Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Union Station, Washington, DC
4:00–8:30 pm

NHPF’s 2017 Symposium & Dinner is a combination of learning and celebration. We are bringing together builders, policy-makers, affordable housing advocates, academic researchers, as well as those in the media, law, finance and philanthropic sectors. You are cordially invited to join us for this unique afternoon to learn and evening to celebrate and recognize leaders in the community. We encourage anyone who cares about access to quality housing and community development to please join us for this important gathering.

The NHP Foundation (NHPF) is a not-for-profit real estate organization dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing that is both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities.

All proceeds from the 2017 Symposium & Dinner will benefit NHPF’s Fund for New Development, supporting the acquisition, pre-development, development, and operations of affordable housing properties in American communities.

An Afternoon of Learning: 2017 Symposium
The 2017 Symposium will feature the UVA Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy’s research developed in partnership with NHPF. The UVA Batten School faculty and their Pay for Success Lab will present this new study, Our Neighborhood, Our Community: Providing Quality Housing for Every American—a report on the state of America’s affordable housing using NHPF as case study. The report examines the impact affordable housing can have in revitalizing neglected communities. Following the presentation will be an in-depth and lively panel discussion featuring notable journalists, affordable housing advocates, policy-makers, and experts in the fields of law and finance. Highlighting key aspects of the study, they will take the conversation to the next level with specific ideas, forecasts, and solutions to create affordable housing solutions for generations to come.

An Evening of Recognition: 2017 Awards Dinner & Reception
The cocktail reception and awards dinner will take place in the East Hall of Washington, DC’s historic Union Station. The evening will celebrate groundbreaking accomplishments in the affordable housing industy, recognize leaders in the community, and help build on the tremendous foundation that NHPF has provided families for more than a quarter-century. The 2017 Symposium & Dinner Co-Chairs are:

Ralph F. Boyd, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross / Massachusetts

Thomas A. Carr
Principal of Federal Capital Partners

Patricia Diaz Dennis
Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, AT&T (retired)

The evening will culminate with the presentation of two inaugural leadership awards, the 2017 NHPF Affordable Housing Advocacy Award and the 2017 NHPF Affordable Housing Visionary Award.

The 2017 NHPF Affordable Housing Advocacy Award will recognize a private or public sector leader who has made unparalleled efforts to enhance communities by preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily affordable housing for low and moderate income families and seniors.

The 2017 NHPF Affordable Housing Visionary Award will honor a leader in the preservation and creation of affordable housing who is helping to fulfill the NHPF Vision of a future where communities flourish because attractive, sustainable housing options and life-enhancing services are ensured for income challenged Americans.

The provision and protection of affordable housing is something to honor and celebrate. Your generous sponsorship can help make that happen at this event!