The 27th Affordable Housing Conference
October 6, 2020 | Virtual Event
Housing Washington is Washington state’s most significant resource for affordable housing guidance, innovation, and solutions. Led by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, the annual conference enhances the skills, vision, and understanding of professionals working in affordable housing in Washington state and challenges them to work toward racial equity and social justice.
The event presents a comprehensive educational program, including special events and networking opportunities, designed to cultivate conversations, collaborations, and productive engagement to advance an affordable housing agenda that serves to break down barriers for people of color and others who have been systemically excluded.
HOUSING WASHINGTON 2020 GOES VIRTUAL
Amidst continued requirements around physical distancing and to ensure the safety of our conference attendees, the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and Washington Low Income Housing Alliance will hold their respective fall conferences virtually this year.
While we will miss gathering in person with our conference attendees, we are excited to make quality conference programming and networking opportunities accessible to a wider audience than ever before.
This year’s transition also means some changes to the planned collaboration between Housing Washington and the Conference on Ending Homelessness, which was to debut this fall with a shared venue and overlapping programming. Instead, in 2020, both events will cross-promote each other’s virtual programming and will look forward to the launch of a formal partnership in the fall of 2021.
Housing Washington will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The event will be free to attend, opening doors to expanded access to educational content through on-demand and live sessions. Programming will be focused on impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the affordable housing industry and populations served, including communities of color and others severely impacted.
The Conference on Ending Homelessness will take place Wednesday and Thursday, October 7-8, 2020, just following Housing Washington. Deeply discounted registration rates will be announced in the coming weeks and a further discount will be extended to Housing Washington registrants. The live event will offer attendees opportunities to learn from each other, exchange ideas and share advice, get inspired and re-energized, and organize to grow the movement to end homelessness in Washington and beyond.