October Conference

Join us on October 20th at the Star Center in Tacoma, WA!

Traditional conferences are places where people with a shared interest come together in a room, and listen to “experts” tell them much of what they already know. They spend a day in relative silence, only occasionally talking to people they don’t know. I don’t believe we can achieve housing justice this way.

There will be NO LECTURES and NO PANELS. Why? Because you are the expert of your story, of your experience, of your knowledge, and of what you need – whether you are someone looking for housing, someone offering housing, or someone who influences the housing experience – this conference needs you. We welcome housing professionals, students, members of the community, leasing agents, advocates, individuals with disabilities and their families, property managers, case workers, housing developers and others interested in creating housing justice.

We need to leverage the knowledge in the room. That’s what this day is designed to do.


9:30AM – Check-In and Breakfast

10:00AM-11:15AM – Understanding housing challenges for individuals with disabilities

BREAK and exploration

Vendors, Credit counselors

11:30AM – 12:30PM – Morning Workshops

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program explained

Leveraging Assistive Technology*

Landlord/Tenant Law & Understanding your lease

LUNCH, discussion, and exploration

Vendors, Credit counselors

1:30PM – 2:15PM – Afternoon Workshops

Fair Housing and Disability protections

How to establish and build your credit

Student/ Community Presentations

2:30PM – 3:30PM – Discussion and Close

What’s Next in Housing?