NOW! Boot Camp

This Track Sponsored by: 
Colorado NAHRO  I  Bank of America   I   Gorman & Company

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Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Playing & Winning the Legislative Game


Interactive game where attendees’ role play being a legislator/policy maker in the Colorado General Assembly or City Council.  Game includes the development of a housing policy which is debated and voted on.  Other player roles include: the press, interest groups, Governor and other stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

·        Understand the legislative process and its opportunities.

·        Understand how all politics is local.

·        Learn leadership skills that will affect and improve the success of housing policy efforts.


Speaker: Tony Hernandez, President/CEO, Innovative Action Consulting



Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Basics of Rental Finance

Participants in this workshop will receive a foundational overview of how affordable rental projects are financed today.  Get the basics covered with us, so you can get the most out of the other workshops presented on the topic during the Housing NOW! Conference.


Learning Objectives -

·         Learn basic rental finance concepts..

·         Learn basic rental finance terminology

·         Identify organizations involved in basic rental finance.


Speakers: Rodger Hara, Principal, Community Builder’s Realty Services;  Steve Johnson, Director, Community Development, CHFA; Wayne McClary, Housing Development Specialist, Colorado Division of Housing; Ann Watts, Community Access Team & PAB Program Manager, Colorado Division of Housing


Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Programs: The Backbone of Affordable Housing


Affordable Housing is more than just building apartments.  This session will feature a high level overview of affordable housing programs that communities have created to help their residents stay in affordable housing.   Stop by to learn a whole new side of this industry.


 Learning Objectives -

·         Programs to assist Coloradans to keep/buy their homes.

·         Transitional and permanent supportive housing programs.

·         On-site services/classes to aid residents.


Speakers: Michael Klein, President, Kavod Senor Life; Artie Lehl, Douglas County Housing Partnership; Elyse Montgomery, Director of Family Services, Warren Village; Rep from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless


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