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September 2016

Housing Washington conference returns for 23rd year

Four keynote speakers and Gov. Jay Inslee will highlight the 23rd annual Housing Washington conference on Oct. 4-6. Registration is open for the nationally recognized forum, which will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

The program also includes a sponsor showcase fair and the presentation of the "Friend of Housing" awards. Various registration options are available, with early registration fees offered until Sept. 20.

Keynote speakers include Matthew Desmond, author of the new book, Evicted; John Powell, an international expert on civil rights and director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; David Bradley, executive director of the National Community Action Foundation, and TV personality Touré, an music journalist and cultural critic.

A special clinic to explore HUD's new assessment of Fair Housing Guidelines will be held when the conference closes. It is open to conference registrants and sponsors for an addition $50 fee.

The conference is presented by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and State of Washington Department of Commerce in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance.

Housing Washington 2016 Conference flyer