Considering attending Solutions 2014 but not sure what to expect? Like the idea of learning from your desk but want to be sure your time is well-spent? Then Solutions Webinar Week is for you! 

On Oct. 27-31, NHC will host a series of webinars meant to showcase the depth of expertise, range of perspective and quality of information you can expect when you attend Solutions 2014. 

Join us for webinars this month to get a taste of Solutions 2014, and we’ll hope to see you in Oakland in November for the real thing!


Webinar Schedule
Register today to participate in these webinars.


Tuesday, October 28

Lowering Healthcare and Utility Expenses through Green and Healthy Homes, 2:00 pm EST

In our challenging economic environment, return on investment matters. Join NHC and GHHI for a webinar that explores how investments in housing renovation and repair can improve asthma outcomes and energy-efficiency for low- to moderate-income families, yielding savings in healthcare spending and utility bills, as well as reductions in school or work absences. 


Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Bruce Tonn, President and CEO, Three3
Dr. David Salkever, Professor, Department of Public policy, University of Maryland  

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Wednesday, October 29

Getting it Done: Advancing State Level Healthy Housing Policy Through Effective Multi-Sector Collaboration, 2:00 pm EST 

Across the country, housing is a fiercely locally controlled realm. However, there are fruitful, though often underexplored, state level policy opportunities to support local healthy housing activities available to well-organized stakeholders. Using the California Healthy Housing Coalition as an example, this session will describe the collaborative process used to bring together government and private sector healthy housing stakeholders from across California to successfully develop and advance state policy to address the intersection of housing and health.


Brandon Kitagawa, Policy Associate, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP),A Project of the Public Health Institute
Janet Tobacman, MPA, Healthy Housing Program Manager, California Breathing Asthma Program, California Department of Public Health

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Thursday, October 30 

Innovative Approaches to Supportive Housing in Massachusetts, 2:00 pm EST

Learn about Massachusetts’ innovative approach to supportive housing development for veterans, homeless households and others. This webinar will discuss the policy and programmatic support that Massachusetts provides at the state-level for supportive housing; new interagency collaboration and sharing of best practices among the Commonwealth’s housing and human service agencies; promising financing tools; and examples of innovative supportive housing developments for vets and homeless families.


Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Roger Herzog, Executive Director, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Madeline Nash, Senior Program Officer for Lending, Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Thomas Plihcik, Executive Director, New Lease for Homeless Families

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Friday, October 31

Local Issues, State-Wide Data: Leveraging Local and State Statistics to Improve Health and Housing, 2:00 EST

This session will show how a variety of data sources that can be used to enhance healthy housing efforts at the state and local levels. Gaps and limitations in available sources will also be addressed, along with how acknowledging these gaps can be used as an asset for healthy housing program planning, development and advocacy. An online tracking tool will also be highlighted as a possible model for use locally or in other states.


Janet Tobacman, MPA, Healthy Housing Program Manager, California Breathing Astham Program, California Department of Public Health
Meredith Milet, MPH, Epidemiologist, California Breathing Asthma Program, California Department of Public Health
Jhaqueline Valle, MPH, Epidemiologist, California Department of Public Health

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Solutions 2014 Sponsors


 Ford Foundation

Wells Fargo


AARP Foundation  








Century Housing

EAH Housing

Elation Systems, Inc.

HOTB Software Solutions

North Country Healthcare

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

The National Housing Conference thanks Capital One for their generous spnsorship of these webinars.