Housing on Merit is always in search of opportunities to network and collaborate with affordable housing experts. Recently, HOM’s Executive Director Jennifer Litwak attended City First Foundation’s 2018 Affordable Housing Impact Forum in Washington, D.C., on October 24. The workshop-style event was focused on solutions to better serve distressed neighborhoods through sustainable and responsible community development. Topics discussed included technical information in nonprofit development, policy development and government. Breakout sessions targeted private finance, Community Land Trusts and optimizing Opportunity Zones, which focus on providing sustainable economic development in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.