We hope to see you at next year's

Ohio Housing Conference

Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Ohio Housing Conference. We hope that you found the overall experience valuable and insightful. Attendees networked with more than 1,700 peers including investors, government officials, developers, nonprofit organizations, lenders, property managers, syndicators and more at the premier housing conference in the country.

Registration for the 2017 Ohio Housing Conference will open in September 2017 with the conference running from November 7-9.

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Event Schedule

Registration + Breakfast
What to Do If: Personal Safety and Situational Awareness in Four Scenarios

Anyone working in the housing industry, especially in property management, knows that you may encounter anything, or everything in the field. This session will present 4 distinct scenarios that could be encountered at any property, and try to prepare you so you know what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation. The four scenarios that will be covered include a natural disaster such as a tornado or a flooding, an active shooter situation, gang activity, and drug activity. During each scenario, presenters will help you determine how to prepare for or prevent the situation, how to react and respond, what are some generally accepted best practices, who should you call for help while dealing with the situation and who can help in the aftermath, and what resources are available.

Moderator:
Dan Elliot
Cooperative Communication Specialist
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Landlord-Tenant Law

Do you know the law? Two veteran attorneys will provide an in-depth and up-to-date overview of laws and regulations governing evictions, leases, reasonable accommodations, and other legal issues critical to understand for anyone in property management. Attend this session to learn the nuts and bolts of Landlord Tenant Law and stay current in your policies and procedures by avoiding costly legal missteps in dealing with tenants.

Moderator:
Casey Swemba
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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OHFA Housing Tax Credit Compliance Training

This all day training class has been updated to include the latest industry updates as well as new content and focus! OHFA's Compliance Training is an interactive training session and focuses primarily on the basics of compliance for the Housing Tax Credit program (also known as the HTC program) and on OHFA's policies. Because compliance rules and procedures are frequently updated, the course is beneficial for individuals new to the Housing Tax Credit program as well as seasoned veterans.

Moderator:
Christine Bennett
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Registration + Breakfast
Ohio Economic Forecast Plenary

Rob Vogt joins Dr. Ned Hill and Beth Riley for the annual conference discussion of current and future economic and demographic trends, housing markets, and the health of the housing industry.

Moderator:
Doug Garver
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:30am - 10:45am
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Affordable Housing – Why It Matters

This session will consider the existing need for and basics of affordable housing prior to exploring how access to affordable housing has an impact that transcends policy fields including education, the economy, health and communities. The speakers will breakdown policy silos as they discuss the impact of affordable housing beyond a place to call home.

Moderator:
Jeff Beam
Community Builders
  • 9:30am - 10:45am
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Renovation Options with a Limited Housing Market

Two of the most popular and diverse home improvement loans are the FHA 203k and the Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Programs. Don't drive by a rundown house or a fixer upper that has potential to be your dream home. In this session you will hear the benefits of both these programs from lenders who have used it first-hand to help homebuyers achieve their dream home.

Moderator:
Tom Walker
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:30am - 10:45am
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The Asset Management Show

An informal and engaging session presented in a late-night talk show format with entertaining banter between a lively host and "special" guest stars. Discussion will revolve around how Asset Management is playing a larger role in development and planning, long-term asset management strategies and the host and guests will also take a look at putting a deal together.

Moderator:
Jeremy Myers
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:30am - 10:45am
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Mobile Tour: Mid-Ohio Foodbank – Who Feeds the Poor? Parts I & II

Join us as we tour the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. The food bank obtains and distributes 52,000,000 pounds of food a year to more than 625 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after school programs, and senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio. See and hear how this $90,000,000 operation efficiently collects, stores and distributes food, from the suppliers to the tables of hungry people in their greatest times of need.

Moderator:
Bob Fisher
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Tax Credits 101 – Basic Training and Case Studies

This workshop will provide those new to the low income housing tax credit industry, or those just seeking to learn more about the program, the basic mechanics of the tax credit, how key partners work together to get a project done, how other resources are incorporated into a project and what kinds of housing can be developed with this financing. This session will feature experienced professionals who have a diverse skillset within the tax credit industry, and is a good background for new development staff and people in related fields like property management, lending, and public agency funders.

Moderator:
Roy Lowenstein
Lowenstein Development LLC
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Best Practices in Handling Environmental Issues

Delve into the many environmental problems that often confront housing professionals. From radon and lead base paint to asbestos and mold, these challenging issues will be discussed by our expert panel from their various professional perspectives. Topics include initial assessments and lender conditions, abatement and State Regulatory requirements. Come to this session to benefit from the panels valuable expertise and best practices in handling a wide array of environmental issues.

Moderator:
Kip Lewis
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Fair Housing Updates

As the housing industry changes each year, housing professionals need to understand the laws that prevent housing discrimination. This course provides an introduction to Fair Housing laws, current updates on disparate impact, and application of Fair Housing Act standards by providers of housing and real estate related transactions.

Moderator:
Jon Duy
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Compliance and Consequences

Learn about the latest trends and issues in affordable housing compliance in a fun, interactive, talk show type session. Updates will be provided on OHFA policies, utility allowance, the 2013 Final Home Rule, fair-housing and other challenging compliance issues.

Moderator:
Christine Bennett
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Strategies to Enhance Resident Stability

Resident stability strengthens the bottom line. Learn ways to effectively support your residents in building credit as an asset. Achieving self-sufficiency is hard work. This session will help staff better understand and address residents' credit profiles, challenges and opportunities.

Moderator:
Kate Monter Durban
Cleveland Housing Network
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Pairing Assisted-Living Developments with OHFA Financing

The need for affordable assisted living (AAL) units is immense and growing bigger with every passing year. But the challenges involved in combining different sources of financing, working with multiple government agencies, and arranging the service-delivery component keep many potential developers and owners out of the market. Learn from our experts about three different approaches to providing AAL, all funded in part with OHFA resources.

Moderator:
Matt Wootton
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Networking Luncheon Featuring Special Guest Speaker Congressman Pat Tiberi and Presentation of Bill Graves Award
QAP17 Update: Meet the Masters Edition

Conquering the Qualified Allocation Plan takes years of practice . . . or you can attend this session and learn straight from the experts! Join twenty-year veteran of OHFA's tax credit program, Chief of Staff Sean Thomas, for his highly anticipated annual update on the QAP's evolution. Then hear from two industry pros who, with five 2016 funded projects between them, have clearly mastered the process. Do you have your own suggestion for the 2018 revisions? Share and discuss at #QAP18!

Moderators:
Carlie Boos & Karen Banyai
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Strategies for Engaging Elected Officials: Telling Our Story

In today's fast-paced world of short attention spans, hashtags and instagrams, the work of developing strong relationships with policy makers and funders is critical. This session will discuss strategies for engaging elected officials in the work of affordable housing development. Speakers will share stories of successful outreach efforts, as well as examples of messages that resonate well with elected officials on both sides of the aisle.

Moderator:
Nate Coffman
Ohio CDC Association
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Hardest Hit Fund Program Update and Blight Initiative

Treasury will be providing an update on the Hardest Hit Fund Program across all states. Additionally, the panel (OHFA, Jim Rokakis, Treasury) will provide a deeper dive into the blight programs that are being offered, share statistics, discuss obstacles and greening, and conduct a Q&A.

Moderator:
Holly Swisher
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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CHANGE Is GOOD – Using Kaizen for Program Compliance Review Process Improvement

Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement. It's made up of two characters in Japanese: kai, which means 'change,' and zen, which means 'good.' Hear about a Kaizen event involving Program Compliance Housing Analysts and industry partners to streamline prepping for compliance reviews. The Kaizen philosophy of long-term, continuous improvement can help your team make small, incremental changes to processes and procedures in order to improve efficiency and quality.

Moderator:
Christine Bennett
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Emerging Property Management Issues

As federal and local laws evolve, managing agents must adapt to remain in compliance with those laws. Legislators and the court system have weighed in recently on medicinal marijuana in Ohio, the Violence Against Women Act, and disparate impact as a result of criminal records. This session will explore these important emerging issues.

Moderator:
Tim Moning
Brickstone Properties
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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7 in 7: Pioneering Leaders at the Intersection of Fields

"Almost always, great new ideas don't emerge from within a single person or function, but at the intersection of functions or people that have never met before." – Clayton M. Christensen. This session will highlight the work of seven inspiring leaders working at the intersection of housing and community development and health, education, transportation, workforce and economic development, environment and social justice. Come explore the intersection of your passion and professional career while learning about new ideas that have the potential to positively influence unresolved conditions in our local neighborhoods and communities.

Moderator:
Myia Batie
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Mobile Tour: Van Buren Shelter and Van Buren Village

This session will tour two recently completed projects, the Van Buren Shelter and Van Buren Permanent Supportive Housing. Through a partnership between the Community Shelter Board, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, YMCA of Central Ohio and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Van Buren Shelter was completed in July 2014, and is open to men, women and families. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority also partnered on the recently opened 100-unit Van Buren Permanent Supportive Housing.

Moderator:
Jonathan Welty
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Pardon the Interruption: 2016 Housing Edition

Due to popular demand, the PTI panelists are back this year to discuss a wide range of current issues and questions regarding affordable housing policy and development programs. This rapid-fire conversation will be both entertaining and informative. You can again help with the discussion by providing questions in advance of the conference for the panel to consider.

Moderator:
Sean Thomas
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Public Housing Redevelopment and RAD

This session will focus on redevelopment efforts by public housing authorities. The panelists will discuss their ongoing developments and the challenges they face in today's environment. Panelists will also provide a case study on their experience with the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program that is administered through HUD.

Moderator:
Julie DeGraaf
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Real Estate Tax Issues . . . the Struggle Continues

Leading industry experts will discuss the current state of real estate taxes for income-restricted properties. Topics will include the Woda Ivy Glen decision 7 years later, recent changes to the Ohio Revised Code, and varying interpretations by county auditors. The panel will explore current efforts to bring a consistent application of the rules to income-restricted properties throughout Ohio.

Moderator:
Steve Gladman
Affordable Housing Trust
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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The Power of Technology: Marketing on the Internet with a Limited Budget

Gaining exposure to your organization or property by using the internet is the new normal. However, most of us are working with a small or even no marketing budget. Get caught up on what others in our industry are doing by using social media and low or no cost internet advertising. Hear which methods have proven successful, and which, if any should be Control-Alt-Deleted.

Moderator:
Lisa Foster
Kentucky Housing Corporation
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Supporting Low-Income Older Adults in Ohio

By 2020, one in four Ohioans will be aged 60 and older. Planning for this population shift will require collaboration among housing, social services, and health care providers. This panel will discuss the role of the affordable housing industry to support the growing population of older adults in Ohio. Panelists will focus on the integration of long-term services and supports (LTSS) and affordable housing resources to increase community based housing options and improve health outcomes.

Moderator:
Holly Holtzen
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Registration + Breakfast
Housing Policy Plenary

It is November 9, 2016 and the United States has a new President. What will this mean for the affordable housing industry going forward? Attend this session to hear national housing experts discuss current affordable housing issues, the impact of the election, and the future of housing.

Moderator:
Hal Keller
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:00am - 10:30am
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Exploring Innovative Ideas to Further Affordable Housing Using State Resources

Providing housing for persons with special needs and extremely low-incomes is a critical need in Ohio. Join representatives of state government agencies to learn about programs to assist these populations, including the National Housing Trust Fund, Ohio 811 Project Rental Assistance Program, and other strategic initiatives.

Moderator:
Doug Bailey
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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Communities – Past, Present and Future: A Tale of Transformation and Sustainability

Communities across Ohio are faced with many of the same challenges to varying degrees; however, some have overcome challenges and managed to draw investment to depressed areas; some have more work to do; while others are just in the infant stages of community transformations. What lessons can be learned from each stage of revitalization and what role does affordable housing play in their efforts? Where to start, how to keep the momentum, and how to sustain it? Three communities will present their experience from past, present to future.

Moderator:
Lisa Patt-McDaniel
Affordable Housing Trust
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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ABCs of Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

Attend this session to learn some of the basics of tax exempt bond financing. This session will include a brief overview of the program followed by an interactive conversation with industry professionals who utilize tax exempt bonds to finance affordable housing projects.

Moderator:
Joey Hague
Red Capital Markets, LLC
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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DevCo Industry Forum

Perspectives on current activities in DevCo from Online Application to Annual Owner Reporting will be shared from industry partners, including managers, owners, and developers. This is the time to share your thoughts and to hear advice and feedback from your peers with an interactive session of videos and a live Q&A.

Moderator:
Steve McVey
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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The Business of Business

Pennies, Dimes, Nickels and Quarters . . . they all add up! This session will offer proven techniques for maximizing the value of your asset through an intense focus on the fundamental principles of real estate. Increasing net operating income by creating demand for the product and delivering exceptional service through intentional leadership will create value enhancement. Reducing vacancy loss through strategic marketing, increasing ancillary income and collecting the money that is owed to you are the cornerstones for effective management. Take a look through a new set of lens and gain valuable insights on how to best achieve the owner's goals and objectives.

Moderator:
Lori Tillis
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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IRS Audit Technique Guide: How It Affects LIHTC Projects Going Forward

Come to this session to hear an overview of the new IRS audit guide, with discussion targeting areas that most accountants and attorneys disagree with and how syndicators are handling it.

Moderator:
Jennifer Mullaney
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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Mobile Tour: Ashford on Broad – an Affordable Assisted-Living Project

Join us for a tour of some innovative projects on Columbus' east side. Tour the dramatic transformation of an old hotel into a newly opened, affordable assisted living project named Ashford on Broad. We will also highlight along the way the Columbus Scholar House as well as a newly opened HUD 202 LIHTC project. Speakers from Wallick Properties and CPO will guide you through the neighborhoods and describe these innovative projects.

Moderator:
Tina Limo
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm
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Luncheon: Keynote Speaker – Angela Blanchard
Fair Housing for Today

Moving beyond basics, this session will share the latest legal updates on the trending issues of disparate impact theory, LGBTQ equality, and post-conviction rights. Speakers will also challenge the audience to assess their own perceptions with regard to fair housing and analyze their communities' ongoing need for these important legal protections.

Moderator:
Kelan Craig
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Life. Liberty. Opportunity.

Influential leaders discuss the importance of positioning family housing in high opportunity areas. Hear Councilmember Elizabeth Brown talk about Columbus' redevelopment and anti-gentrification priorities. Find out the latest on #SmartColumbus and the integral role of transportation in supporting families. And learn about OHFA's efforts to promote data driven decision making through its collaboration with the Kirwan Institute.

Moderator:
Carlie Boos
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Advanced Tax Credit Issues

Panelists discuss topics and issues that the affordable housing industry is struggling with right now in terms of deal structuring. Topics include: limitations or structuring concerns in related party transactions, legal/tax opinion issues with Incentive Management Fee and all cash flow split items, historic credit concerns – stand alone and when used with LIHTC deals (what are the differences in structuring), historic credit – update on 50d income, who can make a 168h election and when is it used? And review of the 704b schedule.

Moderator:
Sarah Malone
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Strategic Procurement: Saving Money with the Housing Partnership Network's Group Buying Plan

A group purchasing plan can help provide significant savings for properties while improving quality and consistency, and even reducing maintenance needs. Because of their size, group purchasing plans usually command better customer service for all members or subscribers. This session will focus on how group purchasing plans are able to deliver savings, and on the real-life savings that have been achieved by housing providers, and will introduce a group purchasing plan from the Housing Partnership Network that specializes in offerings for affordable housing providers.

Moderator:
Geoffrey Lowe
McCormack Baron Management, Inc.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Coach vs. Cop – Communicating with Clarity and Creating a Climate for Success

Have you ever asked yourself why someone on your team simply doesn't get it? Leaders often share that the toughest problems aren't with the real estate, it's the people associated with the real estate. In high performing organizations, talent is the most distinguishable asset. This workshop will guide you through a communications framework that provides a coaching formula for developing people to achieve effective results. Creating a deep bench of talent is a leader's competitive edge. Stop playing the role of a cop and coach your team to victory. As Lombardi once remarked: Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player's mind and motivate! Create a climate for success by communicating with clarity and coaching around a set of competencies that can be measured. What gets measured gets done!

Moderator:
Lori Tillis
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Service-Enriched Housing

Hear from some of our state's public and private sector experts in the provision of service enriched housing, including recovery and re-entry housing and housing for other individuals leaving institutional settings. Ohio's efforts to address the opiate crisis, reduce incarceration rates and provide more integrated housing have elevated the need for new types of affordable housing in the marketplace. The session will feature practitioners providing both the services and the bricks and mortar.

Moderator:
Terri Power
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Mobile Tour: The Greater Parsons Avenue Corridor, Residents, Partnerships and Results

Take a ride to the south side of Columbus! This tour will include stops at Parsons Village, an affordable senior housing development, The Reeb Avenue Center, a social services center designed to drive neighborhood revitalization and opportunity, and Southern Gateway Homes, single-family affordable living. The tour will include brief histories of the neighborhoods, tours of housing units and conversations with residents and homeowners.

Moderator:
Wolfgang Teran
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Equity Markets and Syndicator Forum

The equity markets are hot as syndicators and direct investors compete for deals. There is continued pressure to maintain a certain yield threshold for investors, while the development community continues to seek increased pricing. Hear views and opinions from some of the nation's top syndicators on the ever-changing equity market. Interact with the panelists on topics that include location, pricing and deal terms.

Moderator:
Kevin Nowak
Cleveland Housing Network
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Film Showing: Free to Ride

Join us for a special screening of Free to Ride, a documentary produced by Ohio State University's Kirwan Institute that seeks to address the question of whether or not public transportation is a civil rights issue. This powerful new documentary highlights the struggle by Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton (LEAD) with the help of their lawyers at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) on behalf of Dayton residents to gain access to jobs and education by bus to the neighboring suburb of Beavercreek. This clash between neighbors and the issues it raised are reminiscent of resistance faced by advocates and developers of affordable housing in communities across the country and this important film imparts important lessons for all of us. The film producer and one of the attorneys who represents LEAD will participate in a Q & A after the screening.

Moderator:
Matt Martin
Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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What's New in Historic Preservation

Come to this session to discuss and learn about current trends and obstacles in developing with historic tax credits. Hear the developer, legal and investor perspective.

Moderator:
Lori McMillan
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Innovations with Data Analytics and Management Dashboards

Got lots of data? See how industry-leading organizations are using data analytics tools and management dashboards to identify emerging trends and maintain focus on portfolio performance.

Moderator:
Tony DiBlasi
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Turning Green Strategies into $$$

Trying to determine if using green initiatives will actually result in savings? Hear from the professionals on effective ways to save money using products with proven results.

Moderator:
Kip Lewis
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Passive House 101

What is it? How much does it save? What about mold? Learn the answers to these questions and more at a roundtable featuring Ohio's foremost experts in this emerging field of ultralow energy design.

Moderator:
Joe Erdaljac
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Registration + Breakfast
Single-Family Lease-Purchase Roundtable

This roundtable discussion will give you the opportunity to discuss trends and challenges facing owners of lease-purchase properties. Share new ideas and best practices for all stages of your development with other industry professionals from resident services and homebuyer education to pricing and financing at the time of sale.

Moderator:
Kevin Clark
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Preservation Roundtable: How Developers, Lenders and Investors Deal with the Underwriting Issues that Preservation Deals Face when Combined with LIHTC

Join this roundtable for a lively discussion covering these topics: Are the HAP rents over market rents and will the investor require a transition reserve? What are the pay down requirements when requesting a waiver on the due on sale clause of post mark to market deal, and what timing issues does this cause to the project for closing? Discuss the new HUD requirements for equity pay- ins and limits on bridge loans and what that does to equity pricing. How does increasing HUDs incentive performance fee affect the deal?

Moderator:
Doug Klingensmith
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Resident Services Roundtable

Evidence increasingly has shown that supportive services benefit residents, improving the lives of residents and leading to more stabilized housing communities. Unfortunately, implementing programs and finding funding can prove challenging. How do you fund services? How do you prioritize which services to provide, and how do you implement them? How do you know if the services are beneficial? These questions and others will be addressed in this interactive roundtable discussion.

Moderator:
Kate Monter Durban
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Tracking Outcomes Roundtable: How to Use Data to Support PSH Policy Work and Funding Opportunities

Data is driving policy on a local, state and federal level and funders are seeking more evidence of a return on investment. Come join a conversation with representatives of managed care organizations and the state (Medicaid, Rehabilitation and Corrections, Job and Family Services, etc...) to learn and share best practices with regard to data opportunities in the areas of health care, criminal justice and child welfare.

Moderator:
Katie Kitchin
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Ohio Section 811 Program NOW Roundtable

Come join an interactive discussion on the Ohio Section 811 Rental Assistance program now. The Ohio 811 Project Rental Assistance program is providing a resource to help the state expand integrated, affordable housing opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Panelists from all of the partner state agencies (OHFA, Medicaid, DODD and OhioMHAS) and the Technical Assistance Council will be on hand to discuss how the actual program will work. You will learn about the new and existing properties who are participating in the Ohio Section 811 PRA Program, and the PAIR™ referral and application process.

Moderator:
Jeremy Myers
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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FHLB Cincinnati Affordable Housing Program Roundtable

FHLB Cincinnati will discuss the benefits of using the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to develop housing, and the pitfalls developers should avoid from application for funding to construction start and from request for disbursement to initial project audit. Housing developers will have an opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of the program's application, disbursement, and monitoring process.

Moderator:
Mary Hernandez
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Conference Speakers

Dr. Edward "Ned" Hill

Professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University

Beth Riley

Senior Vice President & Manager, George K. Baum & Company

Robert Vogt

Partner, Vogt Strategic Insights

William Faith

Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Michael Novogradac

Managing Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP

Paul Weech

President and Chief Executive Officer, NeighborWorks America

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Angela Blanchard

Keynote Speaker

Angela Blanchard is a visionary leader for evolutionary change. For more than thirty years, she has been the driving force behind a highly acclaimed nonprofit organization that has impacted and transformed neighborhoods across the Greater Houston region for more than 100 years.

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The Bluestone

Receptions

Exhibit Hall C at Convention Center
Tuesday, November 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm

The Bluestone (853 East Broad Street)
Wednesday, November 9, 5:30pm-8:00pm

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The Hyatt Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Hotel

A block of hotel rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, attached to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Use this link to register: https://resweb.passkey.com..

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