9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits

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Storytelling & Advocacy [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 6

2:15pm EST

Break-Out Session #1: Breaking New Ground Workshop
Across the country, efforts to address the issues of affordable housing, home repair and homeownership  are gaining traction. The sheer scale of the challenges facing average Americans in finding and maintaining decent housing is pushing these issues onto the national and local political agendas. Yet even with this growing momentum, we need more firepower to move helpful policies, investments and programs forward. We need stronger alignment across stakeholders in our communities and we need greater public support. Dr. Tiffany Manuel, an expert in public will building, will discuss how all of us can take advantage of the current momentum in the field and make a stronger case for our work. This plenary will be followed by a interactive break-out session by the same title.

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Dr. Tiffany Manuel

President and CEO, TheCaseMade
Dr. Tiffany Manuel is the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, a woman and minority-owned business dedicated to helping leaders powerfully and intentionally make the case for systems change. The Mercury News called her "a rock star in the affordable housing world." She'll be coming to us from the Washington, DC area.Trained as a social scientist... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Cattails C & D
Thursday, November 7

1:15pm EST

Break-Out Session #3: The Last Outhouse
With the recent foreclosure crisis and the rise of housing affordability problems, concerns around substandard and dilapidated homes may have waned or been pushed into the background. Long-term efforts to improve housing conditions have resulted in dramatic reductions in the most egregious housing deficiencies. But, a large number of homes without working plumbing are located in rural and small town areas. In some rural communities, especially on Native American lands, the incidence of homes lacking basic plumbing can exceed 20 times the national rate. Lance will share about HAC's capital and public relations campaign to fund and publicize a multifaceted initiative with the goal of eliminating outhouses and inadequate plumbing in this country. It will include both public and private funders/resources and be implemented through local community-based housing organizations. ReFrame organizations are invited to help strategize, plan, and implement this unique approach to a persistent problem that has an achievable solution.

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Housing Assistance Council

Housing Assistance Council
The Housing Assistance Council is a national nonprofit organization that helps build homes and communities across rural America; they are based in Washington, DC. Lance George is a member of the ReFrame Association Advocacy Task Force. He will be presenting a session called "The Last... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Cattails E & F