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Wednesday, October 9

Registration Hours 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

9:00-11:00 am Plenary Session

The Continuum of Affordable Housing
Elena Wilken, Housing Colorado; Megan Dollar, CML

 

New to this complex and wonderful world known as Housing? This session will provide a broad overview of the housing continuum – from the unhoused to those seeking to own their own home. Hear industry leaders on the policies, programs and challenges at each issue- area and how Colorado communities, private companies, non-profits and state and local governments are developing and implementing solutions. Session will also provide navigation tips for getting the most out of your conference experience.

 

11:00-11:30 am First-Time Attendee Orientation

 

12:00-1:30 pm Opening Session & Luncheon

The View from 2024: How We Thrived Over the Past Five Years
David A Smith, Affordable Housing Institute


Trends are always obvious in hindsight. This year we’re fortunate to have David A. Smith - who lives in the future and periodically vacations in the present - guide us through the Top Ten Housing Headlines from 2024: how and why we got there, including the three horizons of change; how we found non-cash resources and made them into cash; and what this means for you.


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1:45-3:00 pm
Afternoon Workshops:


Effective Programs to End Homelessness

Cathy Alderman, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Blaine Pellicore, HousingFirst Lab; Randle Loeb, People's Advocacy Council

There are many different populations that experience homelessness in different ways; this demands an approach that is as multifaceted as the problem. Hear about three effective programs. The HousingFirst Lab runs programs for groups of 15-30 people within targeted homeless populations, assesses the effectiveness of the programs, and then scales those programs. The Finnish policy to end homeless uses a treatment model based on trauma care and motivational interviewing. And finally the Delores Project works with unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness.

The Basics of Rental Finance

Rodger Hara, Community Builders Realty Services; Steve Johnson, CHFA; Ann Watts, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing; Wayne McClary, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing


This workshop is a primer for those new to the field of affordable rental housing finance and development. Come learn about the evolution of financing programs and how they are implemented and administered in Colorado. This session will include information on the federal and state legislative history of affordable housing programs, the federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs, and the role of the Colorado Division of Housing in supporting the development of affordable rental housing. This is a valuable foundation-building bootcamp course for those new to affordable rental housing.


USDA 515 Rural Rental Housing Preservation
Beth Truby, CHFA; Susan Anderson, Enterprise Community Partners; Denise Selders, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing; Jo Untiedt, Community Resources and Housing Development Corp.

 

Preserving USDA financed multi-family housing is a high priority for rural housing interests. There are currently 129 rental housing projects (3,738 affordable units) in Colorado financed through USDA RD 515/514-516 programs. This panel will review the state and health of the rural rental housing portfolio in Colorado and participants will gain understanding of the impending mortgage maturity crisis, how it affects owners as well as tenants, resources available to address these needs, and new in-depth training and technical assistance available to organizations interested in or working to preserve this critical housing stock.

Undesign the Redline and Mapping Opportunity
Katie McKenna, Enterprise Community Partners

 

Discussions about housing affordability in the US must include a racial equity lens for a complete understanding of the issues. Redlining – federal lending and investment policies that intentionally segregated communities in Colorado – left a legacy of disinvestment predominately in black and brown communities. Despite progress, the ramifications of housing segregation and economic exclusion require additional policy to redress. Strategic partnerships, innovative service delivery models and community voices to increase access to opportunity through affordable housing development and preservation.

Resiliency: Designing for the Next 50 Years

Michael Levinson, Group14 Engineering, PBC; Rachelle Macur, Group14 Engineering, PBC


More frequent extreme weather events represent a growing concern for building owners. This session explores how we can address resiliency at the scale of buildings and will include topics such as Colorado-specific vulnerabilities, projected impacts, and mitigation strategies. The session will also discuss the inherent synergies between resiliency, sustainability and social equity and will provide the tools for participants to identify the vulnerabilities that may impact your building/portfolio.

Managing Properties with Multiple Funding Sources
Kim Snetzinger, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing; Sue Streck, Enterprises; Priscilla Fox, CHFA


It takes a village (of funders) to create affordable housing and it isn’t easy keeping all of their different regulations straight. Property owners and managers can learn more about how LIHTC, HOME, CDBG, Vouchers (tenant based and project based) and State rules overlap and about strategies for staying in compliance. Learn differences and similarities of compliance requirements between funding sources. Understand how to remain in compliance with your sources and gain tips from others on best practices for remaining in compliance.

How Has Tax Law Reform Affected LIHTC Development?
Jeff Cunningham, RubinBrown; Ryan Hibbard Jones, RCH Jones Real Estate Consulting; Jennifer Cloud, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Ben Taylor, Dominium Development Corporation


The 2018 tax law reforms the metrics by which developers and investors evaluate new low-income housing tax credit development, including how to handle interest deductions, depreciation and government grants. This session provides insight into how developers are getting deals done in the new environment.

 

3:30-4:30 pm Afternoon Workshops:


So You Want to be a Developer?
Rodger Hara, Community Builders Realty Services; Sam Betters; Chad Holtzinger, Shopworks Architects; Blake Chambliss Jr., Pinkard Construction

This workshop provides an introduction to the development process for those interested in developing affordable rental housing, including the keys to success and how to create the best team for your project. Participants will hear from experienced professionals about what goes into the development, design, financing, construction, management, and operation of a successful project.

Managing Affordable Housing in a World of Marijuana

Charles Borgman, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pasco PC; Scott Aker, Grand Junction Housing Authority; Tom Downey, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC; Gerritt Koser, Denver Housing Authority; Debi Ross Weseloh, The Ross Management Group

 

Drugs, both legal and illegal, have created additional challenges for those managing affordable housing projects. Panelists will discuss the legal and regulatory landscape for recreational and medical marijuana under Colorado and federal law and the implications for affordable housing providers, as well as their residents and employees. The panelists will also discuss fair housing and reasonable accommodation implications of policies and procedures restricting or prohibiting marijuana use.


Getting to Net-Zero Affordable Housing

Tim Van Meter, Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP; Michael Levinson, Group14 Engineering, PBC; Ross Holbrook, Stok Investment Group, LLC


Net-zero energy building is a dominant trend in the construction industry. What steps are proactive developers, architects, and consultants now taking to be leaders in this field? This workshop will explore practical solutions and case studies to prepare our industry for this exciting transition to net-zero energy building. Participants will deepen their understanding of jurisdictional requirements, challenge the assumption that net-zero is unattainable in affordable housing development, and review case studies implementing net-zero design.

Empowering Neighbors and Preventing Displacement in West Denver, East Colfax and Globeville/Elyria-Swansea Neighborhoods
Beth Truby, CHFA Susan Anderson, Enterprise Community Partners Denise Selders, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing; Jo Untiedt, Community Resources and Housing Development Corp.


A strong economy has lured thousands of new residents to the state and led to unprecedented development – and the threat of gentrification and displacement in long-established neighborhoods. In this session, you'll hear about three neighborhood efforts to address gentrification and prevent displacement. Participants will hear about how to work with elected and public officials to provide affordable housing options in neighborhoods facing gentrification, and how to work with residents to identify tailored strategies to prevent displacement.

Workforce Housing Development and Delivery: Policy and Case Study
Kimball Crangle, Gorman & Company; Kelly Herzog, Zogo Group; George Ruther, Town of Vail


Workforce housing, using non LIHTC funding, is challenging to create, yet critical to a balanced housing supply. This workshop will showcase how to deliver housing to those working locally or earning 60-120% AMI. Topics to be covered include: what is workforce housing and why is it important for a community? Why is it hard to create, and what are the challenges to delivering it? How can you get it completed in your community? Come hear the story behind the technical tour project.

State of the State: Private Activity Bonds
Shannon Friel, CHFA; Brian Dale, CITI Bank; Cory Kalanick, Sherman & Howard; Russ Condas, Dominium Development Corporation; Ron Mehl, Dominium Development Corporation; Ann Watts, DOLA Colorado- Division of Housing

Historically Private Activity Bonds (PAB's) when combined with 4% tax credits create the most affordable housing units with a low soft fund investment. However, PAB’s are becoming an increasingly scarce resource for creating affordable housing in CO. This panel will look at the increased demand over the last few years, explore how bonds are allocated throughout the state, discuss both CHFA and DOLA’s role in allocation, and review why these transactions are so popular with investors and developers. We will also cover thoughts on limiting PAB to 52% of aggregate basis, recycling Multifamily and Single-Family PAB, engaging with issuers other than CHFA, and how to advocate for your 4% development.

Banking in your Community
Valerie Copenhaver, Wells Fargo; Irma Deleon, Key Bank; Beatriz Gonzalez, Bank of the West; Kenya Burrell, Chase Bank; Gary Fuentes, BBVA Compass


This panel will present the various mortgage lending that banks offer to communities. Each bank offers unique CRA mortgage products, pricing, and services. Panelists will share about programs banks offer that supports CRA related activity and advances homeownership. They will also discuss how down payment assistance programs work and how they can bridge the gap in down payment requirements. Finally, learn how banks collaborate with nonprofits that provide homebuyer education and helping borrowers become financially ready for homeownership.

 

5:00-7:00 pm Welcome/Networking Reception


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8:00-9:30 pm
Young Professionals Reception

 

Thursday, October 10
Registration Hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

8:00-9:30 am Breakfast & General Session
Housing on the Hill

Amy Broadwater, RubinBrown; David Gasson, Boston Capital, Housing Authority Group; and Mike Morrison, Novogradac & Company; Beth Mullen, CohnReznick


Are you wondering how decisions made in DC impact affordable housing in Colorado? This panel is tuned-in and up-to-date with all of the changes and challenges for housing and tax policies at the Federal level. Get ready for a deep D.C. discussion with a strong dose of coffee!


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9:45-11:45 am Site Tour

9:45-11:15 am Morning Workshops:


Housing and Health Partnerships: Improving Outcomes and Health Equity

Annie Bacci, CSH; Andy McMahon, United Healthcare; Sarah Gillespie, The Urban Institute

 

The supportive and affordable housing sector is increasingly partnering with health care to improve systems and outcomes for shared clients. In addition to sharing promising evaluation outcomes from the field on the intersection between supportive housing and health outcomes, this session will include representatives from Health Managed Care Organizations that have made significant investments into affordable and supportive housing. Come and learn about the outcomes associated with supportive housing and healthcare utilization.


Innovative Tools to Support Permanent Affordability

Christi Smith, Urban Land Conservancy; Stu Wright, FirstBank; Tim Reinen, Radian; Debby Kasemeyer, Northern Trust

 

Creative developers are using strategic tools to support the development and preservation of affordable housing and commercial space. As real estate affordability becomes more challenging in our thriving market, this workshop provides insight into additional tools to support development and create unique sources of loan capital to fund developers' missions and expand their impact. Come learn about how to finance strategic real estate acquisitions with a positive return on investment, how to engage philanthropic and government entities to invest for social and financial return, the benefits of working with a local bank to manage a revolving loan facility, and the importance of land control and how the ground lease can directly benefit developers and community.


Housing in Rural Communities: Case Studies
Jen Stapleton, DOLA Colorado -Division of Housing; Carlton Mason, CASA of the 7th Judicial District; Stephanie Gonzales, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development  

 Building housing in smaller communities is particularly challenging. Using case studies from around the state, this workshop will look at creative financing and construction solutions for housing in Colorado's rural communities, including those built without tax credits, and hear the stories that “sold” these projects to potential donors, lenders, and the Division of Housing.


Challenges and Opportunities Facing Homeownership in Colorado
Paige Omohundro, CHFA; Jane Harrington, Colorado Community Land Trust;  Joe DelZotto, Delwest Development Corporation

 
Join us for a discussion about affordable homeownership in our Colorado communities. Our panelists will provide hands-on insight into real world challenges, opportunities, and financing tools being utilized to advance affordable homeownership in Colorado.


CHFA: 2019 Strategic Overview and Snapshot
Jaime Gomez, CHFA; Thomas Bryan, CHFA

 
CHFA strengthens Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. Session attendees will leave with a better understanding of CHFA’s financial resources and investments for strengthening homeownership, affordable rental housing, and businesses. Attendees will also gain knowledge of CHFA’s strategic priorities and areas of focus for 2019 and beyond.


Year 15 is Coming

Ron Mehl, Dominium Development & Acquisition

More info soon!

 

11:45 am - 1:15 pm Policy Luncheon
The Political Landscape
Speakers TBA


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1:30-2:45 pm
Afternoon Workshops:


Creating Net-Zero Energy Teacher Housing in Basalt, CO
Scott Gilbert, Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley; Phylis Mattice, Pitkin County; Jeff Gatlin, Roaring Fork School District; Rodger Hara, Community Builders Realty Services

 

Lack of affordable housing resulted in a teacher shortage. In response to this need, Habitat for Humanity, the Roaring Fork School District, and Pitkin County collaborated in an unprecedented partnership to create the Basalt Vista Housing Partnership. This team created a new public / private / non-profit funding model to demonstrate what can be done to create teacher and workforce housing in Colorado. The 27-home community will be Net-Zero, generating more power than will be used and utilizing only electricity.

Exploring Successful Colorado Re-Entry/ Recovery Housing Models
Khanh Nguyen, Colorado Health Foundation; Hassan Latif, Second Chance Center; Lola Zagey, The Other Side Academy; Gaelyn Feeney-Coyle, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing

 

The lack of robust behavioral health services and recovery programming, coupled with the lack of affordable housing, is leading to high recidivism and homeless rates in Colorado. This session will explore successful models for providing housing, peer supports, and comprehensive behavioral health programming to break the cycle of incarceration and/or homelessness. Come hear from the Colorado Division of Housing and community service providers on robust service models and specific housing interventions to disrupt the costly cycle of incarceration, emergency hospitalization, and the utilization of crisis services that often accompanies homelessness for justice-involved populations.

LIHTC 101: The Basics of the Credit
Jeff Nishita, Novogradac & Company LLP; Melissa Chung, Novogradac & Company LLP; Aaron Krasnow, RBC Capital Markets


The low-income housing tax credit world can be daunting to step into, but this panel of affordable housing experts builds on the previous session to provide a foundation. This session will provide an overview of the various types of low-income housing tax credits and how credits are calculated at both the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels, the roles and financial motivations of the major parties involved in a tiered LIHTC ownership structure and the various rules and project timeline of a LIHTC property from application through the end of the 15-year compliance period.

Partnership in Division: Creating Housing Solutions
Kimberley Dickey, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing Zac Schaffner, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing Lynn Simington, DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing

 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) has partnered with state agencies, community organizations, and innovative groups to leverage new and existing funding sources with the aim of increasing the number of rental assistance opportunities for Colorado’s most in need. Please join us for a conversation about Colorado’s efforts to disrupt costly cycles of incarceration, hospitalization, institutionalization, and emergency services utilization by combining affordable housing programs and access to supportive services. Topics include Colorado’s coordinated strategy to help move persons with disabilities from long term care facilities into the community and supportive housing solutions for justice-involved populations. Attend to learn how DOH has partnered with other entities to build a more robust housing continuum, and engage with us to understand how DOH housing programs operate, who they serve, and how your community can leverage these resources.

Utilizing Developer Power for Change: Legislative Advocacy for Smart Housing Policy
Kimball Crangle, Gorman & Company; Representative Mike Weissman (D-Aurora); Tiana Patterson, Enterprise Community Partners; Robin Kniech Denver, Councilwoman-at-Large

 

Participants will learn from fellow developers, policy experts, and community organizers who have led successful local and statewide campaigns for housing. Topics will include the ins and outs of advocacy, messaging, media engagement, coalition-building, engaging with and leading smart housing policy initiatives, and how to partner with “adversarial” groups.

Meeting the Need for Accessibility in Affordable Housing

Randy Kilbourn, Atlantis Community, Inc.; Rebecca Michael, The Independence Center; Kate Quillin-McElheney,
Denver Metro Fair Housing Center; Amy Robertson, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

 

People living with disabilities have specific housing and supportive service needs. Participants will learn briefly about the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more specifically about their differences when it comes to housing. We will also discuss current demands from the disability community concerning the “Right to Visit,” “Aging in Place,” and incorporating Universal Design concepts.

Due Diligence and Maximizing Your Developer Fee
David Knapp, Land Title Guarantee Company; Melinda Pasquini, Polsinelli PC; Joe DelZotto, Delwest Development Corporation; Ron Mehl, Dominium Development & Acquisition; Erin Ganser, Citi Community Capital

 

It may come as a surprise how much effective due diligence practices can impact a development project, enabling you to preserve developer fees, avoid costly delays and increase ROI. The difference between a big success and something gone terribly wrong often lurks in this underappreciated domain. This workshop will provide fascinating insight along with a road map of best practices collected from many of the industry's top attorneys, lenders, title and development companies.


3:15-4:30 pm Site Tour

3:15-4:30 pm Afternoon Workshops:


Trauma Informed Design: Strategies for Permanent Supportive Housing

Chad Holtzinger, Shopworks Architecture; Kristin Fritz, Housing Catalyst; Michael Levinson,  Group14 Engineering, PBC; JoAnn Toney, Mental Health Center of Denver; Laura Rossbert, Shopworks Architecture

 

Architectural design for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) lacks research, despite the growing popularity of this housing solution. Come hear from practitioners who study trauma-informed practices as they relate to building development and design for PSH. The discussion will focus on lessons learned from research and practice.

Senior Housing: Support Services Maximize Success
Michael Klein, Kavod Senior Life; Diana Delgado, Eaton Senior Communities; Alison Joucovsky, Sunshine Homeshare; Kate West, Eaton Senior Communities

 

Senior housing is experiencing a renaissance in innovation and opportunity. This diverse panel will present a panoply of policies and programs for housing seniors with choice, health and dignity. Kavod Senior Life provides a comprehensive suite of wraparound support services on its campus of affordable apartments for seniors. These programs meet the physical, mental and socio-emotional needs of residents and pose an innovative solution to helping low-income, older adults age in community. Sunshine Home Share Colorado helps home owners above the age of 55 age in place by thoughtfully and safely matching a home provider with a home seeker of any age. And finally, Eaton Senior Communities, a low-income senior housing provider, has developed numerous successful partnerships with academic institutions to create inter-generational program and service opportunities to benefit residents in their community.

Community Land Trust Study: Models for Sustainability
Maribel Cifuentes, Colorado Health Foundation; Michael Brown, Burlington Associates in Community Development 

 

Driven by the Colorado Health Foundation’s statewide affordable housing strategy, the Foundation and Burlington Associates partnered to study the factors and components that favor local community land trust (CLT) efforts. This workshop will present the findings and recommendation of a recently completed feasibility assessment process completed in eight Colorado counties. The results also include an analysis of the financial resources and organizational capacity necessary to a manageable, impactful and sustainable CLT portfolio.

Attention Homes: A Vision for Permanent Supportive Housing
Chris Nelson, Attention Homes; Shannon Cox-Baker, Boulder Housing Partners; Ryan Hibbard Jones, RCH Jones Real Estate Consulting; Jeff Dawson, STUDIO Architecture John Kottke, First United Methodist Church

 

This Permanent Supportive Housing project serves youth facing homelessness in Boulder. Learn about the development process from concept to completion, including neighborhood engagement, LIHTC financing, entitlement and other development challenges. Panelists will discuss how the team was organized, what it took to keep the partnership together and to meet extremely challenging financing and entitlement deadlines. Participants will learn more about the project’s financing structure and its pros and cons relative to other projects and an overview of the building design and program highlighting specific challenges and opportunities for similar future projects.

Show Me the Alternative Money - When LIHTC Financing Isn’t Enough
Jen Erixon, Alliant Capital; Michael Thomas, Gershman Mortgage; Steve Fayne, Align Finance Partners; Kimball Crangle, Gorman  & Company, Developer

 

Remember the old days when you could get your deals done with some tax credits, a simple bank loan and a few dollars from the state? In the world of skyrocketing costs, overwhelming demand and limited resources, we practically need PhDs in creative financial engineering to meet the housing needs in our communities. A panel of national and local experts will discuss equity, debt, and creative financing structures beyond traditional LIHTC that might just provide the shoring you need for your next development.

Basics of the New Markets Tax Credit

Elaine Chang, Novogradic & Company LLP; Isabel McDevitt, Bridge House

 

This panel explores the development potential of the New Markets Tax Credit. Participants will learn the fundamentals, including the background, roles, the alphabet of CDEs, QEIs, QLICIs and QALICBs, how to avoid recapture, and a case study of a successful project from Denver. If you want to develop an understanding of how the new markets tax credit functions, discover the roles and financial motivations of the major parties involved in a NMTC transaction, and learn how to utilize new markets tax credits as part of your community development arsenal, then this session is for you!

Combining LIHTC With Federal and State Historic Credits
Bill Gawrych, RubinBrown LLP; Amy Broadwater, RubinBrown LLP; Kurt Frantz, MGL Partners

 

Rehabbing historic buildings for residential use is very popular. However, there are many potential problems. This workshop will focus on structuring LIHTC/historic deals as well as issues which may arise, and it hopes to answer the following questions: What are the rules/regulations for using both LIHTC and historic credits? What are common structuring methods? What are common structuring methods? What are common pitfalls in doing LIHTC/historic rehabilitations?

 

5:00-9:00 pm Networking Reception

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Friday, October 11


8:00-9:30 am
Charettes Presentation

See the innovative results of the 2019 Design Charettes. This presentation will showcase the collaborative efforts of professionals in design, development, finance, construction, as well as, graduate students, and community stakeholders.

 

8:30-9:30 am Morning Workshops:


Social Impact Bond: Housing Chronically Homeless Individuals in Denver

Matt Mollica, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Katie Bonnamasso, Center for Supportive Housing; Margaret Danuser, City and County of Denver

 

The Social Impact Bond is a public-private partnership in Denver to house chronically homeless individuals with frequent interactions with emergency services. The costs avoided through housing are repaid to investors. Learn how this partnership is leveraging private investment in Denver to house chronically homeless individuals and save the city millions of dollars.

Congregational Land Projects - Micah Homes
V. Mark Pilkington, Krische Construction; Carol Matheis-Kraft, United Church of Christ; Tim Rakow, Inn Between of Longmont; Tim Reinen, Radian

 

Congregational land provides opportunity for developing affordable housing projects. Micah Homes, a project highlighted at last year’s conference, has received strong community involvement and is currently under construction. Representatives from the construction company, architect, housing agency, and church will present the roadmap that turned this dream into reality. The audience will learn success strategies to build below market cost. The stakeholders in this project have greatly enjoyed the journey and are excited to share their story!

Preserving Multifamily Rental Housing in Hot Markets

Lauren Schevets, Gorman & Company, LLC; Jennifer Siegel, Denver Economic Opportunity; Beth Truby, CHFA; Kevin Knapp, Element Properties

 

As Colorado grapples with affordability, preserving housing is as important as building new. Covenants restricting thousands of units are set to expire, putting these properties at risk for market-rate conversion. Preserving housing will require collaborative outreach, finance, and policy strategies. This session will highlight the components of 2-3 preservation transactions that made them successful, review best practices that may be applicable across the state, discuss policymaking that supports the preservation of affordable housing and highlight opportunities for public/private collaboration in support of preservation.

From Convent to Mixed Income Community: The Aria Story
Susan Powers, Urban Ventures, LLC; Kate Hilberg, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver 

 

Larger scale privately developed mixed income communities must have sustained commitment. Aria is an unusual development in that it includes market rate and affordable for sale housing as well as affordable rental units. It also includes a production farm that welcomes all residents to grow food for themselves and others. Learn how this was accomplished through multiple types of financing over the course of 13 years. Participants will hear about why mixed income communities make strong neighborhoods, how to approach financing mixed-income communities, and lessons learned along this development journey.

Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention tools for Property Managers
Chris Peterson, Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority

 

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention, a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and how to help prevent it when dealing with clients.

Making Opportunity Zones Work for Your Development
Ryan Hibbard Jones, RCH Jones Real Estate Consulting; Shannon Cox-Baker, Boulder Housing Partners; Aaron Yowell, Nixon Peabody

 

There's been a lot of talk about Opportunity Zones (OZ) policy issues. Let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of process – what the OZ status means to developers, how to leverage city resources, and how LIHTC interacts with private equity when in an OZ. What changes should you anticipate in your strategy? How does Opportunity Zone status impact pricing, pay-in, and LPA negotiation? What do you need to know to maximize equity proceeds? We'll discuss all of the practical how-tos in this workshop. Bring your questions and we'll work along with you!

 

9:45-11:15 am Closing Brunch
Thriving in Chaos
Corinne Hancock, Chaos Expert & Keynote Speaker


Corinne Hancock was on the front lines building teams in high-pressure situations around the globe as both the Director of Clinics for Project CURE, and as a State Department leadership coach. She brought together multi-generational and multi-cultural teams to train leaders, open clinics, and deliver medical care in some of the most remote locations on the planet. Her stories of challenge and inspiration will explore diverse ideas, challenge assumptions, and change minds! You will leave with practical tools and ideas for preparing for change, dealing with it when it hits, and rising to the occasion regardless of organizational challenges.


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