The Right to a Roof: Tackling Homelessness

A safe, affordable place to call home is universally considered to be a basic human right. The positive implications of having a roof over one’s head are plentiful, ranging from a better quality of life to greater economic opportunity. Still, last year, more than half a million Americans were homeless or unsheltered on any given night. While homelessness is the result of a complicated web of factors, support services and affordable housing initiatives can make a difference.

The Hill as we sat down for a series of conversations addressing how policymakers, support services and affordable housing initiatives can help struggling Americans transition to housing security. 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
8:00 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM | Program Begins
10:30 AM | Program Concludes


  • Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
  • Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL)
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
  • Marc Dones, Executive Director, National Innovation Service
  • Aldo Hurtado, Director of Housing, Latin American Youth Center
  • Dr. Jill Khadduri, Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy, Abt. Associates
  • Dr. Robert G. Marbut, Jr., Executive Director, US Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Nan Roman, President & CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Lauren Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services 


  • Christy Respress, Executive Director, Pathways to Housing DC 
  • Mark Thompson, Pathways to Housing DC Program Participant 


  • Brandee McHale, Head of Corporate Philanthropy, Wells Fargo
  • Julia Moran Morton, Chief Housing Development Officer, So Others Might Eat 


  • Rafael Bernal, Staff Writer, The Hill
  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
  • Jamal Simmons, Host, Hill.TV 

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