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  • SUNDAY, MARCH 26
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 26

    Plenary Session

    Opening Plenary Session, Part 1: The Washington Report

    • John Bohm, Acting CEO, Senior Director, Congressional Relations, Public Affairs and Field Operations, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D.C. ;
    • Georgi Banna, Director, Policy and Program Development, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D.C. ;
    • Tushar Gurjal, Housing Policy Analyst, Policy and Program Development, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D.C. ;
    • Tess Hembree, Field Coordinator/Legislative Liaison, Congressional Relations, Public Affairs and Field Operations, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D.C. ;
    • Jenny Hsu, Community Development Policy Analyst, Policy and Program Development, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D.C. ;
    • Eric Oberdorfer, Policy Advisor, Policy and Program Development, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Washington, D.C.
    Join NAHRO’s Congressional Relations and Policy teams as we kick-off the conference with an overview on all the latest news from Capitol Hill, HUD, and the White House. This session will articulate NAHRO’s key legislative and policy priorities for 2017, including a sensible tax reform proposal which protects and enhances the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC); an infrastructure bill which takes the nation’s need for decent, affordable rental housing into account (including support for our aging federal inventory); and a robust regulatory reform agenda.

    Handout 1 - Opening Plenary Session, Part 1: The Washington Report

    Opening Plenary Session, Part 2: Perspectives on the Federal Budget 2017

    • Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director, The Concord Coalition, Arlington, VA ;
    • Josh Bivens, Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Washington, D.C.
    This session will provide attendees with a detailed look at the issues likely to arise as Congress begins its annual processes of agreeing on a government wide budget resolution and later funding for all cabinet level agencies. Hear different points of view from national budget experts about the nation’s budget challenges and ways to address those challenges. This popular session is a must for those interested in big picture issues such as the federal deficit as well as monetary policy, the impact of foreign debt, and how these issues affect fiscal decision-making.

    Handout 1 - Opening Plenary Session, Part 2: Perspectives on the Federal Budget 2017

    Handout 2 - Opening Plenary Session, Part 2: Perspectives on the Federal Budget 2017

    Handout 2 - Opening Plenary Session, Part 2: Perspectives on the Federal Budget 2017