Cities across the country are grappling with a growing homelessness crisis, exacerbated by the lack of affordable housing supply, the gradual withdrawal of pandemic-era supports, and challenges in addressing mental illness and substance use disorders. Local officials are at the forefront of responding to these intertwined issues.
In this virtual forum, BPC will convene mayors and homelessness policy experts to engage in a candid dialogue about the scale of the problem nationwide, share insights into innovative policy approaches, and discuss how the federal government can be an effective partner to cities working to prevent and end homelessness.
Margaret Spellings | President and CEO, BPC
Panel discussion featuring:
Karen Bass | Mayor of Los Angeles
Rosanne Haggerty | President, Community Solutions
Annise Parker | Former Mayor of Houston
Henry Cisneros | BPC Board Chair; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Additional speakers to be announced.