Date: Monday, Oct. 4     

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT)



Secretary Marcia L Fudge, U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development



Secretary Fudge will discuss the critical role of community development organizations in the Biden administration’s recovery agenda, which prioritizes equitable resource distribution, community power, and accountability. She will also share her vision for HUD’s role in advancing racial equity and addressing structural racism in the housing and community development sector.

After Secretary Fudge’s remarks, we will explore how the community development field can meet this critical moment. Over the past 18 months, our field has been on the national stage in a way never experienced. From the pandemic-driven acceleration of inequities in the housing market, to the eviction crisis, to the mainstream recognition of racial inequities, to the uneven health and economic impact among LMI neighborhoods, our issues are finally front and center in mainstream America. Federal resources are being dedicated and proposed for our work at a level that we’re unlikely to experience again. How do we as a field use this moment to better serve our communities? What are the consequences for our movement?