Since taking office as mayor of New Orleans in 2010 and being re-elected in 2014, Mitch Landrieu has made developing affordable housing, reducing homelessness, and removing blight priorities.
In June, Landrieu announced Housing for a Resilient New Orleans, a five-year strategy that uses a holistic approach to meet the growing city’s housing needs. The plan calls for 7,500 affordable housing units to be built or preserved by 2021, including 4,000 units by 2018. In January 2015, New Orleans also became the first major city to end veteran homelessness that year.
Landrieu, the son of former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Moon Landrieu, will discuss his housing priorities during the keynote presentation at Affordable Housing Finance’s AHF Live: Housing Developers Forum, which will be April 26-28 at the New Orleans Marriott.
Attendees also will hear from Ali Solis, president and CEO of Make Room, the nationwide campaign giving voice to struggling renters. With more than one in four renter households spending over 50% of their income on housing costs each month, Solis will share the latest on what her organization is doing to tackle the nation’s affordability crisis.
In addition to the keynote presentations, attendees at the third annual conference will hear the latest legislative news as well as updates on the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity market, strategies from some of the nation’s top developers and owners, and a 2017 economic forecast.
Registration for the conference is $549; the on-site rate of $649 starts April 20. Attendance is reserved for people who are primarily owners and developers of affordable housing, plus state and local housing finance agency representatives and nonprofit groups focused on the business of affordable housing. To register or view the full agenda, please visit www.ahfliveforum.com.