Okay, so this is a little late in coming – the NHC Budget Conference was on Friday, March 12 – but I’m hoping you’ll find this informative nonetheless.
The NHC Budget Forum was, per usual, an extraordinarily well-run event. This year, NHC hosted Raphael Bostic of the Department of Housing and Urban Development as the keynote speaker.
Panelists, covering the different parts of the HUD budget, included Jonathan Horowitz of HUD, Sheila Crowley of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Sarah Wartell of the Center for American Progress, and our own Nan Roman. Her testimony (about 10 minutes) on the proposed McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance programs and other federal homelessness investments right here.
Opening and closing remarks were offered by the new incoming executive director of the NHC, Maureen Friar. Outgoing executive director and innovative leader in the housing and homelessness fields Conrad Egan was recognized by all the panelists, speakers and several invitees at the forum.
If you’re feeling REALLY die-hard, you can check out the Raphael Bostic’s entire PowerPoint presentation on President Obama’s proposed FY2011 HUD budget here (courtesy of NHC.