JoAnne Poole, Chair, Housing Opportunity Committee, National Association of REALTORS®
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Moe Veissi, President, National Association of REALTORS®
- Mary Kenney, Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority
Overview of Housing Challenges and the Impact on Working Families
Speaker: Eric Belsky, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Round Table Discussion
Panel of industry experts discuss strategies, tools, products and resources to assist workforce buyers and renters to address the housing challenges they face.
Moderator: John McIlwain, Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute
Panelists: Paul Bishop, Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors®
Antonio Riley, US Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator, Region V
Jayna Bower,Jayna Bower,Jayna Bower, NeighborWorks® America
Kim Herman, Executive Director, Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Breakout 1: Neighborhood Stabilization and Foreclosure Solutions
Moderator: Samantha DeKoven, Metropolitan Planning Council
Panelists: Letitia Clark George, New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors®
Dawn Stockmo, National Community Stabilization Trust
David Brint, Brinshore Development
This session will examine programs that are helping to stabilize communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment as well as ones that are helping to revitalize and transform neighborhoods with affordable housing options.
Breakout 2: Advocacy and Policy Programs and Strategies
Moderator: Chris Estes, National Housing Conference
Panelists: Rob Authier, Massachusetts Association of Realtors
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Jim Flaherty, Philadelphia Home Buy Now Program
Legislation and regulations can help advance workforce housing opportunities. Session will highlight regulations, incentives, and public policies, as well as advocacy efforts that can create more affordable housing opportunities for working families.
Luncheon & Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Amy Rislov Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee will discuss Aurora's award winning employer-assisted housing program, administered by NeighborWorks® organization, Select Milwaukee.
Breakout 3: Consumer Education, Outreach & Assistance
Moderator Becca Goldstein, NHS Chicago
Panelists: Teresa Tilton, New Jersey Association of Realtors®
Randi DeHollander, Tri-Valley Homeownership Center
Karen Walker, Nevada Association of Realtors® Rental Deposit Program
Wyonette Cheairs, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation
Session will highlight unique programs that provide housing counseling and education, foreclosure prevention, financial assistance and/or consumer outreach to assist workforce families in meeting their housing needs.
Breakout 4: Affordable Housing Finance and Development
Moderator: Sandra Robles, ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing
Panelists: Brenda Torpy, Champlain Housing Trust
Donald Manekin, Seawall Development
Steve Chitwood, Orlando Regional Realtor® Association
Every development project or housing program needs financial resources. This session will focus on a variety of ways to fund affordable housing developments and programs.
Wrap Up & Next Steps
Case Study: Welcome Home Idaho Program
Miguel Legarreta, Ada County Association of REALTORS®
Closing Remarks: Chris Estes, National Housing Conference
Thursday, October 11, 2012
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Employer-Assisted Housing Class
NAR’s Employer-Assisted Housing Class is designed to help REALTORS® and their partners, including non-profits, lenders and government officials, work with local employers so that they can help their employees become homeowners or afford a home close to work. The four-hour EAH class presents an overview of employer-assisted housing and discusses three EAH benefit options employers can implement with your assistance: homebuyer & homeownership education; counseling; and financial assistance.
CE Credit is available for Realtors® in Illinois and is sponsored by the Illinois Association of Realtors®
Lisa A. Thompson, Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.
Lillie Sellers, Metropolitan Planning Council