February 24-26, 2010
Over 240 advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. for Habitat for Humanity’s annual legislative and advocacy conference: Habitat on the Hill: Building Communities. Building Louder.
The people and the purpose
Participants learned about building sustainable homes, federal programs that help support affordable housing, state and local advocacy and public and private partnerships.
They also heard more about other topics that support Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. NRI is a program to mobilize Habitat and its affiliated organizations to deliver an unprecedented level of support and partnership with communities seeking to enhance their long-term sustainability.
Meetings on the hill
On Capitol Hill, advocates asked legislators for additional Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Programs and national service resources in an effort to take Neighborhood Revitalization to scale. They also asked that Congress set aside funding to support transitional and permanent shelter solutions in Haiti.
Homeowner on the hill
Monica Hodnett, a new Habitat homeowner  joined staff, volunteers and board members in meeting with representatives. And she made sure Habitat was heard.
Thanks to our sponsors
The lead sponsor for Habitat on the Hill 2010 was The Home Depot Foundation. Other event sponsors included Valspar, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Whirlpool, Schneider Electric, Citi Foundation, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Reno & Cavanaugh and PG&E Corp.