News & Updates
 
Early registration is open until July 31, 2018, so be sure to register as soon as possible to take advantage of our discounted rate. Regular registration will open on August 1 and run until August 31. Due to limited space, late registration will only be available from September 1 through  September 15.

To learn more about registration pricing, check out our registration page.
Intersections 2018: Pursuing Racial Justice through Housing
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act yet, despite the original intent of the policy, racially segregated residential communities and the lack of equal housing opportunity remains a harsh reality for far too many Americans. At Intersections 2018, we seek to illuminate both the opportunities and challenges inherent in the struggle to achieve equitable progress, including frank conversations regarding continuing barriers and potential solutions.
 
To further this conversation, we will be offering sessions discussing:
  • Creative local, state and federal policies that can advance racial justice
  • Innovative program practices that lead to more racially just outcomes
  • Gentrification, displacement and strategies for preserving vibrant African American communities
  • Concrete, pragmatic local housing policies and programs that advance both economic equity and racial justice
Two-day Training Institute

Grounded Solutions Network’s Training Institute is the go-to place for professional development for anyone starting, administering or stewarding a homeownership program with lasting affordability. Training Institute classes are either full-day or half-day and focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities that practitioners need to be able to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Facilitated by expert trainers, these classes also include ample time for peer exchanges-- recognizing that sometimes what is most helpful is talking through a challenge with someone else who has been there before.
 
NEW to the Training Institute this year:
 
  • Sessions for more experienced practitioners focusing on risk analysis, data collection and reporting and lending relationships
     
  • Topics for municipal program practitioners focusing on monitoring, compliance and enforcement
     
  • Sessions for residents and board members on storytelling and advocacy
IGNITE! Community Pitch Fest
 
At the fourth annual IGNITE! Community Pitch Fest, Members and Allies from across the country will share three-minute presentations that highlight transformative innovations, wins and game changers. Finalists will be invited to “make their pitch” at Intersections 2018 where attendees will vote on which pitch will receive the coveted “Voters Choice” award.
 
Explore Pittsburgh
 
Pittsburgh is the place to be for anyone interested in inclusive communities-- there is so much exciting work to highlight! From new policy initiatives to new community land trust organizations, Pittsburgh is a model for how we all can think about development without displacement in our communities. Through session panels and tours, take a deep dive and fall in love with Pittsburgh!
 
Start getting excited about your trip: Visit PITT & Downtown Pittsburgh
Our local hosts include: