“Live at the Forum” Rental Housing Webinar Series

This page provides links to resources from the 2010 “Live at the Forum” Rental Webinar Series. Click on the links below to view the sessions. Questions and comments from the series are available via the links to the Forum threads for each webinar.

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Rental Preservation Inventories: Perspectives from Policy and Practice — November 10, 2010

Megan DeCrappeo from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Anne Ray of the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at the University of Florida and Vincent Reina from the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University discuss rental preservation inventories and how they can be used to influence policy at the local, state and national levels.

Green and Healthy Homes! — November 16, 2010

Executive director Ruth Ann Norton talks about the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, a public-private partnership working to improve the health and safety of homes around the country.

Repositioning Suburban Multifamily Foreclosures: A Case Study from the Village of Oak Park, IL

— December 8, 2010
Christine Kolb of ULI Chicago; Scott Goldstein of Teska Associates, Inc. and Tammie Grossman of the Village of Oak Park, Illinois will highlight efforts to bring foreclosed multifamily properties back into productive use, using Village of Oak Park, Illinois — a Chicago suburb — as a case study. The speakers will describe lessons learned from a recent technical assistance workshop, and offer strategies to respond to suburban multifamily foreclosures and create opportunities for long-term affordable rental housing.

Planning for Affordable Rental Housing Near Transit: Using Acquisition Funds and Land Banks — December 15, 2010

Stephanie Jennings from the City of Eugene, Oregon; Melinda Pollack of Enterprise Community Partners in Denver and Dan Reuter of the Atlanta Regional Commission discuss how to plan for adequate affordable rental housing near future transit investments with an emphasis on proactive approaches to reserve land for future development in these ideal locations. Learn about Atlanta’s Livable Centers Initiative; Eugene, Oregon’s Landbanking Program for Affordable Housing and Denver, Colorado’s Transit-Oriented Development Acquisition Fund.

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