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    Sessions by Day

    Saturday, October 14
    Sunday, October 15
    Monday, October 16
    Tuesday, October 17

    Special Sessions

    National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) Educational & Development Workshops
    Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing (Tuesday)

    Sessions by Core Function

    Communications <CO>
    Finance <FI>
    Governance <GO>
    Homeownership <HO>
    Human Resources <HR>
    Information Technology <IT>
    Legal <LE>
    Management Innovation <MI>
    Rental <RE>
    Special Needs Housing <SN>
    Sustainable Housing <SH>



    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
    Sessions open to NCSHA HFA and associate members only unless otherwise noted

    9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Registration & Information
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Toiletries Collection for The Gathering Place
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop:
    Housing Credit Basics
    Mineral A/B/C, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only
    Get an introduction to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program from a leader in the field. Examine the roles played by state HFAs, developers, investors, syndicators, and the federal government, as well as how the structure of the program has led to its success.

    Discussion Leader:
    James Tassos, Senior Legislative and Policy Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop:
    Housing Bonds and Mortgage Securitization Basics
    Mineral A/B/C, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only
    An industry expert reviews how state HFAs sell tax-exempt, private activity Housing Bonds — commonly known as single-family Mortgage Revenue Bonds and multifamily Housing Bonds — and use the proceeds to finance low-cost mortgages for lower income first-time home buyers and affordable rental apartments. An HFA leader discusses the pros and cons of moving to a securitization lending model.

    Discussion Leaders:
    Gerald Hunter, President and Executive Director | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
    Patricia Schuett Peterson, Partner | Kutak Rock LLP

    12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop:
    Networking Lunch
    Centennial B, Third Floor
    Open to member HFA board members and executive directors only

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    NCSHA Task Force on Recommended Practices in Housing Credit Administration Meeting
    Centennial A, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and their designated staff only; lunch available at 12:30 p.m.

    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop:
    HFA Board Member Governance and Ethics

    Mineral A/B/C, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only
    Being a board member of a state HFA carries significant responsibility and requires hard work. Board members make decisions that affect the lives of many people, as well as oversee the borrowing and expenditure of millions, if not billions, of dollars. Hear from three veteran HFA boardmembers and one of the top legal authorities in the field of governance and ethics.

    Discussion Leader:
    John Wagner, Senior Partner | Kutak Rock LLP

    Participants:
    Karen Davis, Vice Chairman | Illinois Housing Development Authority
    R. Gene Davis, Jr., Board Chair | North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
    Mark Schwartz, Board Member | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Federal Liaisons
    Centennial C, Third Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    Maura Collins, Deputy Director | Vermont Housing Finance Agency
    Mark Romick, Deputy Executive Director | Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Hardest Hit Fund Meeting with Treasury
    Centennial D, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Greg Zagorski, Legislative and Policy Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies

    Participants:
    Hannah Resig, Policy Analyst, Homeownership Preservation Office | U.S. Department of the Treasury
    Ben Shepard, Policy Analyst, Office of Financial Stability | U.S. Department of the Treasury

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Section 8 Contract Administrators
    Centennial A, Third Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    Jacqueline Boudreaux, Procurement / Compliance Officer, HUD Contract Administration Section | Oregon Housing and Community Services
    Brian Miller, Director, Asset Management | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Special Needs Housing
    Centennial B, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Jennifer Henderson, Planning and Development Division Director | North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Sustainable Development Focus Group Meeting
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and their designated staff members only

    3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Human Resources
    Mineral F/G, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Linda Sargent, Human Resources Director | Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop:
    How HFAs Are Responding to Growing State Affordable Housing Needs
    Mineral A/B/C, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only
    Hear state HFAs discuss how they are establishing new programs and accessing new state resources to address the growing affordable housing needs their states face. Discuss administering new bond proceeds and appropriated funds, responding to middle-class affordability issues, and participating in statewide campaigns and program development efforts.

    Discussion Leader:
    Karen Davis, Vice Chairman | Illinois Housing Development Authority

    Participants:
    Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director | California Housing Finance Agency
    Barbara Fields, Executive Director | Rhode Island Housing
    Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner | Minnesota Housing

    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshop:
    Challenges in Housing Credit Administration
    Mineral A/B/C, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only
    Look at state efforts to make their qualified allocation plans (QAP) as effective and relevant as possible in light of changing state needs and policy priorities, comply with federal fair housing and related laws and regulations, and advocate for federal legislation to protect and strengthen the Housing Credit and Bond programs.

    Discussion Leader:
    Mark Schwartz, Board Member | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Audra Hamernik, Executive Director | Illinois Housing Development Authority
    Kim Herman, Executive Director | Washington State Housing Finance Commission
    Sean Thomas, Executive Director | Ohio Housing Finance Agency

    4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Internal Auditors
    Centennial C, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    R. Kevin Tune, Director, Internal Audit | Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

    4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Multifamily Development
    Centennial D, Third Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    Darrell Beavers, Housing Development Team Leader | Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
    Joe Erdelyi, Director of Development | Vermont Housing Finance Agency

    4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Rural Housing Focus Group Meeting
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and their designated staff members only

    4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Single-Family Program
    Centennial E, Third Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    David Flohr, Director, Homeownership Division | North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
    Lisa Hensley, Director of Single-Family Programs | District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency



    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

    Sessions open to NCSHA HFA and associate members only unless otherwise noted

    7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Registration & Information
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Toiletries Collection for The Gathering Place
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    NCSHA Disclosure Task Force Meeting
    Capitol 5/6/7, Fourth Floor
    Continental breakfast available at 8:00 a.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: HOME and Housing Trust Fund
    Centennial E, Third Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    Jack Hawkins, HOME Programs Manager | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
    Andrew Rael, Assistant Deputy Director, Programs | Arizona Department of Housing

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Single-Family Servicing
    Centennial A, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Mary Palkovich, Servicing Program Manager | Montana Board of Housing/Housing Division

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Human Resources (cont’d)
    Mineral F/G, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Kevin Brady, Human Resources Director | Louisiana Housing Corporation

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Information Technology
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Joe Leary, Director of Information Technology | Utah Housing Corporation

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    NCSHA General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; breakfast available at 9:30 a.m.

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Finance
    Centennial E, Third Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    Michael Holliday, Chief Financial Officer | Nevada Housing Division
    David Sargent, Managing Director, Finance/CFO | New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Legal
    Capitol 5/6/7, Fourth Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    George Demas, General Counsel | Vermont Housing Finance Agency
    Clarence Stone, Director, Legal Affairs | Michigan State Housing Development Authority

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    COMMUNITY MEET-UP: Multifamily Asset Management
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor

    Discussion Leaders:
    Paul Kimball, Manager of Policy and Rental Asset Management | North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
    Valeri Pate, Director, Asset Management and Compliance | Washington State Housing Finance Commission

    12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Executive Directors Forum
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; lunch available at 12:00 p.m.

    1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    COMMUNITY MEET-UP:
    Communications

    Mineral B/C, Third Floor

    Discussion Leader:
    Scott Elliott, Director, Communications | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    The 2017 Showplace Grand Opening
    Centennial F–H, Third Floor
    Open to all conference attendees

    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Art ReStart Card Sale
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor
    Open to all conference attendees
    Purchase beautiful greeting cards made by the artists at The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

    2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    NCSHB Annual Business Meeting and HFA Board Member Roundtable
    Capitol 5/6/7, Fourth Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only

    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Sundaes in the Showplace
    Centennial F–H, Third Floor
    Open to all conference attendees
    Stop in the Showplace to build your own ice cream sundae (while supplies last!), talk with the business solution providers on hand, and catch up with your affordable housing peers from around the country. (While supplie last)
    Sponsored by S&P Global Ratings

    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Leadership Circle Reception
    Pinnacle Club, 555 17th Street, 38th Floor
    By invitation only to member HFA executive directors and board   
    members,
    top affiliate supporters, and top conference sponsors
    Walking directions can be found on the back of your invitation. 


    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    The President’s Reception
    Pinnacle Club, 555 17th Street, 38th Floor
    Open to all conference attendees
    Walking directions can be found on the back of the invitation located in the pocket of your Conference Program.



    MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

    Sessions open to all conference attendees.

    7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Registration & Information
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Toiletries Collection for The Gathering Place

    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    The 2017 Showplace
    Centennial F–H, Third Floor
    Coffee available 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

    8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    Celebratory Opening Plenary Featuring Featuring Cara Brookins and the Presentation of the Annual Awards for Program Excellence
    Centennial A–D, Third Floor
    Seated breakfast served 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    • Welcome to Colorado: Cris White, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    • Remarks from the NCSHA President and Executive Director: Grant S. Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer | Utah Housing Corporation and Barbara J. Thompson, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies
    • Keynote Address: Cara Brookins, Author, Speaker, and Trainer
      Cara Brookins and her four children escaped domestic violence and built a home for themselves from the ground up with their own hands — and in the process rebuilt their family.

      From hand mixing the mortar for the foundation to running gas lines and framing walls, the Brookins family found that, working together, they could accomplish what seemed impossible.

      Cara’s memoir, Rise: How a House Built a Family, tells the story of her family’s journey to self-empowerment — a story for anyone who has undertaken a project that seemed, at first blush, unachievable. Today, Cara motivates others to build a bigger future for themselves and their communities by blowing the roof off their goals.

    • Presentation by the Gathering Place and Art Restart: Teresa Densmore, Director of Art Restart | The Gathering Place
    • Annual Awards for Program Excellence Ceremony
      The Annual Awards for Program Excellence recognize state HFAs for innovative programs, projects, and practices in support of affordable housing. Join us for this special ceremony as we celebrate the 2017 award winners and the outstanding work of all HFAs. Many of the entries are featured in sessions throughout the conference.
    • Presenters:


    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

    Networking Break in the Showplace

    Centennial F–H/Showplace and Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    Book Signing with Cara Brookins
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor
    Meet keynote speaker and author Cara Brookins! Cara’s book, Rise: How a House Built a Family, is available for purchase and signing. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

    10:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Art ReStart Card Sale

    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor
    Purchase beautiful greeting cards made by the artists at The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

    10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Accessibility Forum  <HO> <RE> <SN>
    Mineral F/G, Third Floor
    Discuss making housing accessible as well as affordable. Learn what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act require of owners and HFAs. Hear how state HFAs are ensuring accessibility in new and rehabilitation developments.

    Discussion Leader:
    Kelan Craig, Director, Planning, Preservation and Development | Ohio Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Mark English, President | E&A Team, Inc.
    Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director | New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
    Mark Shelburne, Senior Manager, Public Policy | Novogradac & Company LLP

    Best of HFAs: Communications  <CO> <GO>
    Mineral B/C, Third Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in communications. Discover how HFAs use customers’ stories and testimonials to better communicate their agencies’ mission and impact. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Indiana: “Portraits of the Human Spirit: A Sense of Place”
    • Maryland: “’Building Success’ Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report”
    • Oklahoma: “Annual Report Video Storytelling”
    • Washington: “What If...? 2016 Annual Report”

    Discussion Leader:
    Jenny Layton, Senior Vice President of Marketing | Mississippi Home Corporation

    Participants:
    Margret Graham, Communications Manager | Washington State Housing Finance Commission
    Sara Luell, Director of Communications | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
    Holley Mangham, Director of Communications | Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
    Brad Meadows, Marketing and Communications Director | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

    Best of HFAs: Information Technology  <GO> <IT> <MI>
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in information technology. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Colorado: “PAB Tracking”
    • Connecticut: “CHFA's Consolidated Application and Database — From Creation to Optimization”
    • Minnesota: “Multifamily Customer Portal”

    Discussion Leader:
    James Bowers, Director of Technology | District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Margaret Miller, Business and Economic Analyst | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    Wendy Moores, Assistant Director, Multifamily | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
    Karin Wilbricht, Housing Program/Policy Specialist, Multifamily Division | Minnesota Housing
     

    How Tax Reform Talk Is Affecting the Housing Credit and Bonds  <FI> <GO> <LE> <RE>
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor
    Discuss how tax changes Congress is considering could impact the Housing Credit and Bonds and how the possibility of tax reform is already affecting the Credit and Bond markets. Consider recent program performance reports, challenges the program faces, and potential changes in NCSHA’s Housing Credit Recommended Practices.

    Discussion Leader:
    Jennifer Schwartz, Assistant Director for Tax Policy and Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies

    Participants:
    Eric Enderlin, President | New York City Housing Development Corporation
    Cindy Fang, Partner | CohnReznick LLP
    Michael Novogradac, Managing Partner | Novogradac & Company LLP
    Catherine Racer, Associate Director | Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
    Michael Walker, Vice President/Senior Project Manager, Funds, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Investments | U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

    Implementing VAWA Requirements  <LE> <RE> <SN>
    Capitol 5/6, Fourth Floor
    Understand how the most recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) impacts HFAs and the programs they administer. Examine how states can take steps to educate housing providers and tenants about victims’ rights and incorporate VAWA compliance into qualified allocation plans, lease addendums, and Housing Credit compliance manuals.

    Discussion Leader:
    Tracey Easton, General Counsel | South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority

    Participants:
    Amanda Gross, Housing Compliance Trainer | E&A Team, Inc.
    Mark Schwartz, Board Member | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
    Timothy Veenstra, Director, Asset Management | Illinois Housing Development Authority

    Roundtable on Federal Homeownership Programs  <HO> <LE>
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    Interact with senior federal homeownership program officials. Hear about the latest Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Ginnie Mae policies and guidance and what they mean for your single-family programs. Consider new federal-HFA partnership opportunities.

    Discussion Leader:
    Susan Semba, Executive Vice President, Homeownership Lending | Idaho Housing and Finance Association

    Participants:
    Joyce Allen, Deputy Administrator, Single Family Housing | U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Gisele Roget, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (invited)
    Nathan Shultz, Business Development Manager | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    Securitization and Bond Financing Market Trends 
    <FI> <SH>
    Centennial E, Third Floor
    Experts and industry leaders assess today’s homeownership and rental financing markets. Discuss bond issuance and investor activity, developments in the securitization market, and projections for the future.

    Discussion Leader:
    Hazim Taib, Chief Financial Officer | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Casey Biegelsen, Senior Vice President | George K. Baum & Company
    Ansel Caine, Vice President | Caine Mitter & Associates Incorporated
    Peter Cannava, Managing Director | Wells Fargo Securities
    Raymond High, Director | Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
    Florence Zeman, Associate Managing Director | Moody’s Investors Service

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Networking Lunch
    Centennial A–D, Third Floor

    12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Photo-Op for Annual Award Recipients
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor
    Award winners are invited to collect their awards and have professional photographs taken. Digital photographs will be made available to the recipients after the conference.

    12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

    Coffee and Dessert in the Showplace
    Centennial F–H/Showplace and Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Disaster Relief and Recovery Meeting

    Mineral F/G, Third Floor
    Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and their designated staff only

    1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Employee On-Boarding and Retention  <GO> <HR> <MI>
    Mineral B/C, Third Floor
    Learn how to best plan for, design, and optimize an executive employee’s first 90 – 180 days with your organization to ensure a beneficial and productive on-boarding process. Understand the key linkage and alignment between effective on-boarding and long-term employee retention. Delve into various retention best practices and the competencies and behaviors needed to consistently and strategically identify and “protect your stars.”

    Trainer:
    Tracy McMillan, Managing Principal | HCGA Consulting Partners


    Marketing to Millennials/Publicidad para Milenials  <CO> <HO>
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    Traditional marketing is not as effective in reaching Millennials as it is other audiences. Examine how HFAs target this key demographic by designing programs and marketing campaigns that meet the unique needs of this generation of home buyers.

    Discussion Leader:
    Megan Goss, Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Sherri Eckles, Vice President, Single-Family Programs | New York State Homes and Community Renewal
    Matthew Heckles, Assistant Secretary | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
    Peter Pagonis, Director, Homeownership | Rhode Island Housing
    Sarah Saulsbury, Business Development and Marketing Services Manager | Wyoming Community Development Authority

    Rental Preservation: Emerging Issues and Success Stories  <LE> <RE> <SH>
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor
    Analyze new tactics for preserving aging affordable housing, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-assisted and Housing Credit properties. Discover how HFAs are undertaking strategic preservation initiatives to stabilize communities. Consider preservation challenges and strategies for overcoming them.

    Discussion Leader:
    Christine Moran, Managing Director, Multifamily Programs | Illinois Housing Development Authority

    Participants:
    Laura Abernathy, Director of State and Local Policy | National Housing Trust
    H. Blair Kincer, Partner | Novogradac & Company LLP
    Anthony Richardson, Senior Vice President of Development | New York City Housing Development Corporation
    Beth Truby, Preservation Program Manager | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    A Single-Family Financing Dialogue  <FI> <HO>
    Centennial E, Third Floor
    Join this open and candid discussion about the latest developments in affordable homeownership lending. Gain insights into market trends, new products, and potential partnership opportunities while examining the latest financing strategies.

    Discussion Leader:
    John Sager, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer | Idaho Housing and Finance Association

    Participants:
    Mike Awadis, Managing Director | Hilltop Securities Inc.
    Danny Gardner, Vice President, Affordable Lending and Access to Credit | Freddie Mac
    Aulii Limtiaco, Director | S&P Global Ratings
    Joseph Tait, Managing Director | Raymond James
    Harper Wong, Director – Community Lending Solutions | Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation

    The State of HFA Technology  <GO> <IT> <MI>
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    Discuss the current state of technology in HFAs — strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Hear how HFAs are investing in information technology to support their strategic plans and advance their missions.

    Discussion Leader:
    Tony Peleska, Chief Information Officer | Minnesota Housing

    Participants:
    Greg Blake, Chief Information Officer | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
    Kimberly Boal, Director, Information Technology | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
    Sue McLean, Chief Innovation Officer | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
    Gloria Wright, Manager, Application Services | Kentucky Housing Corporation

    Supporting Quality and Accountability in Resident Services  <RE> <SN>
    Capitol 5/6, Fourth Floor
    Explore the resources and tools HFAs can utilize to promote strong resident services programs. Learn about the Community of Practice on Enhanced Resident Service Coordination sponsored by Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Discuss the Community of Practice’s framework and guidelines for analyzing how organizations coordinate resident services, key organizational responsibilities, aligning the provision of resident services with the property development process, funding, business models, and accountability mechanisms.

    Discussion Leader:
    Carmen Chubb, Deputy Commissioner, Housing | Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Housing and Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Laura Andes, Director of Programs and Evaluation | Mercy Housing Inc.
    Eileen Fitzgerald, President and Chief Executive Officer | Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
    Bob Simpson, Vice President, Multifamily | Fannie Mae

    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Networking Break in the Showplace
    Centennial F–H/Showplace and Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Advances in Fair Housing Strategies  <LE> <RE>
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor
    Discover innovative strategies HFAs are employing to ensure compliance with fair housing requirements in the properties they finance, including approaches to site selection and working with property owners. Get a status update on HUD’s implementation of its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation.

    Discussion Leader:
    Rebecca Peace, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Counsel | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Carlie J. Boos, Program and Policy Manager | Ohio Housing Finance Agency
    Paula Roy Carethers, Executive Vice President for Real Estate | New York City Housing Development Corporation
    Sunaree Marshall, Director – Policy and Legislative Initiatives Division, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Melinda Pollack, Vice President | Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
    Peter Tatian, Senior Fellow | Urban Institute

    Best of HFAs: Human Resources  <CO> <GO> <HR> <MI>
    Mineral F/G, Third Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in human resources. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • California: “CalHFA Wellness Program: How CalHFA Brought Wellness to Its Work Environment”
    • Massachusetts: “MassHousing's Line of Sight Goals”
    • New Mexico: “Using an Intranet to Improve Internal Communication”


    Discussion Leader:
    Monica Abeita, Policy Director | New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Jennifer LeBoeuf, Director of Administration | California Housing Finance Agency
    Timothy Sullivan, Executive Director | MassHousing


    Marketing Outside the Box  <CO> <HO> <RE>
    Mineral B/C, Third Floor
    Hear about creative tactics for marketing multifamily lending, down payment assistance, foreclosure prevention, and refinancing programs to HFA audiences using innovative and highly effective channels.

    Discussion Leader:
    Molly Moses, Director, Communications and Marketing | Ohio Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Clayton Ingram, Director, Marketing and Communications | South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority
    Tom Lyons, Managing Director of Government Affairs, Communications, and Marketing | MassHousing
    Charmaine McNeilly, Publications Coordinator | Tennessee Housing Development Agency
    Wally Swenson, Communications Director | Illinois Housing Development Authority

    Meeting Rural Rental Housing Challenges   <FI> <RE> <SN>
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    Gain insight into the challenges in developing and preserving rural rental housing, including supportive housing in difficult-to-reach areas. Learn how HFAs and their partners are addressing critical community development and neighborhood stabilization in areas that need it most, including rural and economically distressed communities.

    Discussion Leader:
    Jolene Kline, Executive Director | North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Janet Stouder, Deputy Director, Multi-Family Housing Progams | U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Lorraine Polak, Director, Rental Housing Development | South Dakota Housing Development Authority
    Lisa Vatske, Director, Multifamily Housing and Community Facilities | Washington State Housing Finance Commission
    Catalina Vielma, Vice President, Public Housing | National Equity Fund, Inc.

    Multifamily Financing Strategies  <FI> <LE> <RE> <SH>
    Centennial E, Third Floor
    Industry leaders and government officials discuss the latest vehicles for financing affordable rental housing. Discuss the HUD-FFB Risk-Sharing initiative, mixed-subsidy deals, taxable bonds, green bonds, and other tax-exempt financing options.

    Discussion Leader:
    Patricia Hippe, Chief Financial Officer | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Gloria Boyd, Vice President | New York State Homes and Community Renewal
    Brent Chandaria, Vice President | J.P. Morgan
    Arthur Fleming, Senior Vice President and Director, Community Investment Services | Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
    Alan Jaffe, Managing Director and Head of Housing and Real Estate Group | Jefferies LLC
    Geoffrey Proulx, Executive Director | Morgan Stanley

    The Supportive Housing/Healthcare Nexus   <GO> <LE> <RE> <SN>
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    Explore how HFAs are partnering with Medicaid agencies and other partners to scale up supportive housing. Experts share the latest on federal and state healthcare reform efforts and what changes could mean for supportive housing.

    Discussion Leader:
    Maura Martin, Legislative Program Officer | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Sherry Lerch, Senior Consultant | Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
    Marcella Maguire, Director, Health Systems Integration | CSH
    Margaret Salazar, Director | Oregon Housing and Community Services

    Thriving in an Automated Mortgage Market  <HO> <IT>
    Capitol 5/6, Fourth Floor
    Examine how your homeownership programs can succeed in an increasingly digital mortgage market. Hear from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about their latest automated mortgage tools and processes and how HFAs can benefit. HFAs describe how they upgraded their digital operations to increase business.

    Discussion Leader:
    Ignatius MacLellan, Managing Director, Homeownership | New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Katrina Jones, Vice President of Marketing | Fannie Mae
    Randy Jones, Vice President, Sales and Technology | Freddie Mac
    Ruth Lee, Senior Director, Mortgage Services | MetaSource
    Kimberly Stuart, Manager, Homeownership and Home Improvement | Minnesota Housing

    4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Networking Break in the Showplace
    Centennial F–H/Showplace, Centennial Foyer, and Mineral Foyer, Third Floor; and Capitol Foyer, Fourth Floor

    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Best of HFAs: Rental  <GO> <RE> <SH> <SN>
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in rental. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Indiana: “LIHTC Progress Inspections”
    • Maine: “2016 Tax-Exempt Program for the Creation of New Senior Housing”
    • Massachusetts: “Workforce Housing Program”
    • Rhode Island: “Housing Stabilization Program: Protecting Tenancy for At-Risk Renters”

    Discussion Leader:
    Claudia O’Grady, Vice President, Multifamily Finance | Utah Housing Corporation

    Participants:
    Cynthia Lacasse, Director of Rental Business Development | MassHousing
    Jessica Mowry, Assistant Director, Leased Housing and Rental Services | Rhode Island Housing
    Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Real Estate Development Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
    Mark Wiesendanger, Director of Development | MaineHousing

    Better Managing Your Financial Resources  <FI> <GO> <IT> <MI>
    Centennial E, Third Floor
    Explore how to better track, manage, and deploy your agency’s stretched resources to achieve its full potential. Hear how HFAs are better monitoring their bond cap usage, reducing issuance costs, and leveraging their bond indentures and bond optionality to secure stronger financial results.

    Discussion Leader:
    Cindy Harris, Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer | Iowa Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Mikiyon Alexander, Director, U.S. Public Finance | Fitch Ratings
    Damian Busch, Director | Barclays
    Margaret Miller, Business and Economic Analyst | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
    Joseph Monitto, Director | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Creative Solutions to Supportive Housing Needs  <RE> <SN>
    Capitol 5/6, Fourth Floor
    Discover how innovative funding approaches, strategic partnerships, and preferences can help expand permanent supportive housing opportunities even as federal resources tighten.

    Discussion Leader:
    Natasha Weaver, Manager, Tax Credit Program | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Katie Bonamasso, Program Manager, Denver Social Impact Bond Initiative | CSH
    Joel Salzer, Multifamily Business Manager | Minnesota Housing
    Elizabeth Stewart, Senior Associate | Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
    Nicole Sweazy, Housing Program Administrator | Louisiana Housing Corporation

    Crisis Communications: A Case Study  <CO> <GO> <LE>
    Mineral B/C, Third Floor
    Gain insight into effective media relations management by studying the steps NCSHA took to educate the media and equip constituents to respond to a recent PBS/NPR program on the affordable housing crisis.

    Discussion Leader:
    Barbara J. Thompson, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

    Participants:
    Trey Price, Executive Director | Florida Housing Finance Corporation
    Jennifer Schwartz, Assistant Director for Tax Policy and Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies
    Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner | Minnesota Housing

    The Evolving Mortgage Servicing Landscape  <GO> HO> <IT>
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    A leading industry expert explains how you can navigate overlapping servicing policies and regulations. HFAs that have recently transitioned their servicing operations in house, or have sought to grow their servicing operations, present the benefits, drawbacks, and lessons learned from their experiences.

    Discussion Leader
    Amy White, Vice President, Mortgage Servicing | Utah Housing Corporation

    Participants:
    Gina Hickman, Deputy Director of Finance and Administration | New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
    Kathryn Newton, Director of Loan Servicing | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
    Donna Schmidt, Managing Director | DLS Servicing Consultants, LLC

    Managing Up: Developing Future Leaders in the Workplace  <CO> <GO> <HR> <MI>
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    Learn how to mentor employees to become future organizational leaders. Discuss strategies to help staff members better communicate with management and peers, increase their personal effectiveness, and define success as they contribute to the organization’s mission and vision.

    Trainer:
    Stacy Collette, Executive Operations Manager | Montana Board of Housing/Housing Division

    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Showplace Happy Hour
    Centennial F–H/Showplace and Centennial Foyer, Third Floor
    Network with your peers and the representatives of companies exhibiting in the 2017 Showplace — together, you can solve your biggest business challenges. Don’t miss the prize drawings at 5:45 p.m.! (You must be present to win. Exhibitors and sponsors are not eligible to win.)



    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

    Sessions open to all conference attendees

    7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Registration & Information
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Toiletries Collection for The Gathering Place
    Centennial Foyer, Third Floor

    8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

    Tuesday Plenary Breakfast Featuring Carol Naughton of Purpose Built Communities and a Panel Discussion on Holistic Community Development
    Centennial A–D, Third Floor
    Seated breakfast served 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

    How does holistic community revitalization work? What does it require? Tackling such complex, deeply rooted issues as intergenerational poverty, unsafe environments, high crime, and failing schools presents many challenges for community leaders, including those working in affordable housing. Hear how HFAs are working with partners and stakeholders to revitalize communities in their states while preserving, rehabilitating, and expanding the availability of quality affordable housing in the process.

    Keynote Speaker:
    Carol Naughton, President | Purpose Built Communities

    Discussion Leader:
    Garth B. Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | National Council of State Housing Agencies

    Participants:
    Anas Ben Addi, Director | Delaware State Housing Authority
    Tim Kenny, Executive Director | Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
    Earl Poleski, Executive Director | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    Wyman Winston, Executive Director | Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

    9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

    Networking Break
    Centennial and Mineral Foyers, Third Floor, and Capitol Foyer, Fourth Floor

    9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Administering the Housing Trust Fund  <RE> <SN>
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor
    Analyze how states are using their Housing Trust Fund (HTF) allocations. Discuss HTF implementation issues and lessons learned from the first year. Hear from HUD on the latest HTF guidance and outlook.

    Discussion Leader:
    Anne Berman, Assistant Director of Development | Rhode Island Housing

    Participants:
    Ed Gramlich, Special Advisor | National Low Income Housing Coalition
    Peter Huber, Deputy Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Alan Quick, Managing Director of Strategic Planning and Reporting | Illinois Housing Development Authority
    Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Real Estate Development Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

    Best of HFAs: Special Needs Housing  <GO> <RE> <SN>
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in special needs housing. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Michigan: “MSHDA's Statewide Campaign ‘Pledge to End Veterans Homelessness’”
    • Minnesota: “Successfully Implementing Section 811 Rental Assistance — the Art of Collaboration and Flexibility”
    • Mississippi: “Mississippi CHOICE Program”
    • North Dakota: “North Dakota Supportive Housing Collaborative”

    Discussion Leader:
    Anthony Sertich, Director of Multifamily Programs | California Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Jennifer Henderson, Planning and Development Division Director | North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
    Ben Mokry, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategist | Mississippi Home Corporation
    Ashley Oliver, Multifamily Manager for Asset Management | Minnesota Housing
    Kelly Rose, Chief Housing Solutions Officer & Director, Rental Assistance & Homeless Solutions | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    Max Wetz, Director, Public Affairs | North Dakota Housing Finance Agency

    Data-Driven Communications <CO> <GO> <HO> <IT>
    Mineral B/C, Third Floor
    Evolving technologies give our industry access to data that more effectively illustrates affordable housing need and HFA impact. Hear how organizations are identifying compelling information and using data visualization to communicate it to stakeholders and decision-makers in an easy-to-understand format.

    Discussion Leader:
    Ashley Jared-Salow, Public Information Officer/Director of Communications | Iowa Finance Authority

    Participants:
    Jennifer Bowman, Director, Governmental and Media Affairs | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    Mark Garcia, Community Affairs Liaison, Governmental and Media Affairs | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    Margret Graham, Communications Manager | Washington State Housing Finance Commission
    Connie Helmlinger, Manager of Public Relations and Marketing | North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

    The Future Housing Finance System  <FI> <GO> <HO> <RE>
    Centennial E, Third Floor
    With Congress once again debating the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, NCSHA staff discuss the prospects for housing finance reform and what role HFAs may play in the new system, Federal Housing Finance Agency staff describe developments at Fannie and Freddie, and other experts share their perspectives.


    Discussion Leader:
    Edwin King, Executive Director | Kentucky Housing Corporation

    Participants:
    Maria Fernandez, Senior Associate Director, Division of Housing Mission and Goals, Office of Housing and Regulatory Policy | Federal Housing Finance Agency
    Gerald Hunter, President and Executive Director | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
    Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | National Council of State Housing Agencies

    Supporting Affordable Home Construction and Rehabilitation  <FI> <HO> <SH>
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    Learn about innovative HFA programs that have helped to address the shortage of affordable single-family homes in their states. Examine initiatives that fund critical emergency home repairs, help senior citizens remain in their homes, maximize the potential of FHA’s 203(k) rehabilitation program, and effectively partner with Habitat for Humanity.

    Discussion Leader:
    Coleen Baumert, Director, Homeownership Programs | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

    Participants:
    Marlena Gibson, Director of Policy and Planning | Delaware State Housing Authority
    Audra Hamernik, Executive Director | Illinois Housing Development Authority
    Brenda Hayden, Assistant Director, Homeownership | Rhode Island Housing
    Denise Lord, Senior Director, Communications and Planning | MaineHousing

    Trends in Housing Counseling  <HO>
    Capitol 5/6, Fourth Floor
    Hear from HUD about the latest policy developments and partnership opportunities with its Housing Counseling program. Consider strategies for delivering counseling services to a new generation of consumers, including those with limited-English proficiency (LEP). Discover how one HFA expanded its counseling program to include personal financial coaching for those who are not yet ready to buy a home.

    Discussion Leader:
    Tal Anderson, Manager, Community Initiatives | Minnesota Housing

    Participants:
    Vanessa McCall, Director of Housing Finance | Delaware State Housing Authority
    Milt Sharp, President and National Administrator for eHome Network | eHome America
    Jamie Spakow, Office of Housing Counseling, Office of Policy and Grants Administration | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    Networking Break
    Centennial and Mineral Foyers, Third Floor, and Capitol Foyer, Fourth Floor

    11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    Asset Management Innovations  <IT> <RE>
    Capitol 1/2/3, Fourth Floor
    Explore strategies for ensuring the health of multifamily developments through asset management, including approaches for helping HFAs better monitor property financial viability, mitigate risks, and empower owners, managers, and other partners.

    Discussion Leader:
    Melissa Donahue, Manager, Asset Management and Compliance Division | Washington State Housing Finance Commission

    Participants:
    Carl Dudeck, Director, Housing Management | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
    Ryan Kim, Manager | CohnReznick LLP
    Shawn McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer | ProLink Solutions, Inc.
    Henry Mukasa, Director of Rental Management | MassHousing

    Best of HFAs: Finance  <FI> <GO> <MI>
    Centennial E, Third Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in finance. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Illinois: “One-Stop Shopping for Housing Finance”
    • Massachusetts: “Leveraging Assets for Multi-Family Loan Production”
    • New York City: “Bifurcated Structures for Mixed-Income Financing”
    • Washington: “Habitat for Humanity Liquidity Partnership”

    Discussion Leader:
    Craig Wells, Chief Financial Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

    Participants:
    Andrew DeCoux, Assistant Director, Multifamily Programs and Business Development | Illinois Housing Development Authority
    Richard Froehlich, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President for Capital Markets and General Counsel | New York City Housing Development Corporation
    Charles Karimbakas, Chief Financial Officer | MassHousing
    Lisa Vatske, Director, Multifamily Housing and Community Facilities | Washington State Housing Finance Commission

    Best of HFAs: Homeownership  <GO> <HO> <SH>
    Capitol 4, Fourth Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in homeownership. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Massachusetts: “A Home in the City — Olmsted Green”
    • Nebraska: “NHR and NIFA Housing Production Partnership”
    • Wisconsin: “WHEDA Capital Access Advantage Down Payment Assistance”
    • Wyoming: “Home$tretch”

    Discussion Leader:
    Lee Ann Smith, Director, Single Family Programs | Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency

    Participants;
    Cynthia Lacasse, Director of Rental Business Development | MassHousing
    Brian Schimming, Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer | Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
    Ted Simpson, Director of Development | Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
    Carol A. Wilson, Director of Single-Family Programs | Wyoming Community Development Authority


    Best of HFAs: Operations  <FI> <GO> <HR> <MI> <RE>
    Mineral D/E, Third Floor
    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in operations. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    • Indiana: “Disturbing the Sounds of Silence: Stakeholder Engagement in the Strategic Planning Process”
    • Minnesota: “Multifamily Remodel: Current. Clear. Collaborative.”
    • Rhode Island: “Joint Opening of the Section 8 Wait List”


    Discussion Leader
    :
    Claribel Shavers, Director of Leased Housing and Rental Services | Rhode Island Housing

    Participants:
    Mary Tingerthal, Commissioner | Minnesota Housing
    Kyleen Welling, Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

    Designing and Communicating Disaster Recovery Plans  <CO> <GO> <SH>
    Mineral B/C, Third Floor
    Hear how HFAs have designed preparedness and recovery plans to respond to natural disasters in their states. Learn how agencies communicate those plans and assist impacted residents.

    Discussion Leader:
    Dan Shortridge, Director of Public Relations | Delaware State Housing Authority

    Participants:
    George Gannon, Communications Manager | West Virginia Housing Development Fund
    Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Real Estate Development Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
    Ray Rodriguez, Housing Finance Manager | Louisiana Housing Corporation
    Laura Shea, Senior Director of Programs | New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

    Family Homelessness and Reunification  <RE> <SN>
    Capitol 5/6, Fourth Floor
    Learn how states are engaging in strategic partnerships to end homelessness for families and children by providing stable housing to at-risk families. Discuss how to energize program partners, identify available programs, access funding, and tap into federal, state, and local initiatives.

    Discussion Leader:
    Peter Merrill, Deputy Director | MaineHousing

    Participants:
    Erin Burns-Maine, Director of State Policy | CSH
    Angel Hurtado, Division Director, Residential, Youth, and Emergency Services | Volunteers of America
    Brittani Manzo, Policy Advisor | U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (invited)
    Ruth White, Executive Director | National Center for Housing and Child Welfare

     


    Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing
    Tuesday, October 17
    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance

    The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is conducting a special workshop on deploying solar for public and affordable housing, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in conjunction with NCSHA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Showplace.

    The workshop examines the challenges providers face in deploying solar for public and affordable housing and highlights strategies and ideas for state housing finance agencies to help overcome these challenges. Engage with leading experts from across the country in discussions on the U.S. solar market, how solar can benefit affordable housing providers and tenants, solar project financing strategies, and how adding battery storage to solar projects can reduce lifecycle costs, protect against potential changes in rate structures, and provide resiliency benefits.

    Workshop presenters and panelists include:

    • Tim Beal, Director of Sustainable Communities, Boulder Housing Partners
    • Lori Bird, Markets and Policy Principal, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • Nate Hausman, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
    • Bracken Hendricks, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Ingenuity
    • Warren Leon, Executive Director, Clean Energy States Alliance
    • Joyce McLaren, Research Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    • Seth Mullendore, Project Director, Clean Energy Group
    • Robert Sanders, Senior Finance Director, Clean Energy Group


    NCSHA members, Annual Conference attendees, and HFA staff are invited to apply to attend this free workshop. Travel reimbursement is available to cover airfare to Denver and one night at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center for those selected to attend.

    For more details and to apply, please visit www.cesa.org/webinars/workshop-on-solar-for-public-and-affordable-housing. CESA will continue to review and accept applications until all the limited spaces are filled (approximately 25 spaces are available).

    Questions? Please contact Lisa Bowman.

     


     

    Communications <CO>
    Best of HFAs: Communications
    Best of HFAs: Human Resources
    Crisis Communications: A Case Study
    Data-Driven Communications
    Designing and Communicating Disaster Recovery Plans
    Managing Up: Developing Future Leaders in the Workplace
    Marketing Outside the Box
    Marketing to Millennials/Publicidad para Milenials

    Finance ‹FI›
    Best of HFAs: Finance
    Best of HFAs: Operations
    Better Managing Your Financial Resources
    The Future Housing Finance System
    How Tax Reform Talk Is Affecting the Housing Credit and Bonds
    Meeting Rural Rental Housing Challenges
    Multifamily Financing Strategies
    Securitization and Bond Financing Market Trends
    A Single-Family Financing Dialogue
    Supporting Affordable Home Construction and Rehabilitation

    Governance <GO>
    Best of HFAs: Communications
    Best of HFAs: Finance
    Best of HFAs: Homeownership
    Best of HFAs: Human Resources
    Best of HFAs: Information Technology
    Best of HFAs: Operations
    Best of HFAs: Rental
    Best of HFAs: Special Needs Housing
    Better Managing Your Financial Resources
    Crisis Communications: A Case Study
    Data-Driven Communications
    Designing and Communicating Disaster Recovery Plans
    Employee On-Boarding and Retention
    The Future Housing Finance System
    Managing Up: Developing Future Leaders in the Workplace
    The State of HFA Technology
    The Supportive Housing/Healthcare Nexus

    Homeownership <HO>
    Accessibility Forum
    Best of HFAs: Homeownership
    Data-Driven Communications
    The Evolving Mortgage Servicing Landscape
    The Future Housing Finance System
    Marketing Outside the Box
    Marketing to Millennials/Publicidad para Milenials
    Roundtable with Federal Homeownership Officials
    A Single-Family Financing Dialogue
    Supporting Affordable Home Construction and Rehabilitation
    Trends in Housing Counseling
    Thriving in an Automated Mortgage Market

    Human Resources <HR>
    Best of HFAs: Human Resources
    Best of HFAs: Operations
    Employee On-Boarding and Retention
    Managing Up: Developing Future Leaders in the Workplace

    Information Technology <IT>
    Asset Management Innovations
    Best of HFAs: Information Technology
    Better Managing Your Financial Resources
    Data-Driven Communications
    The State of HFA Technology
    Thriving in an Automated Mortgage Market

    Legal <LE>
    Advances in Fair Housing Strategies
    Crisis Communications: A Case Study
    How Tax Reform Talk Is Affecting the Housing Credit and Bonds
    Implementing VAWA Requirements
    Multifamily Financing Strategies
    Rental Preservation: Emerging Issues and Success Stories
    The Supportive Housing/Healthcare Nexus

    Management Innovation <MI>
    Best of HFAs: Human Resources
    Best of HFAs: Operations
    Better Managing Your Financial Resources
    Employee On-Boarding and Retention
    Managing Up: Developing Future Leaders in the Workplace
    The State of HFA Technology

    Rental <RE>
    Accessibility Forum
    Administering the Housing Trust Fund
    Advances in Fair Housing Strategies 
    Asset Management Innovations
    Best of HFAs: Operations
    Best of HFAs: Rental
    Best of HFAs: Special Needs Housing
    Creative Solutions to Supportive Housing Needs
    Family Homelessness and Reunification
    The Future Housing Finance System
    How Tax Reform Talk Is Affecting the Housing Credit and Bonds
    Implementing VAWA Requirements 
    Marketing Outside the Box
    Meeting Rural Rental Housing Challenges
    Multifamily Financing Strategies 
    Rental Preservation: Emerging Issues and Success Stories
    The Supportive Housing/Healthcare Nexus
    Supporting Quality and Accountability in Resident Services 

    Special Needs Housing <SN>
    Accessibility Forum
    Administering the Housing Trust Fund
    Best of HFAs: Rental
    Best of HFAs: Special Needs Housing
    Creative Solutions to Supportive Housing Needs
    Family Homelessness and Reunification
    Implementing VAWA Requirements
    Meeting Rural Rental Housing Challenges
    The Supportive Housing/Healthcare Nexus
    Supporting Quality and Accountability in Resident Services

    Sustainable Housing <SH>
    Best of HFAs: Homeownership
    Best of HFAs: Rental
    Designing and Communicating Disaster Recovery Plans
    Multifamily Financing Strategies
    Rental Preservation: Emerging Issues and Success Stories
    Securitization and Bond Financing Market Trends
    Supporting Affordable Home Construction and Rehabilitation

    NCSHB Educational & Development Workshops
    Open to member HFA board members and executive directors only
    NCSHB: Annual Business Meeting and HFA Board Member Roundtable
    NCSHB: Challenges in Housing Credit Administration
    NCSHB: HFA Board Member Governance and Ethics
    NCSHB: Housing Bonds and Mortgage Securitization Basics
    NCSHB: Housing Credit Basics
    NCSHB: How HFAs Are Responding to Growing State Affordable Housing Needs
    NCSHB: Networking Lunch