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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 Pre-Conference Session

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

New to this complex and wonderful world known as affordable housing? Or have you been in the industry for a while and feel the need for a better perspective on where you fi t? In addition to providing navigation tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, this session provides an overview of the housing continuum—from the unhoused to home ownership. Industry leaders will present the policies and programs and how Colorado communities are developing and implementing solutions.


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

Whether this is your first Housing Colorado Now Conference or your 15th, you won’t want to miss this informational session! Meet Housing Colorado staff , board members, and conference committee members, as well as other conference newbies and veterans. We will discuss navigating the schedule and share tips for maximizing networking and education opportunities. Those who wish will be paired with conference mentors for a friendly face during special events and evening receptions.

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 turned 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; Stephanie Miller, The Delores Project

There are many different experiences of homelessness, requiring multifaceted solutions. This session highlights three innovative and effective programs. HousingFirst Lab has programs that target small groups. The Finnish policy uses trauma care and motivational interviewing. The Delores Project addresses issues unique to unaccompanied women and transgender individuals.

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 valuable foundation-building bootcamp is for those new to affordable rental housing finance and development. Learn about the evolution and implementation of financing programs including federal and state legislative history, the federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs, and Colorado Division of Housing’s role in supporting the development of 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.


Colorado has 129 rental housing projects (3,738 affordable units) financed through USDA RD 515/514-516 programs, many of which are threatened by the impending mortgage maturity crisis. This panel will review the state of Colorado’s rural rental housing portfolio and provide resources, training, and technical assistance to those working to preserve this critical housing stock.

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


Redlining—federal lending and investment policies that intentionally segregated communities—created a legacy of disinvestment in predominately minority communities. Despite progress, we need policy, partnerships, innovative service delivery, and community voices to redress institutional segregation and economic exclusion.

Resiliency: Designing for the Next 50 Years

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

Building owners are becoming concerned about frequent extreme weather events. Learn about Colorado-specific vulnerabilities, projected impacts, and mitigation strategies. The session will discuss the inherent synergies between resiliency, sustainability, and social equity and provide tools to identify the vulnerabilities in your building or portfolio.

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

It takes a village (of funders) to create affordable housing, and it isn’t easy keeping all the different regulations straight. Property owners and managers will learn how LIHTC, HOME, CDBG, section 8 vouchers (tenant-based and project-based), and state rules overlap and how to implement effective compliance strategies.

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

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 & Pascoe 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


Legal and illegal drugs create additional challenges for affordable housing project management. Panelists will discuss legal and regulatory implications of recreational and medical marijuana under Colorado and federal law, and 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

What steps can developers, architects, and consultants take to be industry leaders in net-zero energy building? This workshop seeks to deepen attendees’ 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
Renee Martinez Stone, West Denver Renaissance Collaborative; Monica Martinez, Fax Partnership; 
Jeff Martinez, Brothers Redevelopment


Thousands of new residents have spurred development, gentrification, and displacement in many of Denver’s long-standing neighborhoods. This session highlights initiatives in three neighborhoods to address gentrification and prevent displacement. Hear about effective strategies for both elected and public officials and residents.

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

What is workforce housing? Why is it important? Why is it so hard to create? What are the development challenges? This workshop answers these and many more questions and reveals how to deliver housing to those working locally and earning 60 – 120% AMI. Come hear the story behind the technical tour.

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

Historically, Private Activity Bonds (PABs) combined with 4% tax credits created the most units with low soft fund investments. This panel will explore increased demand, statewide allocation and CHFA and DOLA’s role, and why these transactions are so popular. We will also address limiting PAB to 55% of aggregate basis, recycling, engaging with issuers other than CHFA, and advocating for your project.

Anti-Growth Comes to Colorado Communities
Maria Sepulveda, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver; Stefka Fanchi, Elevation Community Land Trust; Bren Conners, Metro West Housing Solutions; Chris Brown, Common Sense Policy Roundtable

Lakewood passed an anti-growth initiative this summer. Initiative 122 seeks to limit growth along the Front Range and will most likely be on the 2020 statewide ballot. Similar measures are being proposed throughout Colorado. Anti-growth measures significantly increase housing prices and affordable housing development costs. Hear how Housing Colorado is countering these threatening initiatives and how you can become involved.


5:00-7:00 pm Welcome Networking Reception

Kick off the conference right! Join your fellow housing professionals in the exhibit hall for drinks and light bites and networking. Meet old friends and make new ones.

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8:00-9:30 pm Young Professionals Reception

Meet up for a nightcap and bar games with fellow young professionals at the Keystone Adventure Center, located in Lakeside Village.

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

6:30-7:30 am Sunrise Yoga

Rise and shine with morning yoga on Thursday and Friday. Wear comfortable clothing for this morning yoga session designed for all skill levels. Located in the Ten Mile Room on the third floor of the Keystone Lodge.

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

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

Are you wondering how decisions made in D.C. 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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9:45-11:15 am Morning Workshops:

Housing and Health Partnerships: Improving Outcomes and Health Equity

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


Supportive and affordable housing projects are increasingly partnering with health care providers to improve systems and outcomes for shared clients. This session will share promising evaluation outcomes presented by representatives from Health Managed Care Organizations that have made significant investments into affordable and supportive housing.

Innovative Tools to Support Permanent Affordability

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

As affordability becomes more challenging, developers turn to unique tools to support development. Learn about financing real estate acquisitions with a positive return on investment, engaging philanthropic and government entities to invest in social and financial return, using a local bank to manage a revolving loan facility, and the benefits of a ground lease.

Housing in Rural Communities: Case Studies
Jen Stepleton, 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. 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 lively discussion about affordable homeownership in Colorado communities. Panelists will provide hands-on insight into real-world challenges, opportunities, and financing tools being utilized to advance affordable homeownership.


Evictions with Dignity and Respect
Amritpal Byrd, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless


Eviction is one of the most emotionally difficult things that we must do as landlords. This course leads a discussion on fundamental aspects of eviction from the landlord’s perspective, to bring dignity and respect to the eviction process for our tenants. As much as we do not want to evict, we know that it happens. This course is designed from a trauma-informed approach to the eviction process and strengthens de-escalation approaches to eviction, identifying strategies and resources for eviction prevention.

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

Ben Taylor, Dominium; Amy Broadwater, RubinBrown; John Nolde, Winthrop & Weinstine


Year 15 on your affordable housing project is coming. You’ve looked at the partnership agreement and don’t have a clue what to do. This panel will help you explore your options.


10:00-11:00 am Site Tour 1

10:15-11:15 am Site Tour 2


Housing Colorado is excited to offer a tour of the Village at Wintergreen, located in the heart of Keystone! This new mixed-income housing community offers a variety of housing options. Construction began in July 2018, and will be completed in phases between Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020. The Village at Wintergreen includes a total of 196 units: 40 for those earning between 30% and 60% AMI, and the remaining 156 for local workers, including 36 for employees of Vail Resorts.

Tour the project on Thursday to learn more. Space is limited to 60 people so please sign up early at Registration. Please arrive at the Registration Desk 15 minutes before your scheduled tour for transportation to the site.


11:45 am - 1:15 pm Policy Luncheon
The Housing Landscape
Maregery Brennan,  
Mesa Valley School District 51; Steve Doane, Colorado Department of Corrections; Jeff Holwell, City of Lone Tree; Sara Monge, The Colorado Health Foundation


Safe, affordable, stable housing is foundational to quality of life for individuals and economic viability for communities. So how do organizations in related policy areas ensure that lack of housing does not spell failure for their programs? Hear from policy-makers in transportation, education, health care, and criminal justice about how they are incorporating housing policy to ensure success for their most critical programs.

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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


In the Roaring Fork Valley, the lack of affordable housing resulted in a teacher shortage. In response, Habitat for Humanity, the Roaring Fork School District, and Pitkin County created the Basalt Vista Housing Partnership—a public / private / non-profi t funding model—and built a 27-home community that is net-zero, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is equal to or less than the amount of renewable energy created on the site.

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


Lack of robust behavioral health services and recovery programming, coupled with the lack of affordable housing, is leading to high recidivism and homelessness 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 homelessness.

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

Building on Basics of Rental Finance (#3), this panel of affordable housing experts will provide an overview of low-income housing tax credits, macro- and microeconomic calculations, roles and financial motivations of the parties involved in a tiered LIHTC ownership, and the rules and timeline of a LIHTC property from application through 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; 
Ian Fletcher, Metro Denver Homeless Initiative; Elizabeth Murray, Metro Denver Homeless Initiative 


DOLA Colorado - Division of Housing (DOH) partners with state agencies and community organizations to disrupt costly cycles of incarceration, hospitalization, institutionalization, and emergency services by combining affordable housing programs with access to supportive services. Learn about DOH programs, who they serve, and how your community can participate.

Utilizing Developer Power for Change: Legislative Advocacy for Smart Housing Policy
Kimball Crangle, Gorman & Company; Representative Mike Weissman (D-Aurora); Tiana Patterson, Elevation Community Land Trust; Albus Brooks, Milender White


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; Dindi Wade, 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 about the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and their differences when it comes to housing. Also hear about the disability community’s demands for “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; Erin Ganser, Citi Community Capital


Effective due diligence practices can maximize your developer fee, avoid costly delays, and increase ROI. The difference between success and something gone terribly wrong lurks in this underappreciated domain. This workshop provides fascinating insight and a road map of best practices collected from attorneys, lenders, and title and development companies.

3:15-4:15 pm Site Tour 3

3:30-4:30 pm Site Tour 4


Housing Colorado is excited to offer a tour of the Village at Wintergreen, located in the heart of Keystone! This new mixed-income housing community offers a variety of housing options. Construction began in July 2018, and will be completed in phases between Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020. The Village at Wintergreen includes a total of 196 units: 40 for those earning between 30% and 60% AMI, and the remaining 156 for local workers, including 36 for employees of Vail Resorts.

Tour the project on Thursday to learn more. Space is limited to 60 people so please sign up early at Registration. Please arrive at the Registration Desk 15 minutes before your scheduled tour for transportation to the site.


3:15-4:30 pm Afternoon Workshops:

Trauma Informed Design: Strategies for Permanent Supportive Housing

Chad Holtzinger, Shopworks Architecture; Jennifer Wilson, Burnes Ceter for Poverty & Homelessness; 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 providing choice, health, and dignity for seniors. Kavod Senior Life provides wraparound support services. Sunshine Home Share Colorado matches home owners with home seekers. Eaton Senior Communities partners with academic institutions to create intergenerational programs to benefit residents.

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


The Colorado Health Foundation and Burlington Associates partnered to study local Community Land Trust (CLT) feasibility in eight Colorado counties. This session will present the findings, recommendations, and an analysis of the financial resources and capacity necessary to create a manageable, impactful, and sustainable CLT portfolio.

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


Attention Homes provides Permanent Supportive Housing for youth facing homelessness in Boulder. Learn about the development process, keeping the partnership together, and meeting extremely challenging financing and entitlement deadlines. Panelists will cover financing structure, building design, and programmatic challenges.

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


In the good old days you could get your deals done with some tax credits, a simple bank loan, and a few dollars from the state. Now 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.

Basics of the New Markets Tax Credit

Elaine Chang, Novogradic & Company LLP


Want to understand how the New Markets Tax Credit functions? This session covers roles and financial motivations for using the New Markets Tax Credit in your community development arsenal. Topics include the alphabet of CDEs, QEIs, QLICIs, and QALICBs, how to avoid recapture, and a successful project in Denver.

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


Although rehabbing historic buildings for residential use is popular, there are many potential problems. This session will attempt to answer questions such as: What are the rules and regulations for using both LIHTC and historic credits? What are common structuring methods? What are common pitfalls in doing LIHTC/historic rehabilitations? Bring your questions as we puzzle this out together.


5:30-9:00 pm Connections, Cocktails, & Cards

The fun continues in the Columbine Ballroom for networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and a Texas Hold’em tournament. Join the band onstage for some karaoke fun and get to know your colleagues’ inner Tina Turner or Bruce Springsteen. Then make your way to the poker tables for a chance to win some fun prizes.

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Friday, October 11

6:30-7:30 am Sunrise Yoga

Rise and shine with morning yoga on Friday. Wear comfortable clothing for this morning yoga session designed for all skill levels. Located in the Ten Mile Room on the third floor of the Keystone Lodge.

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8:00-9:30 am
Charrette Presentations

Housing Colorado Charrettes Coordinator: Andrew Chapin, Unison Housing Partners
CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning: Jennifer Steffel Johnson, Ph.D.
Charrettes Team Leaders: Paul Brady, Godden Sudik Architects; Yong Cho, Studio Completiva; JV DeSousa, REVEAL; Adam Kantor, Kephart; Robert Rydel, Oz Architecture

The presentation will showcase the collaborative efforts of professionals in design, development, finance, and construction, as well as CU Denver graduate students and community stakeholders in three communities. Housing Colorado and University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning are continuing the Design Charrettes Program series that began at the 2010 Housing Colorado Now Annual Conference. Since then we have continued to off er this program on an annual basis, serving communities throughout the state. The selected sites for 2019 are: Christ’s Body Ministries in Denver, Lincoln County Economic Development Corp. in Limon, and Unison Housing Partners in Brighton.


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; Sarah Gillespie, Urban Institute


Denver’s Social Impact Bond is a public-private partnership that leverages private investment to fund housing for chronically homeless individuals. This saves the city millions of dollars each year through cost avoidance; investors are repaid through the savings. Sound too good to be true? Come hear how this unique program serves our most vulnerable and generates return on investment.

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


Micah Homes, a congregational-land affordable housing project highlighted at last year’s conference, is currently under construction. The stakeholders have greatly enjoyed the journey and are excited to share their story! Hear from the construction company, architect, housing agency, and church on how they turned this dream into reality.

Preserving Multifamily Rental Housing in Hot Markets

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


Even as Colorado grapples with affordability, thousands of units are set to expire, putting these properties at risk for market-rate conversion. Learn the components of three successful preservation transactions, best practices, effective preservation policy, and public/private collaboration.

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


Aria, a large-scale, privately-developed, mixed-income project in Northwest Denver, includes market rate and affordable for-sale housing and rental units as well as a production farm. Hear about why mixed-income communities make strong neighborhoods, how to approach financing mixed-income communities, and lessons learned.

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


Talk Saves Lives is a community-based presentation that covers suicide, research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risks and warning signs of suicide and prevention methods for residents.

Making Opportunity Zones Work for Your Development
Ryan Hibbard Jones, RCH Jones Real Estate Consulting; Shannon Cox-Baker, Urban Ventures, LLC; Aaron Yowell, Nixon Peabody; Nate Richmond, Blueline


Let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of Opportunity Zones (OZ): what OZ status means to developers, how to leverage local government resources, and how LIHTC interacts with private equity. We will cover anticipating changes to your strategy, how OZ status impacts pricing, pay-in, LPA negotiation, and how to maximize equity proceeds.


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 both as 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 to 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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