2020 DC trip #1

2020 Feb DC

First trip: Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Feb. 7, 2020
Link to photos.


  • Jonathan Thomas, OHIO YAB
  • Lisa Dickson, ACTION Ohio
  • Jamole Callahan, ACTION Ohio
  • Doris Edelmann, ACTION Ohio
  • Adaora Onuora, FYI voucher recipient
  • Ruth Ann White, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare

Schedule included:

  • Meeting with Heather Zenone, Senior Policy Director for Representative Karen Bass of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
  • Dinner with Chris Patterson, Regional Administrator at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Region IX
  • Meeting at HUD Headquarters with Danielle Bastarache, Director of HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program, and others
  • Meetings with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Mike Crapo (Idaho) and Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa) who introduced the Senate version of the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act
  • Meeting with the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Participating in the 2nd annual National Association of Realtors Conference
  • Participating in an Open House at the national headquarters of the Children’s Defense Fund
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