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The Importance of Proper Housing and the How Housing Matters Conference

by Chicago Agent

As legislators keep looking for ways to increase the efficacy of housing policy, some of the research will be shared at tomorrow’s How Housing Matters Conference in Washington, D.C.

HUD secretary Shaun Donovan and HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius will start off the discussion at 9 a.m. with a keynote conversation on the relationship between housing and health policy. Later panelists will discuss housing as a platform for economic opportunity, health and education.

For nearly 14 million American households, the cost of housing either soaks up over half their income or necessitates living in substandard conditions. The How Housing Matters Conference, which is meant to inform practitioners and policymakers alike, will delve into the latest research on how housing policy impacts other aspects of life and how it can be improved.

The day-long event, sponsored by the HUD Office of Policy Development & Research, begins Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. EDT at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. and will continue until 5:30 p.m.

Registration is closed, but members of the press who would like to cover the sold-out event can contact Tiffany Thomas Smith (Tiffany.M.ThomasSmith@HUD.gov) or Donna White (Donna.M.White@HUD.gov) or call 202-708-0685 to register.

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