Media Advisory: HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Speak at National Conference to End Family and Youth


Press Releases | February 24, 2015

February 17, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Emanuel Cavallaro 
(o) 202-942-8297 (c) 703-725-0363

HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Speak at National Conference to End Family and Youth Homelessness


Experts and homeless advocates from across the nation convene in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro will speak about the Obama Administration’s commitment to ending youth and family homelessness at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, the second day of the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. The event will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

The largest event of its kind, the conference will draw more than 900 people from across the country, including federal and local officials, homeless advocates, and others working on the front lines of the fight to end homelessness in the U.S.

Other speakers during the Conference will include California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and Alliance President and CEO Nan Roman. In addition, the Alliance will screen a documentary on youth homelessness, “The Homestretch,” after which homeless advocates and formerly homeless youth will participate in a panel discussion.

Secretary Castro’s appearance is open press. Members of the media who wish to cover his appearance or obtain a list of workshops open to press, contact Alliance Communications Associate Emanuel Cavallaro by phone at (o) 202-942-8297, (c) 703-725-0363  or by email at

Follow conference events on Twitter using the conference hashtag #naeh15.

What: 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Conference

Where: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 91201

When: February 19 to 20


The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. As a leading voice on the issue of homelessness, the Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions; works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity; and provides data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.