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Roundtable Discussion: Protecting Critical Community Development Programs

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Washington, DC, May 22, 2017 | comments

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), Vice Ranking Member Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Ranking Member Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), will host a roundtable discussion on how the Administration’s proposed elimination of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs would create suffering for whole communities; increase poverty, hunger and homelessness; and reduce affordable housing and economic development opportunities across the country.

The panel will feature both urban and rural community leaders who will discuss the significant impact CDBG and HOME have had on their communities, including critical infrastructure developments, housing for the homeless, affordable housing redevelopment, and essential public services.

In light of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bill, this timely discussion will highlight the importance of these key housing and community development programs as well as the detrimental impacts that would result from their elimination.

WHAT: Roundtable Discussion: Protecting Critical Community Development Programs

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
               3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center
                 HVC - 215
                 Washington, DC 20515

RSVP: Please email FSCDemspress@mail.house.gov with your name, office/outlet, and contact information.


Moderators:

  • The Honorable Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services
  • The Honorable Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services
  • The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Ranking Member


Panelists:

  • The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of the City of Gary, Indiana
  • The Honorable David P. Helms, Mayor of the Town of Marion, Virginia
  • The Honorable Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • The Honorable Renee Price, Commissioner, Orange County, North Carolina
  • Robin Hughes, President & CEO, Abode Communities, Los Angeles
  • Bonnie Moore, Director of Community Development, City of Shreveport, Louisiana and President of National Community Development Association
  • Bill Shelton, Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Council of State Community Development Agencies
  • Schroeder Stribling, Executive Director, N Street Village, Washington D.C.





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