Session Materials and Resources

Solutions for Working Families: 2009 Learning Conference on State and Local Housing Policy featured sessions covering the full spectrum of housing policy issues. On this page you will find presentation and other resources related to many of the sessions.

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Concurrent Sessions:

Series 1: Building a Comprehensive Strategy

Series 2: Increasing Resources for Affordable Homes

Series 3: Building Community Support for Affordable Homes

Series 4: Expanding Development Opportunities

Series 5: Preserving and Recycling Resources

 

Facilitated Discussions:

Affordable Housing and Design

Healthy Housing and Your Community

LISC/Chicago’s Network of Centers for Working Families

Manufactured Housing Innovations

Rural Housing for Working Families

Supportive Housing: Integrated Housing and Communities

Taking Shared Equity to Scale

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency for Affordable Housing

 

Institutes:

Foreclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Stabilization

Window of Opportunity: Preserving and Improving Affordable Rental Housing

 

Training Workshops:

Green Affordable Homes

Building Community Support for Housing: Implementing and Integrating Traditional and Web 2.0 Communications Strategies

 

 

Series 1: Building a Comprehensive Strategy

Sunday, June 28

Creating a Housing Plan

Speakers:

  • Susan Baldwin, San Diego Association of Governments
  • Elizabeth Davison, Davison Consulting
  • Jennifer Raitt, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Arthur Sullivan, ARCH: A Regional Coalition for Housing

PowerPoint Presentations:

Baldwin PowerPoint

Davison PowerPoint

Sullivan PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

 

The Intersection of Housing, Land-Use and Transportation Policy

Speakers:

  • James Corless, Transportation for America
  • Dan Reuter, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Mona Langston, Housing Preservation Project
  • Maria Choca-Urban, Center for Neighborhood Technology

PowerPoint Presentations:

Reuter PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Beltway Burden: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area [PDF]
  • A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens of Working Families [PDF]
  • HousingPolicy.org webpage Smart Development Patterns

 

State and Regional Approaches to Housing

Speakers:

  • Cathy Creswell, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Jane Bilger, Illinois Housing Development Authority
  • Bob Dean, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • David Fink, Partnership for Strong Communities

PowerPoint Presentations:

Bilger PowerPoint

Creswell PowerPoint

Fink PowerPoint

 

Session Resources:

  • Building the Economic Recovery: Affordable Housing in Illinois – Illinois’ 2009 Annual Comprehensive Housing Plan [PDF]
  • California’s Regional Planning & Housing presentation [PDF]
  • HousingPolicy.org webpage Key State Roles

The Importance of Data and Goal Setting to Comprehensive Housing Strategies

Speakers:

Evelyn Friedman, City of Boston, Massachusetts
Nancy Muller, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Anne Ray, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies
Chris Walker, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

PowerPoint Presentations:

Friedman PowerPoint

Ray PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

HousingPolicy.org webpage Building a Strategy: Create a Successful Housing Strategy and Tailor It to Your Community– Gathering and analyzing information

 

Going from Plan to Reality
Speakers:

  • Michael Blue, City of Highland Park Illinois
  • Jeff Briggs, City of Winter Park, Florida
  • Bill Hettinger, Prosperous Communities
  • Terri Lee, City of Atlanta, Georgia

PowerPoint Presentations:

Briggs PowerPoint

Hettinger PowerPoint

Lee PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

HousingPolicy.org webpage Building a Strategy: Create a Successful Housing Strategy and Tailor It to Your Community– Ingredients For Success

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Series 2: Increasing Resources for Affordable Homes

Sunday, June 28

 

Housing Finance Toolbox for States
Speakers:

  • David Evans, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Nicki Pecori, Illinois Housing Development Authority
  • Garth Rieman, National Council of State Housing Agencies

PowerPoint Presentations:

Rieman PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

HousingPolicy.org webpage Key State Roles: Expand the Financial Resources Available for Affordable Housing

 

The Local Tax Toolbox
Speakers:

  • Mark Shelburne, North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
  • Michael Stone, Cook County, Illinois Assessor�€�s Office
  • Curtis Tillman, Cook County, Illinois Assessor�€�s Office
  • Heather Way, Community Development Clinic, University of Texas Law School

PowerPoint Presentations:

Stone and Tillman PowerPoint

Session Resources:

  • Illinois Class 9 Bulletin
  • Overview of the 2009 North Carolina State LIHTC Program
  • Preserving Austin’s Multifamily Rental Housing Toolkit
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Expand Use of the 4 Percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Stimulate Construction and Rehabilitation through Tax Abatements
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Utilize Tax Increment Financing to Fund Affordable Homes

 

Making Employer-Assisted Housing Work in Your Community

Speakers:

  • Allen Rodriguez, Charter One Bank
  • Robin Snyderman, Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Julie Spezia, Housing California

PowerPoint Presentations:

Rodriguez PowerPoint

Spezia PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Quantifying the Value Proposition of Employer-Assisted Housing: A Case Study of Aurora Health Care [PDF]
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Leverage Employers’ Commitment to Affordable Homes for Workers

 

Housing Trust Funds
Speakers:

  • LuAnn Clark, City of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bob Palmer, Housing Action Illinois
  • Jaimie Ross, 1000 Friends of Florida

PowerPoint Presentations:

Clark PowerPoint

Ross PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Create or Expand Dedicated Housing Trust Funds

Primer on Federal, State, and Local Housing Funding and Finance Tools

Speakers:

  • Jeff Lubell, Center for Housing Policy
  • Ray Willis, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

PowerPoint Presentations:

Lubell PowerPoint

 

Additional resources:

HousingPolicy.org strategy page Capitalize on Market Activity

HousingPolicy.org strategy page Generate Capital

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Series 3: Building Community Support for Affordable Homes

Sunday, June 28

Strategic Partners: Building High Capacity Non-Profits

Speakers:

  • Francie Ferguson, NeighborWorks America
  • Bill Rumpf, City of Seattle, Washington
  • Gregg Warren, DHIC, Inc.

PowerPoint Presentations:

Ferguson PowerPoint

Combating Misperceptions about Affordable Housing

Speakers:

  • Lisa Blackwell, National Multi Family Housing Council
  • Lois Parris, Manufactured Home Owners Association
  • Michael Pyatok, Pyatok Architects, Inc.

PowerPoint Presentations:

Blackwell PowerPoint

Parris PowerPoint

Pyatok PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Insights from Housing Policy Research: Don’t Put It Here! Does Affordable Housing Cause Nearby property Values to Decline? [PDF]

Why Housing Matters for Health, Education, and the Economy

Speakers:

  • Rebecca Cohen, Center for Housing Policy
  • Kathleen Conroy, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Jill Khadurri, Abt Associates

PowerPoint Presentations:

Conroy PowerPoint

Khadurri PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Vital Links: Housing’s Contributions to the Nation’s Health and Education Objectives
  • Insights from Housing Policy Research: The Well-Being of Low-Income Children – Does Affordable Housing Matter? [PDF]

Organizing Statewide and Regional Coalitions

Speakers:

  • Janine Cuneo, ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing
  • David Fink, Partnership for Strong Communities
  • Jeff Loustau, ARCADIAN Community Development
  • Jaimie Ross, 1000 Friends of Florida

PowerPoint Presentations:

Cuneo PowerPoint

Fink PowerPoint

Loustau PowerPoint

Ross PowerPoint

A Tutorial on Traditional and Web 2.0 Communications Strategies

Speakers:

  • Michele Anapol, National Housing Conference
  • Roberta Rewers, American Planning Association
  • Isaac Salazar, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Laura Woods, National Housing Conference

PowerPoint Presentations:

Anapol and Woods PowerPoint

Session Resources:

SWF 2009 Learning Conference Communications Wiki

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Series 4: Expanding Development Opportunities

Monday, June 29
Supporting Development at the State Level

Speakers:

  • Frank Alexander, Emory University School of Law
  • Cathy Creswell, California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Rolf Pendall, Cornell University
  • Lucy Vandenberg, New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing

PowerPoint Presentations:

Alexander PowerPoint

Pendall PowerPoint

Vandenberg PowerPoint

 

Session Resources:

Vandenberg Resources:

  • Background on NJ Fair Housing Act [Word]
  • Council on affordable housing (COAH) Timeline[Word]
  • Council on affordable housing (COAH) Units built since 1985 [Word]
  • New Jersey Fair Housing Act [PDF]
  • Legal Hearing [PDF]

What’s the Verdict on Inclusionary Zoning?
Speakers:

  • Amy Armstrong, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
  • Debbie Bassert, National Association of Home Builders
  • Patrick Maier, Innovative Housing Institute
  • Doug Shoemaker, City of San Francisco, California

PowerPoint Presentations:

Bassert PowerPoint

Maier PowerPoint

Shoemaker PowerPoint

 

Session Resources:
Armstrong Resources:

  • Furman Center IZ Policy Brief [PDF]

Additional Resources:

  • Center for Housing Policy Online Forum: Inclusionary Zoning Group
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Establish Inclusionary Zoning Requirements or Incentives

 

Using Transit-Oriented Development to Expand Housing Opportunities

Speakers:

  • Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Shelley Poticha, Reconnecting America
  • Carol Swenson, District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

PowerPoint Presentations:

Bernstein PowerPoint

Swenson PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Beltway Burden: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area [PDF]
  • A Heavy Load: The Combined Housing and Transportation Burdens of Working Families [PDF]
  • HousingPolicy.org webpage Smart Development Patterns
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Ensure Zoning Policies Allow Housing Diversity

 

Tools for Expanding Development in Slow Growth Markets

Speakers:

  • Dan Kildee, Genesee County, Michigan
  • Joseph Jody� Landers, Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
  • Jennifer Leonard, National Vacant Properties Campaign
  • Margaret Murphy, Wick Neighbors

PowerPoint Presentations:

Landers PowerPoint

Leonard PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Facilitate the Reuse of Abandoned, Vacant, and Tax-Delinquent Properties

Expanding Development in High Growth Markets

Speakers:

  • Mayor Michael Belsky, City of Highland Park, Illinois
  • Colleen Carey, The Cornerstone Group
  • Rick Haughey, National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy
  • David Cristeal, Arlington County, Virginia

PowerPoint Presentations:

Belsky PowerPoint

Cristeal PowerPoint

Haughey PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Capitalize on Market Activity

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Series 5: Preserving and Recycling Resources

Monday, June 29

 

Rental Housing Preservation

Speakers:

  • Todd Nedwick, National Housing Trust
  • PaulShadle, DLA Piper
  • Michelle Winters, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

PowerPoint Presentations:

Nedwick PowerPoint

Shadle PowerPoint

Winters PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Insights from Housing Policy Research: Taking Stock – the Role of “Preservation Inventories” in Preserving Affordable Housing [PDF]
  • Center for Housing Policy Online Forum: Rental Housing Preservation Group
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

 

Shared Equity Homeownership Strategies

Speakers:

  • Rob Anthony, Highland Park Community Land Trust
  • Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. , City of Chicago, Illinois, 27th Ward
  • Jim Gray, NCB Capital Impact
  • Rick Jacobus, Burlington Associates for Community Development
  • Councilwoman Terri Olian, City of Highland Park, Illinois

PowerPoint Presentations:

Anthony PowerPoint

Gray PowerPoint

Jacobus PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Shared Equity, Power Results: Helping One Generation of Homeowners After Another
  • Balancing Durable Affordability and Wealth Creation: Responding to Concerns about Shared Equity Homeownership [PDF]
  • Center for Housing Policy Online Forum: Shared Equity Homeownership Group
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Use Shared Equity Mechanisms to Preserve Homeownership Subsidies

 

Historic Preservation, Community Character and Housing Affordability

Speakers:

  • Carol Carey, Historic Saint Paul Corporation
  • Annette Conti, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
  • Kathleen Crowther, Cleveland Restoration Society
  • Royce Yeater, National Trust for Historic Preservation-Midwest Office

PowerPoint Presentations:

Conti PowerPoint

Crowther PowerPoint

Midwestern Perspectives on Foreclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Stabilization

Speakers:

  • Stephen Bancroft, Detroit Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Response
  • Bill Goldsmith, Mercy Portfolio Services
  • Cheryl Nelson, Iowa City Association of REALTORS®
  • Ellen Sahli, City of Chicago Department of Housing
  • Christen Wiggins, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

PowerPoint Presentations:

Nelson PowerPoint

Sahli and Goldsmith PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • Foreclosure-Response.org
  • Center for Housing Policy Online Forum: Foreclosure Prevention Group and Neighborhood Stabilization Group

Creating a Safer Homeownership Model for the Next Generation

Speakers:

  • Eldridge Edgecombe, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Colleen Hernandez, Homeownership Preservation Foundation
  • Janneke Ratcliff, Center for Community Capital
  • Diane Standaert, Center for Responsible Lending

PowerPoint Presentations:

Hernandez PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Use Shared Equity Mechanisms to Preserve Homeownership Subsidies
  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Expand Homeownership Education and Counseling

 

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Facilitated Discussions

Affordable Housing and Design

Speaker:

  • Michael Pyatok, Pyatok Architects, Inc.

PowerPoint Presentations:
Pyatok PowerPoint

Additional Resources:

  • HousingPolicy.org policy section Ensure Zoning Policies Allow Housing Diversity
  • HousingPolicy.org Gallery of Affordable Homes

Healthy Housing and Your Community

Speaker:

  • Rebecca Morley, National Center for Healthy Housing

PowerPoint Presentations:

Morley PowerPoint 1

Morley PowerPoint 2

 

Session Resources:

  • Briefing Paper: Financing Healthy Homes
  • Briefing Paper: Creating Healthier Housing Though Building Codes
  • Briefing Paper: Integrating Energy Efficiency and Healthy Housing

Additional Resources:

  • Vital Links: Housing’s Contributions to the Nation’s Health and Education Objectives
  • Insights from Housing Policy Research: The Well-Being of Low-Income Children – Does Affordable Housing Matter? [PDF]

LISC/Chicago’s Network of Centers for Working Families
Speakers:

Ricki Lowitz, LISC/Chicago
Livia Villareal, Greater Southwest Development Corporation
PowerPoint Presentations:
Lowitz PowerPoint

Manufactured Housing Innovations

Speakers:

Laura Arce, CFED
Cheryl Sessions, ROC USA
Christopher White, Community Legal Aid Society of Delaware
PowerPoint Presentations:
Arce PowerPoint

Sessions PowerPoint

White PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

HousingPolicy.org webpage Ensure Zoning Policies Allow Housing Diversity- Factory-built Homes

Rural Housing for Working Families
Speaker:

Joe Belden, Housing Assistance Council
PowerPoint Presentations:
Belden PowerPoint

Supportive Housing: Integrated Housing and Communities

Speakers:

Holly Denniston, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Andrew Geer, Heartland Housing

PowerPoint Presentations:
Denniston PowerPoint

Geer PowerPoint

Taking Shared Equity to Scale

Speakers:

Jim Gray, NCB Capital Impact
Rick Jacobus, Burlington Associates in Community Development
Additional Resources:
HousingPolicy.org policy section Use Shared Equity Mechanisms to Preserve Homeownership Subsidies

Weatherization and Energy Efficiency for Affordable Housing
Speakers:

Anne Evens, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Audrie Washington & Aimee Storm, US EPA Region V
Additional Resources:

HousingPolicy.org policy section Improve Residential Energy Efficiency

 

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InstitutesForeclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Stabilization

 

Breaking the Foreclosure Cycle: Lessons on Preventing Foreclosures and Stabilizing Communities
Speakers:

Sharon Price, National Housing Conference
Nick Autorina, Cobb County, Georgia
Alan Mallach, Brookings Institution
Marietta Rodriguez, NeighborWorks America
PowerPoint Presentations:
Autorina PowerPoint

Mallach PowerPoint

Breakout Sessions

Foreclosure Prevention 101

Speakers:

Maya Brennan, Center for Housing Policy
Allen H. Jones, Bank of America
Michael van Zalingen, Neighborhood Services of Chicago, Inc.
PowerPoint Presentations:
Jones PowerPoint

 

 

Foreclosure Prevention 201
Speakers:

Andrew Jakabovics, Center for American Progress

Rachel Gallegos, First Judicial District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zixta Martinez, Freddie Mac

PowerPoint Presentations:
Jakabovics PowerPoint

Gallegos PowerPoint

 

 

Neighborhood Stabilization 101
Speakers:

Salvatore D’Avola, Neighborhood Restore HDFC/Restored Homes HDFC
Aaron Gornstein, Citizens’Housing and Planning Association
Rob Grossinger, Bank of America
PowerPoint Presentations:
Gornstein PowerPoint

 

Session Resources:
Gornstein Resources:

NSLF Program Description [PDF]
MA Foreclosed Properties Initiative Fact Sheet [Word]
Warren Group Online Database [PDF]
MA Homebuyer Incentive-Rehab Program for foreclosed properties [PDF]

Neighborhood Stabilization 201
Speakers:

Kathleen Clark, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
Thomas Streitz, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chris Walker, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
PowerPoint Presentations:
Clark, Streitz and Walker PowerPoint

Additional Institute Resources

Foreclosure Prevention Institute Agenda[PDF]

Foreclosure-Response.org
Center for Housing Policy Online Forum: Foreclosure Prevention Group and Neighborhood Stabilization Group

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State and Local Toolbox
Speakers:

Jim Grow, National Housing Law Project
Roger Herzog, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
Nancy Muller, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Sean Spear, Los Angeles Housing Department
Session Resources:

Matrix for MA Interagency Working Group [PDF]
NHT LIHTC Preservation Summary [PDF]
MacArthur Forum – State & Local Regulatory Initiatives

Interjurisdictional Coordination and Data Analysis
Speakers:

Bill Brauner, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
Nancy Muller, Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Vince O’Donnell, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Anne Ray, Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, University of Florida
PowerPoint Presentations:
Ray PowerPoint

 

Session Resources:
Ray Resources:

Florida’s Assisted Housing Inventory website
National Preservation Data Infrastructure website
The State of Florida’s Assisted Rental Housing report [PDF]

Additional Institute Resources

Rental Housing Preservation Institute Agenda [PDF]

Insights from Housing Policy Research: Taking Stock – the Role of “Preservation Inventories” in Preserving Affordable Housing [PDF]
Partners in Innovation Symposium

Center for Housing Policy Online Forum: Rental Housing Preservation Group
Private Stock Panel [PPT]

 

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Training Workshops

 

Green Affordable Homes
Speakers:

Joy Aruguete, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
Yianice Hernandez, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
Wyllys Mann, East Lake Development
Emily Mitchell, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
Tom Phillips, Seattle Housing Authority
Jonathan Welty, Ohio Capital Finance Corporation
PowerPoint Presentations:
Welty PowerPoint

 

Additional Resources:

HousingPolicy.org policy section Reduce Household Energy Costs

Building Community Support for Housing: Implementing and Integrating Traditional and Web 2.0 Communications Strategies
Speakers:

Michele Anapol, National Housing Conference
Roberta Rewers, American Planning Association
Isaac Salazar, Enterprise Community Partners
Laura Woods, National Housing Conference
Session Resources:

SWF 2009 Learning Conference Communications Wiki

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