Hello HomeKeeper Community,

I hope this email finds you in good health and continued wellness as we return from an incredible time in Washington, DC together for #PolicyPracticePower, Grounded Solutions Network’s first national convening since 2019! The only national event dedicated to housing solutions with affordability that lasts for generations, the conference really was an opportunity to connect with colleagues old and new, learn and be inspired by all the incredible work happening nationally to advance our vision for lasting affordability with a racial equity lens. From an inspiring opening keynote with the brilliant Andre Perry, to a legislative breakfast with grounding words from Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to three mobile community tours that highlighted the magnitude and impact of housing with lasting affordability across the local region, to a multitude of informative breakout sessions, we focused on strengthening our commitment to increasing the impact of our critical work. Our conference, while inspiring, also serves as a reminder to us all that we must strive to overcome the multiple obstacles and barriers in our path and remain steadfast in our pursuit of greater scale. On behalf of our Board and the entire staff, I extend gratitude to everyone who attended and to all who took part in making the conference a huge success. You can read more about the conference in the write up by Steve Dubb for Nonprofit Quarterly here.
You can find session resources, an attendee list, etc. here. In addition, our conference photo gallery is now live with some of our favorite moments—feel free to download your favorites and share them on social media using #PolicyPracticePower! Finally, we are always committed to improving our conference and all our offerings to meet the needs of our network. To that end, we’d appreciate it if all who attended would set aside 15 minutes to complete this feedback survey. If you didn’t attend, we’re interested in knowing why so that we can do better next time. Please take 10 minutes to share with us what deterred you from joining us. All this feedback will be invaluable as we debrief and evaluate what our conferences will look like in the future, to ensure we are providing the best offerings and content for attendees. Thank you in advance for taking time to share your thoughts with us.

-Tony Pickett, CEO