2008 Housing Conference Presentations - Friday
Listed below are Friday's workshops from 2008’s Annual Housing Conference, as well as presentations. Click on the links to download the respective materials.
Workshops are listed in the order they occurred.
Click here for Thursday's workshops.
Help Your Clients Manage Their Finances Better
A recent survey found that less than half of Americans feel they have a short-term or long-term savings plan. If your clients struggle to make ends meet and can’t save money for big purchases, such as a house, your counseling could make the difference. Learn essential savings strategies and tips, how to explain the importance of compounding interest, and how to help your customers achieve their goals.
Joanna LeClair, vice president, Wachovia Community Relations Group
Practical Green – Part I: Getting in the Game
You know why green building is important, especially to affordable housing, and you've seen market demand taking off. Now learn how to get in the game: What are the standards? Where are the resources and training? How do you make it affordable? And, how do you market your greener development?
Robert Dowling, executive director, Orange Community Housing and Land Trust, Carrboro; Lee Ball, Jr., building science instructor and energy project manager, Appalachian State University, Boone; Krista Egger, affordable housing program manager, Advanced Energy, Raleigh; and Randall Lanou, BuildSense, Inc., Studio B Architecture, Durham, and N.C. State University School of Architecture, Raleigh
Click here to download a list of Green Building Resources.
Moving People from Homelessness to Home
Lennox Chase in Raleigh is an award-winning example of the cost savings realized by moving people out of homelessness and into permanent supportive housing. Learn how to get this type of housing built: where to get the money, how to put a deal together and how to operate the new facility.
Gregg Warren, president, DHIC, Inc., Raleigh; Annemarie Maiorano, Wake County Housing and Community Revitalization, Raleigh; and Ed Stelli, Wake County supportive housing counselor, Lennox Chase, Raleigh
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Providing Shelter
Learn the roles of the allocating agency, the developer, the lender, and the investor in a successful Housing Credit development. This session also explores a typical tax credit transaction and examines the reservation process and tax credit period.
Brad Elphick, CPA, principal, Novogradac & Company, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Click here to download Brad Elphick’s presentation.
University-Community Partnerships in Affordable Housing
This session will provide examples of effective university-community partnerships in affordable housing, including projects conducted in the Research, Extension and Engagement area of the College of Design at NC State. Learn how these partnerships can provide cost-effective “seed” research and design concepts for affordable housing projects.
Thomas Barrie, AIA, professor of architecture, and Georgia Bizios, FAIA, professor of architecture, N.C. State University, Raleigh
Tax Credit Equity Resources – What are Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits?
Find out if tax credits can help generate equity for your proposed development and hear from industry experts on current pricing.
Dana Boole, president, CAHEC, Raleigh; Brian C. Flanagan, vice president of acquisitions, RBC Capital Markets, Charlotte; and Craig Descalzi, vice president – national director of acquisitions, Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, St. Petersburg, FL
Practical Green – Part II: You Don't Miss the Water…
The 2007 drought taught North Carolinians that an adequate water supply is never guaranteed. Learn why the state’s drought problems are not over, and what builders, developers and homeowners can do to get through the next big one.
Bob Dunham, manager of home ownership investment, N.C. Housing Finance Agency; Bill Holman, visiting senior fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University, Durham; Barbara Fair, PhD, assistant professor and landscape specialist, N.C. State University, Raleigh; and Michael Chandler, owner, Chandler Design-Build, Mebane
Click here to download Barbara Flair’s presentation.
Strut Your Stuff: Planning and Executing a Successful Ground Breaking or Dedication
A good event helps market your property, maximize your visibility in the community and make your case with elected officials who may have a say in your future developments. Learn how to plan a successful event and how to involve elected officials and the media.
Will Parry-Hill, community outreach representative, N.C. Housing Finance Agency, and Lauren Whaley, account leader, Jennings, Chapel Hill
Preserving Affordable Housing Through a Manufactured Home Co-op
Manufactured housing is the largest source of affordable housing in North Carolina. Traditionally, manufactured home parks have offered residents little asset-building potential and no protection against having land sold from under them on short notice. In Burnsville, a nonprofit is working with residents of a manufactured housing park to buy the land from the owner and convert it into a nonprofit land trust. Learn how park conversions can protect homeowners and preserve housing affordability in your community.
Kevin Drexel, N.C. Housing Coalition; Peter Skillern, executive director, CRA-NC, Durham; and Paul Castelloe, Center for Participatory Change, Asheville
Using Community Partnerships to Create Housing for Persons with Disabilities
In 2006, the General Assembly created the Housing 400 Initiative to produce independent apartments for persons with disabilities and links them to services in the community. Learn how the initiative is performing and how community groups in Winston-Salem have come together to develop a successful Housing 400 project.
Dave Allred, housing specialist, CenterPoint Human Services, Winston-Salem; Diane Evans, director of development, North Carolina Housing Foundation, Inc., Winston-Salem; Jane Milner, executive director, Partners for Homeownership, Winston-Salem; Mary Reca Todd, manager of supportive housing, N.C. Housing Finance Agency; and Tim West, planning and development coordinator, City of Winston-Salem
Click here to download Jane Milner’s presentation.