On March 27, 2012 the District of Columbia Housing Authority, in collaboration with Section 3 Professionals from Housing Authorities in Charlotte, Fresno, Indianapolis, and Rockville MD hosted a panel discussion on the Section 3 program. The presentation outlined best practices needed to implement, operate, and report on a successful Section 3 program. This event was held concurrently with the NAHRO Legislative Conference at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.
Executive Director, Adrianne Todman provided the State of the Event address and introduced the Keynote Speaker John Trasviña, Assistant HUD Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity who invited questions at the conclusion of his remarks. Staci Gilliam, Director, Economic Opportunity Division (Section 3), also of HUD provided support to the panel. Our very own Resident Commissioner Aquarius Vann-Ghasri was a key contributor to the conversation on the importance of Section 3. Also present were representatives from Centennial Contractors Enterprises and Padula Construction, along with Section 3 Residents who shared their perspectives on the program.
This event was well attended by Executive Directors, Commissioners, and Contractors from various states.