Speakers and Presenters

We were proud to partner with the following presenters for CSH Supportive Housing Summit 2023.

Thursday Plenary

June 1, 2023 at 9AM

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Dr. Matthew Desmond

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Bestselling Author,
Poverty Abolitionist

MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond and Princeton sociologist was launched onto the national stage as an expert on contemporary American poverty with the publication of his Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Combining years of embedded fieldwork with painstakingly gathered data, Evicted transformed our understanding of inequity and economic exploitation in America. Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology and the founder and principal investigator of the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

Friday Plenary

June 2, 2023 at 9AM

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Sarah Glover

Vice President of News & Civic Dialogue, WHYY News; Plenary Moderator

Sarah Glover is the Vice President of News & Civic Dialogue at WHYY News. She is a veteran journalist and the former managing editor at MPR News, Minnesota Public Radio. She worked as a social media editor and digital strategist at NBC Owned Television Stations and NBC10 Philadelphia. She also previously worked as a staff photojournalist at both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. Glover served two historic terms as the 21st president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the largest organization in the United States for journalists of color founded in 1975. She graduated with a dual bachelor’s degree in photojournalism and African American Studies from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and the College of Arts and Sciences. Glover received a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University Fox School of Business and a Master of Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (PennWest). Glover was a 2021 Nieman Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. 

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Michaelle Bond

Writer, Philadelphia Inquirier 

Michaelle Bond is The Philadelphia Inquirer's residential real estate reporter and covers market trends, how people live in their homes, and how housing policies shape communities. She joined The Inquirer in 2013, after graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and completing a fellowship at The New York Times. At The Inquirer, Michaelle has covered breaking news, schools, courts, pipeline construction, government policy, land development, and the 2020 Census. Michaelle and a colleague won an award in 2018 from the National Association of Black Journalists for a story they wrote about lying in the criminal justice system and the wrongful conviction of a man who has since been freed.

Michaelle has spent the last three years covering real estate trends and policies and chronicling how the pandemic impacted the housing market. She writes a weekly newsletter that highlights local real estate news and helps demystify the market.

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Kriston Capps

Writer, Bloomberg CityLab

Kriston Capps is a writer for CityLab in Washington, D.C., focused on housing, architecture and the built environment.

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Miriam Axel-Lute

CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Shelterforce

Miriam Axel-Lute is the CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Shelterforce, a national nonprofit publication covering affordable housing and healthy, just communities. She has been with Shelterforce since 2010, as well as from 1997 to 2002. Miriam has also been news editor of a weekly newspaper, opinion columnist, freelance editor and writer, parenting blogger, performance poet, urban planning student, and community development consultant. Based in Albany, NY, she is a proud small-city advocate.

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Claire Thornton

Writer, USA Today

Claire Thornton covers poverty and social services for the national news desk at USA TODAY, focusing on homelessness and food insecurity.

On the poverty beat, Claire has reported on how minimum wage jobs don't cover basic expenses and government programs meant to fill the gap are often too difficult to access across the U.S.

Claire has also covered how substance use, violence and interactions with the criminal-legal system easily compound the negative effects of poverty.

In prior roles at USA TODAY, Claire has extensively covered LGBTQ rights. Check out their latest story out this morning on homelessness among LGBTQ youth!

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