Thursday, June 14
Partnering with Your Community to End Veteran Homelessness
Since 2010, veteran homelessness has declined 47 percent. Increasingly, the primary obstacle to local efforts is access to housing. It’s critical to identify property owners and managers willing to work with homeless veterans using housing subsidies and the support of community stakeholders. Local apartment associations are developing innovative approaches alongside stakeholders working to end veteran homelessness. Hear specific examples from cities such as Austin, Texas, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as national partners from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National League of Cities. (THU-A06)
Reigniting Passion, Purpose and Pride for Working in Affordable Housing
The complexities and restrictions of affordable housing make finding the right employees a daunting task. Once the team is in place, make it a priority to keep them motivated, focused and engaged. Valuable team members can easily be lost to burn out and, too often, customer care and leasing skills taking a back seat to re-certifications, inspections and audits. Learn low-cost, real-world strategies designed to maintain the enthusiasm and energy level that both residents and employees deserve. (THU-B06)
Changing the Perception of Affordable Housing
Affordable housing is at its highest demand levels and, as an industry, we must all work together to change its perception. Discuss how deals are getting done in the affordable arena from companies focused on new development, acquisitions, renovations and management. Learn how these companies are changing the perception of affordable housing with investors, legislators, neighborhoods and the industry. Affordable housing takes a village of supporters. Get educated on why it is important to you, the rental housing industry and the broader economy. (THU-C06)
Friday, June 15
Key Federal Legislative-Regulatory Issues Impacting Affordable Housing
The world of affordable rental housing is not only highly regulated by three federal agencies, but also highly dependent on the ability of Congress to pass timely and sufficient annual funding bills. Discuss key current federal legislative and regulatory issues facing providers of affordable housing participating in HUD, rural housing and Housing Credit programs, and the resulting real-world impacts on communities, management companies and owners. (FRI-A08)
Open Space Series - Affordable Housing
Open Space Series
Don’t just listen to the conversation, join the conversation! New this year, the Open Space Series is a peer-to-peer learning experience where you can engage in creative conversations with attendees who are passionate about the same issues and topics as you. Expert facilitators will support one-hour, small groups and explore the following topics:
Marketing | Thursday, June 14, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Leasing | Thursday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Technology | Thursday, June 14, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Management/Leadership | Friday, June 15, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Affordable Housing | Friday, June15, 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Disaster/Crisis/Emergency Preparedness | Friday, June 15, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.