Louisiana Housing Corporation Hosts 2nd Annual CONNECTIONS Housing Conference

Award-Winning Event Will Bring Together Housing Experts and Advocates from Across the State

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (March 2, 2020) —The Louisiana Housing Corporation will host the 2nd annual housing conference, CONNECTIONS, on April 1-3, 2020, at the Hilton Conference Center in Downtown Baton Rouge.

The award-winning event will bring together more than 500 housing professionals with housing experts and advocates from across the state to solve the pressing housing issues that Louisiana faces.

“We chose the name Connections for a reason,” LHC Executive Director Keith Cunningham said. “This is an opportunity to meaningfully connect cities, the state and the wide range of individuals and other stakeholders who are focused on housing in Louisiana to create a shared vision of safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing.”

Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will give the keynote address on providing innovative leadership in challenging times. Sen. Landrieu served in the United States Senate for three terms, first elected in 1996. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee — and then, ultimately, as chair of that committee — she passed several important pieces of legislation, most notably the landmark Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA); the Israel American Energy Alliance; and the RESTORE Act — the single-largest federal investment in the Gulf Coast in U.S. history. During her time in the Senate, Landrieu was known for her bipartisan approach to addressing national challenges and for her passionate advocacy for her home state of Louisiana, particularly in the aftermaths of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will also join LHC Executive Director Keith Cunningham for a fireside chat about the state of housing in Louisiana.

Conference sessions include the opportunity for real estate agents, social workers, homebuyer counselors and lawyers to earn continuing education credits.

The conference will focus on building thriving and resilient communities that improve the lives of Louisiana residents. Conference tracks include housing development, homeownership, homelessness solutions, community development, energy empowerment and compliance. The event is a dynamic opportunity for those in housing development and advocacy to find ways to improve access to quality housing in our state and explore evidence-based, community-driven housing practices and advocacy strategies.

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