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Foundations for the Future of Housing Conference

October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019

On October 28 – 30, join industry leaders at The Foundations for the Future of Housing Conference. NHC has partnered with Urban Institute in this endeavor and will host the opening night’s reception on the evening of Monday, October 28.

This conference seeks to envision new pathways for addressing current and future challenges in affordable housing to bolster economic success and well-being for families and communities. Join current and emerging leaders to spark new thinking, generate bold ideas and learn about practical tools from within and outside the housing field to design solutions and tell the story of our collective vision.

Though this event will be invitation-only, we welcome invitees to bring up to 10 members of their team and partner organizations to attend the conference and participate in a design challenge. Please email with any questions.

As part of this collaboration, NHC is offering scholarships to 30 emerging leaders in housing to attend this event who will be chosen through an essay (350-500 words) contest on: Why housing matters and how to invoke better outcomes.

Winning recipients receive:

  • Registration to the conference and reception
  • Three (3) night’s stay in Chicago at host hotel – Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
  • $250 travel stipend
  • One-year membership into NHC’s Emerging Leaders for Affordable Housing

NHC is accepting applications for emerging leaders to attend the conference with support for travel expenses. Deadline for essay submission is August 7, 2019.  Learn more and apply here.


Please email Antoinette Sykes at for any submission questions.


October 28, 2019
October 30, 2019


Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel


National Housing Conference