Human Right to Housing Forum

Each year, the National Homelessness Law Center hosts a National Forum on the Human Right to Housing. People who are currently or formerly homeless, attorneys, government officials, and advocates from across the country gather in Washington, D.C., to organize and strategize on ways we can work to end the criminalization of people experiencing homelessness.

Our National Forum provides a valuable opportunity for people and organizations that do diverse work in the housing and homelessness sector to work together to create innovative and effective ways to fight homelessness.

Past Forums

2018 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing

For our 2018 National Forum, more than 150 advocates and leaders, from over 100 organizations and 30 states gathered in Washington, D.C.

2018 Keynote speaker Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing.

2017 National Forum on the Human Right to Housing

2017 keynote speaker Peter Edelman, Director of Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality with NLCHP Board Member Julie Jordan (left) and NLCHP Executive Director and Founder Maria Foscarinis (right).

Plenary discussion on the effects of the 2016 election on the federal environment and how this affects work related to homelessness and poverty. Speakers included: Sarah Mickelson, Don Saunders, and Chiraag Bains.

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