Housing Is Summit 2019: Recordings & Materials

CLPHA’s 5th Housing Is Summit Energizes Partners with Electrifying Speakers, Networking, Idea Sharing
On May 16-17, over 300 practitioners, policymakers, executives, and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for CLPHA’s fifth annual Housing Is Summit, an event highlighting collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors. The Summit is a time for partners—current and emerging—to come together to learn from each other, share best practices, and forge new collaborations. At this year’s Summit, we highlighted two critical themes that speak to our reasons for doing this work: Reducing Intergenerational Poverty (Day 1) and Addressing Systemic Disparities (Day 2). We sought to foreground these ideals since they are the broader purpose for doing what we do day in and day out. Attendees left invigorated and ready to continue and begin efforts in their communities.
View Summit session summaries and video recordings below.
Top Left: Dr. Camara Jones delivers keynote remarks on Day Two of the Summit; Top Right: Rep. Barbara Lee opens Day One of the Summit; Bottom Left: Press conference announcing CLPHA's report, “Eliminating Barriers to Postsecondary Success; David Williams Delivers remarks on Day Two of the Summit
Quotes from 2019 Housing Is Summit Attendees

“The information given at plenaries. Thank you for selecting such thoughtful, engaged, and informed speakers!”

“Diverse perspectives, awesome networking opportunities, and great discussions”

“Hearing about different ideas to ameliorate child poverty, talking about importance of dignity”

“The conference is excellently run and very valuable”

“The plenaries were insightful and stressed childhood poverty, which gave me a different lens.”

“…the value of the Summit was getting us to look at our issues differently. That opened up a way to approach my work more effectively!”

“Thank you for hosting. This has been one of the best conferences I have attended both in term so the quality of presenters and general organization. I am looking forward to implementing ideas and attending next year.”


From top:  Kollin Min (Gates Foundation),  and David Fukuzawa (Kresge Foundation) Susan Thomas (Melville Charitable Trust) in the plenary "Philanthropy’s Investment in Long-Term Change;" CLPHA Board President & King County Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Norman; Summit attendees at the event's networking recpetion;  panelists on the Aligning Health and Housing Systems with Data Analytics breakout panel; David Willams (Opportunity Insights) and Colin Groth (StriveTogether) in conversation during the plenary "Neighborhoods Matter: Translating Research to Policy;" Dr. Camara Jones delivers the Summit's keynote address, "Getting to the Root of Health Disparities: Understanding and Addressing Social Inequities"

Summaries and Recordings of Day 1 Plenaries
Summaries and Recordings of Day 2 Plenaries
Education Track
Health Track
Partnership Track

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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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