2024 Suburban Housing Conference

May 16, 2024, Carmel

HAND’s 2024 Suburban Housing Conference is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel.

About 2024 Suburban Housing Conference

Attendees will learn about the regional insights included in the new Central Indiana Housing Study and hear the latest on Hamilton County’s future labor force needs. Plus, we will hear from a panel of our neighbors about their very real struggle to find housing options they can afford.

Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on the housing needs of specific populations: older adults, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and families who have survived violence.

We’ll end the day with a focus on the future as attendees provide input for Hamilton County’s Community Development Block Grant program.

See the full agenda.



Learn more about the speakers from the 2024 Suburban Housing Conference. From the general session to the breakout sessions all speakers are listed here. Thank you to all of our speakers!

Meet our speakers

Breakout Sessions

Each breakout session will be held twice, so you don’t have to choose just one! Dig into the topic you’re most interested in at 1:15 p.m. and something else at 2:15 p.m. to learn twice as much.

  • Housing Older Adults: Learn about housing considerations and solutions to improve aging-in-place options for older adults in our community.

  • Trauma-Informed Housing: What is trauma? Explore how trauma intersects with housing and how trauma-informed care can improve outcomes for residents.

  • Housing Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Adults with IDD need attainable housing, too. How are local developers and service providers meeting that need?

Real World Insights

Hear from panelists who have struggled to find attainable housing options in Hamilton County: How did that impact their mental and physical health? Their food security? Educational attainment? Safety?

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