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2016 SALT Advocacy Training Conference at VIU

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 / 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: Virginia International University, Conference Room (VD-102), 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, Virginia (near Fair Oaks Mall). 

Theme: Justice for All: Working to set things right in Virginia so all may flourish

Keynote Speaker: Mark Shriver

It is our pleasure to announce that Virginia International University will be hosting 2016 SALT Advocacy Training Conference on Saturday, October 15th, 9:00-11:30 am. 

Following Mark Shriver’s keynote will be "Tools for Effective Advocacy in the State Legislature" with Delegate Alfonso Lopez; and "Addressing the Commonwealth's Unmet Housing Needs for Low-Income Households" with Michelle Krocker, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance. 

Low-income families in Virginia are struggling to keep up with rising housing costs. From the rural parts of the state, to the larger urban centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, a growing percentage of working people cannot afford housing. While wages have remained flat over the last decade, housing costs have soared. Who are these households and what role do they play in the 21st century economy of the Commonwealth? How can state legislators support efforts to make housing more affordable? Come hear our brief presentation with discussion to follow.