Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods 2015 Convening 

November 5-6, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana


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New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center 

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Contact Marice Fernando at or 202-466-2121 ext. 223.

To learn more about Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods, contact NHC's Policy Associate, Rebekah King, at or 202-266-2121 ext 248.







Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods brings together practitioners and advocates from across the housing community to explore solutions for creating affordable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods. Conference sessions are framed by from a comprehensive community development perspective that treats housing as a nexus connected to education, transportation, economic development, health, the environment, public safety and other social issues. Presenters will come from around the country and the New Orleans region to share ideas, propose solutions and offer practical lessons for all to take home.

We will look at the challenges facing a range of communities: newly gentrifying places struggling to maintain affordability and avoid displacement; places working to overcome a cycle of disinvestment and foreclosures; and places with overall strong real estate demand but pockets of distress. Breakout sessions will focus on state and local solutions while plenary sessions bring in federal perspectives on housing policy. An optional mobile workshop will allow participants to see policy in action. 


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Schedule at a glance

Session titles, descriptions and speakers will be available soon. Please check back periodically for updates. 


Thursday, November 5

8 am–6 pm



                           Networking Continental Breakfast
                              (for mobile workshop attendees) 


                                        Mobile Workshop
(separate registration) 

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm 

                            Welcome Plenary & Luncheon

2pm – 3:30pm 

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm 


3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

5:15 pm  – 6:30 pm


             Welcome Reception


Friday, November 6

8 am– 1:30 pm


8 am – 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

8:30 am –10 am 


10 am – 10:15 am 


10:15 am – 11:45 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

12 pm– 1:30 pm 

                           Luncheon & Closing Plenary

1:30 pm              

                                 Conference Concludes


For more information about Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods, please contact NHC's Policy Associate, Rebekah King at or 202-466-2121 ext. 248. 

Senior Research Associate, Center for Housing Policy (presentation)