2017 HJN Meeting Materials

Below are the conference materials for the Housing Justice Network National Meeting held in Washington, D.C. on October 12-14, 2017.

Agenda for One-Day Training for New Practitioners
NHLP’s restructured federal housing training provided two opportunities to learn with the nation’s top experts on the
programs. An expert team of housing advocates provided a comprehensive overview of the federal housing programs over three 90-minute webinar sessions on September 19, 2017 as Part One of the program. Part Two was a live session at the HJN Meeting in Washington D.C. where NHLP was joined by a team of HJN experts, each one a highly-experienced housing attorney, to explore past the basics and engage in interactive learning.

National Meeting Agenda and Workshop Descriptions
Agenda at a Glance
Agenda with Workshop Descriptions

Plenary 1: Race, Segregation and Housing
Plenary 2: Litigation for Social Change


1A. Combating Tenant Blacklisting Based on Housing Court Records
1B. Don’t Shut Me Out – Accessible Housing for People with Disabilities
1C. Advanced LIHTC Advocacy
1D. Environmental Toxins and Housing Justice

2A. Fair Market Rents: Advocacy and Implications
2B. VAWA Implementation and Enforcement in an Age of Uncertainty
2C. Innovative Approaches to Preserving HUD Multifamily Housing
2D. MTW Expansion and Evaluation

3A. Tax Credit Preservation – Preventing Early Release of LIHTC Properties
3B. Local Nuisance and Crime-free Ordinances
3C. Renters’ Rights in Foreclosed Properties
3D. E-RAD-icating Public Housing- What You Need to Know about RAD

4A. LGBT Housing Rights
4B. AFFH Sandwich – Implementation Lessons and the Future of AFFH Rule
4C. Section 8 Voucher Termination – Judicial Review
4D. The Day Has Come – Resurgence of Housing Civil Rights to Counsel Movement

5A. Protecting Tenant Privacy under an Anti-Immigrant Administration
5B. A Home on Re-entry: Challenging Housing Barriers for People with Criminal Records
5C. Housing Choice Vouchers – Update on Federal Policy and Funding
5D. Housing Not Handcuffs – Opposing Criminalization of Homelessness

6A. Combating Displacement with Litigation and Advocacy
6B. Fair Housing Rights of Immigrant and Limited-English Proficient Populations
6C. Advocacy Strategies to End Lead Poisoning and Asthma in Housing
6D. Challenging Eviction Rent Deposit Requirements