2018 Washington Conference Sessions



2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Opening Plenary Session, Part 1 -The Washington Report
Join NAHRO’s Congressional Relations and Policy teams and speakers from HUD and Congress 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 2018.


Anna Maria Farias
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.)    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)       Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tx.)                  Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl.)
(Invited)                                      (Invited)                                              (Invited)                                              (Invited)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary Session, Part 2 - Perspectives on the Federal Budget 2018
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.   
MONDAY, APRIL 23                               
8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  
Morning Plenary Session
Featured speakers:

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. is an American neurosurgeon, author, and politician who is the 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, under the Trump Administration.

Katty Kay
Lead Anchor for BBC World News America

Katty Kay is lead anchor for BBC World News America and  a frequent guest commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press as well as a regular guest and substitute co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.  Ms. Kay looks beyond the headlines and provides valuable insights on the top stories making news right now – the challenges facing the President and Congress, the outlook for the next major U.S. election, global economic news, world trouble spots, diplomatic dustups, terrorism, and more.  

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           
Concurrent Sessions:
  • HUD Staff Panel on Public Housing - Join HUD staff in this panel for a discussion of upcoming policies and programmatic changes that impact the Public Housing programs in 2018.  

  • HUD Staff Panel on Community Planning and Development  - Officials from HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) will provide updates on core CPD programs and current Administration policies.

  • Moving to Work (MTW)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
International Research & Global Exchange Committee Brown Bag Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  
Afternoon Plenary Session
Invited Speaker:
   The Honorable Pamela Hughes Patenaude  (INVITED)
   Deputy Secretary
   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Concurrent Sessions:
  • HUD Staff Panel on Section 8: Join HUD staff for a discussion of upcoming policies and programmatic changes that impact the Section 8 programs in 2018.  

  • RAD

  • Tax Credits

TUESDAY, April 24                               
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         
Session (at hotel):
Topic to be announced
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (time tentative)
NAHRO Event on Capitol Hill
Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your 2018 Capitol Hill Day experience. Attendees will hear from elected officials from Congress and/or key staff.
Note: Congressional Member availability is subject to changes in the congressional calendar.