The Atlantic Housing for Tomorrow Forum

December 2, 2015
1:30 - 5:00 pm EST


Wednesday, December 2

1:30 pm EST Opening Remarks - The Atlantic Housing for Tomorrow Forum     Watch On-Demand
  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
1:35 pm EST Housing for Tomorrow     Watch On-Demand
  • Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
2:00 pm EST Show Me a Hero: What is at Stake?     Watch On-Demand
  • Lisa Belkin, Senior National Correspondent, Yahoo! News; Author and HBO Miniseries Consultant, "Show Me a Hero"
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
2:25 pm EST What is Affordable Housing and Why Is There So Little of It?     Watch On-Demand
  • Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
  • Eileen Fitzgerald, President, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
  • Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
2:55 pm EST The Future of Housing: Sponsor Content Segment, presented by AARP     Watch On-Demand
  • Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
  • With Myrna Blyth, Editorial Director, AARP Media
3:05 pm EST Fully-Connected Communities - Snapshot from AZ     Watch On-Demand
  • David Adame, President and CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa
  • Sheila Shapiro, COO, UnitedHealthcare
  • With Alana Semuels, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
3:25 pm EST Urban Life, A Growing and Aging Population, and Affordability     Watch On-Demand
  • Bruce Katz, Director of Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
  • Edward Pinto, Co-Director of International Center on Housing Risk, American Enterprise Institute
  • Adrianne Todman, Executive Director, DC Housing Authority
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
3:55 pm EST Snapshot from Montgomery County: "Workforce Housing"     Watch On-Demand
  • Clarence Snuggs, Director, Montgomery County (MD) Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  • Bob Youngentob, Co-Founder and President/CCO, EYA
  • With Alana Semuels, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
4:20 pm EST Snapshot from San Francisco     Watch On-Demand
  • Alexandra Pelosi, Filmmaker, "San Francisco 2.0"
  • Sara Shortt, Executive Director, Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
  • With Sommer Mathis, Editor of CityLab, The Atlantic
5:00 pm EST Closing Remarks
  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE

About this conference

Finding affordable housing is a struggle many Americans face, and the number of people coping with this challenge is growing. Housing, the cornerstone of the American dream, determines a sense of "home" and community. It also affects quality of life, access to health care, transportation, other vital services and the ability to age gracefully and independently. Is there enough public awareness about this growing critical need? Who is championing the demand for more affordable housing and what solutions are now part of public dialogue?

The Atlantic will convene a public forum to discuss whether a new kind of housing bubble is starting to simmer and what options are emerging to address this growing urgency for many Americans.

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About The Atlantic

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