Registration Now Open! Empowering Texas Communities Conference 2018

Friends of TEPRI,

The Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute is excited to unveil a new strategic partnership with the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations . This partnership will allow us to concentrate on statewide housing and energy issues. Part of this new partnership includes broader discussions on a wider array of issues impacting communities where our membership works.

Affordable housing continues to be a concern throughout the state of Texas as demand continually exceeds the supply of available housing.   Older housing stock and reduced buying power put more and more Texans at risk of not only paying more than they can afford for housing, but also for electricity to power their homes.  With the uncertainty surrounding these challenges, TACDC and TEPRI feel that the time has come to elevate the discussions to develop the framework needed to move forward to a bright and prosperous future for the citizens throughout all of Texas.

The two day conference is scheduled for Sunday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. We are anticipating an overwhelming response for the event with participation from community development corporations, energy companies, for profit and nonprofit real estate developers, financial institutions, community development financial institutions, government officials, social service agencies, green building specialists, and many others.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!


Dana Harmon, Executive Director

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston Island
7 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
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Have an idea for a great session for the Empowering Texas Communities conference? Submit your panel proposal for review and consideration.  If we choose your topic, you will receive a discounted registration to the conference.  Click the button below to submit your session.

Please include:

  • your contact info
  • the proposed topic title
  • up to three suggested panelists/ speakers
  • the format (panel, plenary speaker, breakout session, or keynote speaker)
  • whether it is a beginning, intermediate, or advanced topic

Special consideration will be given to panel proposals that integrate energy innovation and housing solutions, especially discussions that address low-income needs.


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Group Code: TACDC318
Rate: $149/night