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November 2019

ELAH Webinar: Racial Justice and Community Development

November 19

NHC's first Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing (ELAH) webinar featured a joint presentation from Lotanna Obodozie from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation D.C. and Olivia Barrow from the Low Income Investment Fund on racial justice in community development work and strategies their organizations use to achieve racial equity in their operations and grant evaluations. ELAH is NHC’s leadership program for housing industry members who are 30 and under. If you have any emerging leaders at your organization, please share this…

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November Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

November 14

Our November Restoring Neighborhoods featured a presentation from Bob Simpson, vice president of Affordable and Green Financing at Fannie Mae and Rachel Cluett, Healthy Housing Rewards manager at Fannie Mae. A growing body of research continues to tie the environments in which people are born, raised and live in to their overall health and other life outcomes. Access to health care services, educational and economic opportunities, walkable and safe public spaces and more are essential aspects of household and community…

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October 2019

October Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

October 31

Our October Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation from Tanya Torno, principal development specialist for the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside and Steve Berg, vice president for programs and policy for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Tanya discussed how in 2018, Riverside, California ended homelessness for all veterans in the county by using a Housing First approach and orchestrating innovative cross-department coordination. Now the county is using their proven model to tackle chronic homelessness and…

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September 2019

September Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

September 25

Our September Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a presentation from NHC's President and CEO David Dworkin and Policy Director Tristan Breaux who discussed our efforts to address the nation's housing crisis and ways to get involved. NHC is working on drafting a national housing act for the 21st century that focuses on these five key areas: Affordable Homeownership Affordable Rental Housing Ending Homelessness Climate Impact Community Development If you are interested in being involved with any of these areas, please contact…

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July 2019

July Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

July 24

Our July Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a joint presentation from Seana O'Shaughnessy, president and CEO of Community Housing Improvement Program, and Sonya Acosta, policy analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition on housing disaster recovery. The 2018 California Camp Fires killed at least 86 people, destroyed 14,000 homes and cost $8 billion in damages. Today, only 10 percent of the town of Paradise’s residents have returned. Seana and Sonya discussed how Paradise and Butte County have recovered in the…

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June 2019

June Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

June 25

Our June Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation from Elena Wilken, the executive director of Housing Colorado. Elena presented on the state of housing and housing policy in Colorado as well as Housing Colorado's Paycheck to Paycheck report, a supplemental to NHC's 2018 Paycheck to Paycheck report released earlier this year.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhjmlgFh4JM&feature=youtu.be   Speaker Elena Wilken, the executive director of Housing Colorado Resources Download presentation

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May 2019

May Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

May 14

Our May Restoring Neighborhoods webinar featured a presentation from Laurie Goodman, vice president of housing finance policy at the Urban Institute, on cash out refinances. Cash out refinances are a two-edged sword. On one hand, they allow people to monetize their single largest asset— their home equity. On the other hand, cash out refinance mortgages have historically performed much worse than rate/term refinances and have been prone to abuses. Prudently underwritten cash out refinances, and other forms of home equity…

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April 2019

April Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

April 10

The April Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar featured a presentation by Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, the digital and geospatial director of Mapping Prejudice. Mapping Prejudice uses historical data and mapping software to illuminate how Minneapolis’ past policies racially segregated the city and exacerbated racial disparities experienced today. The City of Minneapolis used the work from Mapping Prejudice to shape Minneapolis 2040, a comprehension plan that will guide the city’s growth and improve housing affordability.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRATrLrO3E   Speaker Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, the digital…

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March 2019

March Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar

March 13

            The March Restoring Neighborhoods featured a presentation from Frank Relihan, senior vice president of NorthMarq Capital, who discussed the Conway Center. Owned and operated by the nonprofit So Others Might Eat, the recently completed project provides supportive and transitional housing and services to homeless individuals and at-risk families. The Conway Center was a finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award. https://youtu.be/qpyYC1JMjYo Speakers Frank Relihan, senior…

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February 2019

February Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force webinar

February 20

The February meeting of the Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force featured a presentation from Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, on the Affordable Credit Improvement Act and the future of LIHTC.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvVy34KVlBM&t=125s   Speaker Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition Resources Download presentation slides

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