May 19, 2017

Sanctuary Cities and housing priorities under a new administration among topics at ABA Meeting

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2017 — Legal, government and private housing experts will convene to discuss fair housing, economic development and affordable housing at the American Bar Association’s 26th Annual Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Meeting on May 24-26 in Washington, D.C.

Janet Golrick, acting deputy secretary for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Beth Zorc, principal deputy general counsel, at HUD will give remarks at the meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 12:50 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

What:   26th Annual Meeting
            Sponsored by the ABA  Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

When:  May 24-26, 2017

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
             1330 Maryland Ave. SW
             Washington, D.C. 20024

            U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
            451 7th Street, SW
             Washington, D.C. 20410

Program highlights include:

“Philanthropic dollars: How do they work?” — This panel will discuss the importance of philanthropic money in the shadows of the potential for dwindling federal resources, especially for sanctuary cities.
Thursday, 3:45 – 5 p.m., Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Oriental A

“Holistic Financing for Greener Units to Improve Resident Outcomes and Project Stability” — Panelists will examine a holistic approach to building design, construction and operations in affordable housing and the legal issues affecting existing and potential partnerships.

Thursday, 10 – 11:15 a.m., Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Oriental A

“The Well-Tempered City”Jonathan F.P. Rose, the author of “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,” also known as the man who, “repairs the fabric of cities,” will discuss how to design and reshape cities with the goal of placing it on an equal foundation for opportunity.

Friday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Grand Ballroom

The complete meeting agenda can be found here.

This event is free and open to the members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or

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