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WHEDA Conference

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | Monona Terrace

Join developers, syndicators, property managers, community leaders, industry experts and economic development professions for a day of learning sessions and collaboration to strengthen Wisconsin by expanding economic development and affordable multifamily housing. 

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Keynote Speaker

Conference Speaker HeadshotThe winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Genius Grant, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond is the author of The New York Times bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityEvicted won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. It was named a best book of 2016 by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and more than 30 other outlets. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, Evicted delivers a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues we face as a country: housing insecurity. Desmond shows that the eviction epidemic disproportionally affects women of color, writing, “If incarceration had come to define the lives of men from impoverished Black neighborhoods, eviction was shaping the lives of women. Poor Black men were locked up. Poor Black women were locked out.” Praised as “an extraordinary feat of reporting and ethnography” by The Washington PostEvicted transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a uniquely American problem. A New York Times Magazine Contributing Writer, Desmond is also the author of On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland FirefightersRacial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America (with Mustafa Emirbayer), and The Racial Order (with Mustafa Emirbayer). In 2016 he was named to Politico Magazine's influential Politico 50 list.



Conference Agenda coming soon.

Session information coming soon.

A limited block of rooms has been set aside for conference attendees until Saturday, July 21, 2018 at:
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 East Wilson St Madison WI 53703
To reserve a room, please call 1-877-510-7465, mentioning group code of WHEDAC or clicking this link:

Another limited block of rooms has been set aside until Friday, July 20, 2018 at:
Park Hotel Madison, 22 S Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703
To reserve a room, please call (608) 285-8000, mentioning group code of "WHEDA 2018 Block" or click this link: