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PROGRAM COLLABORATIVES & MEETINGS Health & Housing Solutions Summit: Shaping the Future to Accelerate Action

  • May 7, 2024 - May 8, 2024

We invite you to join Lutheran Services in America, in partnership with ELCA World Hunger, for the Health and Housing Solutions Summit: Shaping the Future to Accelerate Action on May 7 & 8 in Washington, D.C. The convening brings together Lutheran Services in America network members, practitioners, philanthropic stakeholders, thought leaders and policymakers to engage in robust dialogue to advance aligned action. Join us to inform and spur new approaches to expand access to affordable housing along with needed support and services to improve health and opportunity for people across the country.

As part of the convening, we will release a new report developed in collaboration with Abt Global to highlight a variety of approaches across the Lutheran Services in America network that address housing insecurity and other health-related social needs. Drawing from these approaches, the convening will include opportunities to:

  • Strengthen our collective capacity by identifying and exploring approaches that are expanding access to housing with support and services, through a focus on financing, partnerships, equity and data to inform and guide aligned action.
  • Catalyzing innovation and collaboration by examining the most promising approaches – what works, why, and how – that can be improved for greater spread and scale including through policy levers to accelerate change.
  • Sharing Solutions: Amplifying the faith-based, trusted, community-centered leadership of our network with partners to shape the future of affordable housing that meets the diverse needs of communities.

The Essential Lutheran Role in Health and Housing

Across the country, Lutheran Services in America network members are taking action to improve the housing landscape of their communities. This convening builds off of our Housing Solutions Collaborative that was formed last year that connects members with external leaders and resources to strengthen collective efforts. Network members are improving housing in a variety of ways, including through:

  • Developing affordable housing for children, youth and families and seniors.
  • Expanding housing access for people with disabilities and New Americans.
  • Revitalizing existing housing and stewarding land historically owned churches and faith-based schools to increase the supply of mixed income housing; and
  • Improving housing security with access to supports and services, including behavioral health.

There is no cost to attend the convening.


Find out more about the Health & Housing Solutions Summit’s two days of programming.


Check out our growing list of speakers.

Travel & Hotel Recommendations

Washington National (DCA) is the closest airport to the site of the summit; Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) are alternatives that add 40–60 minutes of travel time. Attendees are responsible for their travel expenses.

Lutheran Services in America has secured a courtesy block of 15 rooms at each of the following hotels:

Rooms are going quickly, so reserve yours today!


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Contact Kent Mitchell for more information.