CEO Chris Monforton, Director of Development Adele Lyons and Director of Client Services Erica Higgs Bateman joined more than 200 Habitat for Humanity leaders and supporters, including several Habitat homeowners, in Washington, D.C., today to begin the tenth annual Habitat on the Hill conference. During the conference, Habitat representatives from across the country will urge federal lawmakers to support programs and policies that promote safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities.
Tomorrow, Monforton, Lyons and Bateman will visit the offices of Mississippi lawmakers on Capitol Hill to share the work of Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast and discuss policy priorities, including much-needed housing finance reform. Other policy priorities include programs like the Self-Help Homeownership Program (SHOP), the HOME Investments Partnership Program, and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The conference’s Thursday session will focus on Habitat’s global work, including the newly-launched Solid Ground campaign to promote access to land for shelter