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Monday, March 11 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Affordable housing and the 2020 election cycle

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Affordable housing is shaping up to be a defining issue as we approach the 2020 election cycle. Multiple presidential-hopefuls have already introduced affordable housing policy proposals. But what distinguishes these proposals from one another? How do we make sure our priorities for community investment remain central election issues? Hear national housing policy experts weigh in with analysis of new proposals from Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

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Brent Kakesako

Executive Director, Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development
Brent Kakesako feels humbled to co-learn alongside communities across Hawai’i and beyond and blessed with an awesome team he supports as best he can. He is driven by his family upbringing, the connection he feels to Hawai’i and his initial eye-opening community engagement experiences... Read More →


Samantha Booth

Government Relations Manager, Housing Assistance Council

Elayne Weiss

Senior Policy Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Elayne Weiss is a senior policy analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). In her position at NLIHC, Elayne advocates for increased funding for federal housing programs and is responsible for NLIHC’s work in the areas of criminal justice reform, homelessness and... Read More →

Kyle Williams

Director, Financial & Housing Policy, National Urban League
Kyle Williams is the Director of Financial & Housing Policy at the National Urban League. Kyle leads the organization's policy efforts to help low income families and communities of color gain access to traditional financial services, products and jobs. He works closely with the organization’s... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT