Washington is fortunate to boast two strong annual conferences that bring together people and organizations dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our state can live in an affordable home.
Now, Housing Washington and the Conference on Ending Homelessness are excited to announce that we are working on a formal collaboration that will result in a shared venue and overlapping dates in 2020.
While we will have some cross-over programming, each event will remain independent and keep what makes it unique and most valued by participants.
In 2020, look for registration discount opportunities for attending both events (not to mention reduced travel costs), sponsorship opportunities that will reach more than 1,500 participants, and powerhouse speakers to inspire solutions.
“Along with the Department of Commerce, the Commission and the Housing Alliance have collaborated to bring the affordable housing community together for these conferences for years,” said Kim Herman, executive director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. “This is the next step in strengthening that collaboration and I truly believe it will make both events even stronger.”
Rachael Myers, executive director of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, which organizes the Conference on Ending Homelessness, agreed that the collaboration opens new doors to partnership.
“Ending homelessness and meeting our state’s housing needs takes all of us,” she said.
“Solutions should be informed by the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, and most specially people who have experienced housing instability. This will provide a new opportunity to bring everyone together to work for the solutions we need.”