Solutions to America's Housing Crisis
National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel will share the latest research on America’s affordable rental housing crisis and solutions to help end homelessness and housing poverty. Today, America is in the grips of growing affordability crisis that has broad impacts on health, education, and other outcomes.
- Understand the underlying cause of America’s housing crisis and who is most severely impacted
- Understand the role of local, state, and federal governments in addressing America’s housing crisis
- Understand the best solutions to addressing housing challenges in different housing markets
- Understand the opportunities for advancing housing solutions at the federal level
- Understand the role affordable housing has on an individual’s health, education, and other outcomes.
Diane is the President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a membership organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Diane is a veteran affordable housing policy expert and advocate with nearly two decades of work on affordable housing and community development issues. Before rejoining NLIHC (where she previously worked as a policy analyst), Diane was Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Enterprise Community Partners, where she led federal, state and local policy, research and advocacy programs. Prior to Enterprise, Diane was the director of the Public Housing Management and Occupancy Division at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she managed a team overseeing the development and implementation of nationwide public housing policies, procedures and guidelines. She also worked to advance affordable housing policies with Oxfam America and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, and served for 3 years as a community development Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Diane is frequently cited in media outlets, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, Mother Jones, NPR and The Guardian. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Housing Conference, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Homes for America, and has a Masters in Social work from the University of Texas at Austin.