Thank you to everyone who was part of our 25th anniversary conference this week. We had a grand total of 612 guests – another record for the Housing Ohio conference! This reassures us that we made the right decision to move to a larger venue next year, although we will greatly miss our friends at the Sheraton.

We covered a lot of ground during the four plenaries, 30 workshops, and four full-day Housing Institute sessions. Most of the speakers’ presentations and handouts are now available to download from our website on the Conference Materials page.

The feedback we received so far has been quite positive, but we know there’s always room for improvement. So please take a moment to fill out this online evaluation and let us know what worked well and what could be better. And feel free to recommend speakers and topics for next year’s conference. Please note: anyone requesting Social Work Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete an evaluation by April 26. CEUs will be emailed to eligible participants in May.

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our keynote speakers, presenters, sponsors, hotel staff and board members. Without the support of these generous individuals and organizations, Housing Ohio 2019 would not have been possible.

And if you want to continue the conversation on housing policy and community development, register now for the Starting at Home conference next week. Hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, this event will take place on April 17 – 18 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Starting at Home seeks to create a dialogue about the role of affordable housing in building strong, vibrant and healthy communities that enable people to prosper.

Mark your calendars now for next year’s conference on April 13 – 15, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Hope to see you at Housing Ohio 2020!