Online registration is now closed for the HAC 2016 Rural Housing Conference! Registration will be open-on site beginning November 29 through December 2, 2016. Pre-Conference activities on November 29th.
The Conference typically features around 40 workshops where participants will learn best practices for housing development, organizational management, resource development and innovative approaches to housing and community development. The Conference also includes a pre-Conference day, packed with gatherings for coalitions, association, and working groups.
For rural nonprofits, the Conference provides an excellent opportunity to network and improve their connection to federal agencies and national nonprofit organizations. For many of the attendees this conference represents their sole opportunity during the year to connect with these important policy makers and experts.
Rural Housing Awards
As part of the 2016 Rural Housing Conference (RHC), on the evening of Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Housing Assistance Council will present its Rural Housing Service awards during the Rural Housing Awards Banquet. The Rural Housing Service awards honors select individuals for their outstanding and enduring service in rural housing. The Cochran/Collings Distinguished Service Award recognize notable service on the national level, while the Skip Jason Community Service Award recognizes and honors service contributions of local leaders.
The Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You’re Electing. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials