Schedule

  • Starting at Home Schedule

Thursday, April 27, 2017


8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am

Opening Plenary

Speakers:
• Hal Keller, President, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
• Sean Thomas, Chief of Staff, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
• Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies LLC


10:15am – 10:30am

Break/Networking

10:30am – 11:45am Sessions

Session A1 – Anchoring Innovation

The role of anchor institutions, like research hospitals and universities, is a hotly debated topic in community development. How can the resources these entities bring to the table be channeled into revitalization and enhanced opportunities for residents without displacing the neighborhoods the institutions serve? There are implications for economic competitiveness and social equity alike, particularly with respect to fair housing. This session will investigate recent research on the topic and provide insights on what these entities mean for their neighbors.

Moderator:
• Sue Darby, Downtown District Executive Director, YMCA of Central Ohio

Speakers:
• Dr. Meagan Ehlenz, Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Arizona State University
• Dr. Kim Zeuli, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Institute for a Competitive Inner City


Session A2 – Location, Location, Location

While the provision of affordable housing is itself important, it is also crucial for those homes to be placed in areas with access to education, employment, and amenities. What have researchers learned about how the spatial environment and road and transit networks affect the upward mobility of low-income households?

Moderator:
• Jennifer Noll, Senior Planner, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Speakers:
• Dr. Rosie Tighe, Assistant Professor, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
• Dr. Shima Hamidi, Director, Institute of Urban Studies, University of Texas at Arlington


Session A3 – Aging in Communities

Affordable housing plays a critical role in the "aging in place" conversation. This session will discuss the role of affordable housing in allowing older adults to live as long as possible in their homes and communities.

Moderator:
• Caryn Hederman, Owner and Principal, Hederman Consulting LLC

Speakers:
• Alisha Sanders, Director of Housing & Services Policy Research, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research
• Dr. Heidi Ewen, Assistant Professor, Institute of Gerontology, University of Georgia
• Richard Browdie, President and CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging


11:45am – 1:00pm

Luncheon

Moderator:
• Hal Keller, President, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Speakers:
• Carol Naughton, President, Purpose Built Communities


1:15pm – 2:30pm Sessions

Session B1 – Accelerators for Economic Inclusion

Anchor institutions, in many ways, define the economic landscape of Ohio. What would Columbus be without Ohio State, or Cleveland without University Circle? This session examines the impact of our anchor institutions, how public and private actors have worked with them to bring about inclusive development, and what strategies are being developed by philanthropists and others for the future.

Moderator:
• Kim Cutcher, Executive Director, Toledo LISC

Speakers:
• Amanda Hoffsis, President, Campus Partners
• Chris Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc.
• Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director, Campus District


Session B2 – (Not) Driving for Better

Practitioners and foundations alike are assessing their role in ensuring that neighborhoods can be developed in a more equitable and sustainable way. Central to this effort are metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), which have a key, federally-defined role in shaping transportation policies. This session will consider how these actors can work together to improve our communities for all.

Moderator:
• Amy Hanauer, Director, Policy Matters Ohio

Speakers:
• Jason Segedy, Director of Planning and Urban Development, City of Akron
• Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
• William Murdock, Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission


Session B3 – Redefining Aging in Place

This session will include a discussion about the need to support older adults, the role of age-friendly communities, and new affordable housing for older adults.

Moderator:
• Sharon Shaffer, Senior Vice President, Senior Living Development, Wallick Communities

Speakers:
• Michelle Norris, President, National Church Residences Investment Corporation
• Kathy Sykes, Senior Advisor for Aging and Public Health, Environmental Protection Agency
• Doug Tayek, Associate State Director of Community Outreach, AARP Ohio


2:30pm – 2:45pm

Break/Networking

2:45pm – 4:00pm Sessions

Session C1 – Measuring Opportunity

Starting with the Moving to Opportunity study in the 1990s, brought into the public consciousness by the work of Dr. Raj Chetty and others, researchers have sought to determine the impact of relocating low-income households to wealthier areas with better schools and more employment opportunities. Findings have been complicated, with many benefits but also some drawbacks to such policies. These researchers will discuss their work in the area.

Moderator:
• Dr. Brian Knudsen, Research Associate, Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Speakers:
• Dr. Rachel Kleit, Professor and Section Head, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
• Dr. Kirk McClure, Professor, Department of Urban Planning, University of Kansas
• Matt Martin, Senior Researcher, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University


Session C2 – Leveraging Resources: Integrating Housing and Health Policy into Action

Housing finance agencies continue to engage the health sector to leverage resources and expertise. As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, questions arise about how to integrate housing and health policies to achieve positive outcomes. This session will include a discussion about health policy and what this means for the affordable housing industry.

Moderator:
• Angela Mingo, Community Relations Director, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Speakers:
• Janet Viveiros, Acting Director of Research, National Housing Conference
• Dr. Kamillah Wood, Senior Vice President of Health and Housing, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
• Dr. Maureen Byrnes, Lead Research Scientist, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University


Session C3 – Two Generations, One Future: How Housing Stabilizes Families and Strengthens Classrooms

This session will consider how housing-based programs serving both parents and children can improve educational outcomes for youth from early childhood through postsecondary learning.

Moderator:
• Colleen Grady, Senior Policy Advisor, Ohio Department of Education

Speakers:
• Isabel Toth, President and CEO, Community Properties of Ohio Management Services
• Dale Erquiaga, President and CEO, Communities in Schools
• Sue Fothergill, Associate Director for Policy, Attendance Works


4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break/Networking

4:15pm – 5:30pm Sessions

Session D1 – Retrofitting Opportunity

How and where are communities creating new opportunities using innovations that were not available or in place when the Fair Housing Act was originally passed? This session will focus on the following: 1) the Housing Choice Voucher, 2) incentives to achieve better location outcomes in the LIHTC program, 3) modifying policies that discourage families from moving to lower-poverty neighborhoods, and finally, 4) minimizing jurisdictional barriers to choice.

Moderator:
• Janet Hales, Director, Ohio Poverty Law Center

Speakers:
• Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
• Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives, National Council of State Housing Agencies
• Jarrod Elwell, Director, Enterprise Advisors, Enterprise Community Partners


Session D2 – Benefiting Communities: How the health care and housing sectors intersect

Strengthening efforts to enhance community engagement in the housing and health sectors has become extremely important. This session will review and discuss how health care organizations can work with housing providers.

Moderator:
• Barb Poppe, Former Executive Director US Interagency Council on Homelessness, Barbara Poppe and associates

Speakers:
• Dr. Denise Koo, Former Advisor to the Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Peggy Bailey, Director, Health Integration Project, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
• Barry Steffen, Social Science Analyst, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Session D3 – The Challenge of Getting to One

This session will explore the social determinants of health and how they can be leveraged to improve infant mortality.

Moderator:
• Ryan Adcock, Executive Director, Cradle Cincinnati

Speakers:
• Dr. Jason Reece, Assistant Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
• Dr. Arthur James, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University
• Carly Salamone, Assistant Director, Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB


5:30pm – 7:30pm

Reception

Friday, April 28, 2017


8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 10:15am

Morning Plenary

Moderator:
• Hal Keller, President, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Speaker:
• Kalima Rose, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Policy Link


10:15am – 10:30am

Break/Networking

10:30am – 11:45am Sessions

Session E1 – A New Landscape: The Future of Federal Housing Policy

Since much of the funding for affordable housing comes from federal and state subsidies, so major changes in the way public and private actors conceptualize development must be filtered through the prism of existing programs. This esteemed panel has fought in Washington and state capitals for reform, and have stories to share and insights to provide.

Moderator:
• Mark Shelburne, Senior Manager, Novogradac & Company LLP

Speakers:
• Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives, National Council of State Housing Agencies
• Robert Rozen, Principal, Washington Council Ernst & Young
• J.P. Delmore, Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs, National Association of Home Builders


Session E2 – The Power of Data

Between what the federal government produces and what exists in various administrative records, large quantities of data about affordable housing tenants and their communities go unconsidered. This session will get beyond buzzwords and consider avenues for analysis and opportunities for improving lives.

Moderator:
• Mary Helen Petrus, Assistant Vice President, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Speakers:
• Elizabeth Nash, Vice President, Data and Product Development, PolicyMap
• Dr. Brian Mikelbank, Associate Professor, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
• Dr. Keely Jones Stater, Manager of Research and Industry Intelligence, HAI Group


Session E3 – Partnerships in Action

So much of this conference is about getting disparate groups with similar interests to the table to work for the common good. While this sounds great in theory, how does it actually get done on the ground? These speakers have all been there, succesfully connecting a variety of institutions to projects in need of their expertise.

Moderator:
• Jeanne Golliher, President and CEO, Cincinnati Development Fund

Speakers:
• Buzz Roberts, President and CEO, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
• Peg Moertl, Senior Vice President, Operations Manager, Community Development Banking, PNC Bank
• Michael Duffy, Chief Operating Officer, McCormack Baron Salazar


12:00pm – 1:30pm

Closing Plenary & Lunch

Moderators:
Hal Keller, President, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Sean Thomas, Chief of Staff, Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Speaker:
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute