Housing Is Summit

CLPHA's 2021 Virtual Housing Is Summit: May 4-6, 2021


The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities is excited to invite you to the 2021 Housing Is Summit happening virtually May 4-6!

Spanning three days and featuring sessions focused on the intersection of housing and education, health, racial equity, and COVID-19, CLPHA's 2021 Housing Is Summit will share lessons learned in cross-sector collaboration, including deep dives into systems change, embedding equity practices, and the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our work and lives.

This year’s Summit will host engaging panels and presentations, while still allowing for different time zones and “Zoom fatigue.” We’re confident our 2021 Housing Is Summit will further your critical work and inspire new innovations while avoiding the uncertainty of travel.


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The Housing Is Summit is made possible with generous support from the Funders for Housing and Opportunity.



CLPHA's 2020 Housing Is Summit

You can access the recordings, presentation slides, handouts, and other resources via the Summit’s web agenda or the Summit app -- simply click on a session to watch the video recording, and scroll to “Attachments” on the session’s page to find all documents from that session.

Web Agenda

You can also find the Summit video recordings on HousingIs.org.


CLPHA's 2019 Housing Is Summit

On May 16-17, over 300 practitioners, policymakers, executives, and researchers gathered in Washington, D.C., for CLPHA’s fifth annual Housing Is Summit, an event highlighting collaboration among the housing, education, and health sectors. The Summit is a time for partners—current and emerging—to come together to learn from each other, share best practices, and forge new collaborations. At this year’s Summit, we highlighted two critical themes that speak to our reasons for doing this work: Reducing Intergenerational Poverty (Day 1) and Addressing Systemic Disparities (Day 2). We sought to foreground these ideals since they are the broader purpose for doing what we do day in and day out. Attendees left invigorated and ready to continue and begin efforts in their communities.


View the 2019 Summit agenda and a full list of speakers and panelists.



Above: Rep. Barbara Lee opens Day One of the Summit; Below : Press conference announcing CLPHA's report, “Eliminating Barriers to Postsecondary Success; Dr. Camara Jones delivers Keynote remarks on Day 2 of the Summit


Quotes from 2019 Housing Is Summit Attendees

“The information given at plenaries. Thank you for selecting such thoughtful, engaged, and informed speakers!”

“Diverse perspectives, awesome networking opportunities, and great discussions”

“Hearing about different ideas to ameliorate child poverty, talking about importance of dignity”

“The conference is excellently run and very valuable”

“The plenaries were insightful and stressed childhood poverty, which gave me a different lens.”

“…the value of the Summit was getting us to look at our issues differently. That opened up a way to approach my work more effectively!”

“Thank you for hosting. This has been one of the best conferences I have attended both in term so the quality of presenters and general organization. I am looking forward to implementing ideas and attending next year.”


Summaries and Recordings of Day 1 and Day 2 Sessions 

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The Housing Is Initiative, led by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, helps build a future where systems work together to improve life outcomes.

Fragmented service delivery systems and sioed policymaking often fail to address the needs of low-income individuals and families holistically, resulting in stagnant outcomes and costly inefficiencies. CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative is based on the premise that systems can better meet these needs and improve life outcomes when they work together.



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