Apartmentalize 2021 Schedule
(Subject to change)
All sessions and activities will take place in McCormick Place West. General Sessions will take place in Wintrust Arena.
Tuesday, August 31
The Technology Transformation of the Nation’s Largest Affordable Housing Community
In 2020, a massive Brooklyn, New York affordable housing community underwent a technology transformation to ease and streamline its property management and government compliance processes. Once purchased by a real estate investment and management firm, the property launched a strategic initiative to automate property management activities and operate more transparently. Learn how the migration from a legacy property management system enables properties to better manage the growing demand for affordable housing and better serve the community.
Wednesday, September 01
Open Space--Affordable Housing: What New Ideas Are You Trying for Support Programming?
Tired of listening? Join the conversation instead and collaborate on a matter that you feel passionate about at Open Space! Participants will use their passion and interest to explore topics in ways that result in transformative experiences for those who chose this peer-to peer learning event.
Creative Collection Solutions in Affordable Housing
COVID-19 has led to financial distress for countless renters and resulted in legislation that forced our industry to adapt and embrace innovative solutions in all operations, including collections. Join us in a case study format to discuss actual, effective collection strategies that complied with local, state and federal regulations and maximized collections. Find out what worked and what did not work from real housing providers’ experiences and explore how to use this information in your operations. To achieve a properties’ financial goals, your property team must analyze and be creative with collections.
Myth Busting: Case Studies Debunking Affordable Housing Online Application Processes
About 92% of the U.S. population utilizes smartphones, so it’s no suprise one of the most requested apartment amenities is the ability to conduct business online even though they haven’t been common in the affordable housing arena. Learn from a subject matter expert and a management company about the perceived barriers considered unique to the affordable housing market. Pick up tools and possible solutions, such as low cost/no cost and easily accessible platforms that smash the myths that technology cannot exist in the application processes.
Thursday, September 02
Policies and Practice Changes: Lesson Learned from the Pandemic Experience
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to closely examine how many of our processes and policies work with residents, employees and operations in general. This session includes a panel with members from affordable housing, workforce housing and Class A, who discuss what we have taken away from the pandemic experience with respect to what we no longer need to do, what we can do better and what we should now do that we have not done before.