Featured Speakers

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Geoff Bennett is a long-standing presence on America’s leading media outlets known for his compelling breakdown of the political issues and current events shaping our country. An acclaimed journalist, he has reported from the White House under three presidents, covered five presidential elections, and his exclusive interviews with many of Washington, D.C.’s most influential figures, have grabbed national headlines.

Emily Cadik is the Chief Executive Officer of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC), where she leads advocacy to support affordable rental housing financed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit).

Erika Jones-Haskins, Director of Policy Initiatives, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), has more than 20 years of experience working in human services, housing, community planning, and program design.

Ann Oliva, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance to End Homelessness, is recognized as one of the foremost experts on homelessness in the nation. In her role, Ms. Oliva works closely with members of Congress and the Administration, as well as with officials and advocates at the state and local levels. As part of that role, she also collaborates closely with Alliance partners to educate the public on the real nature of homelessness and its solutions, and to advance known best practices within the homeless services sector.

Adrianne Todman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has dedicated her career to improving people’s lives and strengthening neighborhoods through housing and strong community development. Deputy Secretary Todman served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) from 2017 to June 2021.

Len Wolfson, Partner at Fed Hall, has a quarter century of experience in public policy and advocacy, having held senior positions in two administrations, on Capitol Hill, and on behalf of the mortgage industry. He represents the financial services industry before Congress and federal agencies, with an emphasis on housing finance, banking, capital markets, and insurance.

Anna Yanker, Principal at Mindset, focuses on addressing the regulatory, legislative, and market factors her clients face, and tailors her plans for congressional and administrative action with those risks and opportunities at the forefront.