President, Elm City Communities of New Haven, Connecticut (slides)
  • Supportive Housing: Mark Gillett, Executive Director, Oklahoma City Housing Authority of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
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