In early November 2011, the National Building Museum, in partnership with MacArthur and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, hosted a day-long conference about the latest research that offers insights into innovative, cross-disciplinary solutions to meet housing needs and improve the lives of low-income families and communities across the nation. View video of the conference below.
2011 How Housing Matters conference: Julia Stasch, MacArthur Foundation Vice President for US Program moderates a keynote conversation with US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Panelists examine the importance of stable, affordable housing to education; and discuss innovative policies and programs that connect housing with high quality schools and education programs.
Panelists explore the possible linkages between stable, affordable housing with increased income, job opportunities and supports.
Panelists discuss how quality, safe and stable housing can lead to improved physical and mental health outcomes for children, families and older adults; and practical models for providing health services and supports that may lead to cost savings to the nation's health system.
Leading voices from field will reflect on the day’s conversations and future directions for policy and practice.