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July 2019

July Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

July 24, 2019

Our July Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a joint presentation from Seana O'Shaughnessy, president and CEO of Community Housing Improvement Program, and Sonya Acosta, policy analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition on housing disaster recovery. The 2018 California Camp Fires killed at least 86 people, destroyed 14,000 homes and cost $8 billion in damages. Today, only 10 percent of the town of Paradise’s residents have returned. Seana and Sonya discussed how Paradise and Butte County have recovered in the…

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June 2019

June Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

June 25, 2019

Our June Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation from Elena Wilken, the executive director of Housing Colorado. Elena presented on the state of housing and housing policy in Colorado as well as Housing Colorado's Paycheck to Paycheck report, a supplemental to NHC's 2018 Paycheck to Paycheck report released earlier this year.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhjmlgFh4JM&feature=youtu.be   Speaker Elena Wilken, the executive director of Housing Colorado Resources Download presentation

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May 2019

May Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

May 14, 2019

Our May Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a presentation from Laurie Goodman, vice president of housing finance policy at the Urban Institute, on cash out refinances. Cash out refinances are a two-edged sword. On one hand, they allow people to monetize their single largest asset— their home equity. On the other hand, cash out refinance mortgages have historically performed much worse than rate/term refinances and have been prone to abuses. Prudently underwritten cash out refinances, and other forms of home equity…

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April 2019

April Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

April 10, 2019

The April Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation by Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, the digital and geospatial director of Mapping Prejudice. Mapping Prejudice uses historical data and mapping software to illuminate how Minneapolis’ past policies racially segregated the city and exacerbated racial disparities experienced today. The City of Minneapolis used the work from Mapping Prejudice to shape Minneapolis 2040, a comprehension plan that will guide the city’s growth and improve housing affordability.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRATrLrO3E   Speaker Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, the digital…

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March 2019

March Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

March 13, 2019

            The March Restoring Neighborhoods featured a presentation from Frank Relihan, senior vice president of NorthMarq Capital, who discussed the Conway Center. Owned and operated by the nonprofit So Others Might Eat, the recently completed project provides supportive and transitional housing and services to homeless individuals and at-risk families. The Conway Center was a finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. https://youtu.be/qpyYC1JMjYo Speakers Frank Relihan, senior…

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February 2019

February Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar

February 20, 2019

The February meeting of the Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force featured a presentation from Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, on the Affordable Credit Improvement Act and the future of LIHTC.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvVy34KVlBM&t=125s   Speaker Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition Resources Download presentation slides

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January 2019

January Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force Webinar

January 24, 2019

The January meeting of the Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force featured a presentation from Ted Wartell, manager, Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Housing and Community Investment, on the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) Housing Goals Amendments Proposed Rule. Comments on the rule are due Jan. 31, 2019. https://youtu.be/aYpZjID3HKI Speaker Ted Wartell, manager, Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Housing and Community Investment Resources Download presentation slides

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November 2018

Solutions for Affordable Housing 2018

November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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              On Nov. 27-28, close to 200 top decision makers in housing finance, development, federal and local government, including officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as well as decision makers in advocacy attended Solutions for Affordable Housing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Plenary sessions featured national experts who spoke on housing finance reform and advocating for…

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November Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar

November 7, 2018

The November meeting of the Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force featured a presentation from Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress, on his new report "The Empty House Next Door." https://youtu.be/DdfYUh0Tqdk   Speaker Allan Mallach, Center for Community Progress Resources Download the Center for Community Progress' slides Download the "The Empty House Next Door" report

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October 2018

October Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar

October 3, 2018

The October meeting of the Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force featured a presentation from Danielle Lewinski, vice president and director of Michigan Initiatives at the Center for Community Progress (CCP), and Tracey Evans, executive director of the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation, on CCP's new report, “Creative Placemaking On Vacant Properties: Lessons Learned from Four Cities.” The report explores emerging practices in four communities: Kalamazoo, Michigan; Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; Newburgh, New York and Macon, Georgia and offers practical guidance for communities curious about…

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