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Governor's Housing Summit
The Summit offers training, exhibits and information about successful housing programs. THDA organizes the Summit to facilitate conversation between existing housing providers, related entities such as lenders, REALTORS®, builders, developers, nonprofit organizations, community planners and elected officials.
2013 Governor’s Housing Summit Presentations and Handouts
Opening Luncheon - Mortgage Finance Reform
Topics to be discussed include the proper role of the federal government in the mortgage finance industry, how to wind down the GSEs, an overview of proposed legislation, regulatory measures imposed by the Dodd Frank Act and the CFPB, ensuring first-time homebuyers have access to affordable mortgage financing options, and how state housing finance agencies can play a larger role in the mortgage finance market.
Mark Calabria, Brian Bills and Ralph Perrey
THDA Community Programs Division
The THDA Community Programs Division administers a variety of programs targeting the housing needs of Tennessee’s low-income residents and special-needs populations. Attendees will learn about several of these programs, including the HOME Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, Emergency Repair for the Elderly, Weatherization Assistance Program, Low Income Heating & Energy Assistance Program, and the Housing Trust Fund.
Coralee Holloway, Toni Shaw and Craig Stevens
Community Programs Overview
2014 Housing Trust Fund
Housing and development trends have changed dramatically in the aftermath of the housing crisis. This session will provide insight on recent housing trends and how the real estate and development industries have responded. Discussion will focus on the current state of the multifamily housing market and the effect of recent acquisitions. Panelists will also discuss changes in housing and subdivision design, the pace of development/construction, how the lack of developed lots has impacted affordability, and the effects of neighborhood opposition on development
Scott Davis, David McGowan, Sean McGuire and Bob Parks
Transitional Housing Initiatives
Over the past several years, an increased emphasis has been placed on providing transitional housing opportunities in community-based settings for individuals with special needs or in unique circumstances. This session will highlight partnerships and programs formed between THDA and other state departments/agencies, including Passport to Success, Money Follows the Person, and the Creating Home Initiative.
Laura Alvarez, Bob Currie and Abigail Dowell
The Passport to Success Reentry Housing Program
Creating Permanent Supportive Housing for People Living with Disabilities
TennCare Bringing Supportive Services to Affordable Housing
This workshop and interactive session will feature Paul Brophy, a leading expert on community redevelopment and revitalization. Mr. Brophy’s comments will focus on the causes of blight, how blight affects individual homeowners, communities, and local governments, and an evaluation of the numerous ways that local governments in Tennessee are attempting to address the issue of blight.
Changing Mortgage Regulations and the Impact on Nonprofit Housing Providers
The housing crisis that came to light in 2008 prompted numerous legislative and regulatory changes that will have a significant impact on nonprofit housing providers. This session will provide an update on several of these new requirements, how they are troublesome, and the ongoing advocacy efforts to address and/or limit unintended consequences.
Frankie Berger, Eddie Latimer and John Roberts
Rural Housing Challenges
This session will explore challenges to providing and maintaining affordable housing options in rural Tennessee. Topics to be discussed include how agencies are doing more with less, efforts to preserve the affordability of existing units, combining housing with supportive services, housing for special-needs populations, and the connection between housing and economic development.
Tom Carew, Brooxie Carlton and Marla Jackson
A number of rules and regulations governing the residential appraisal process have either been implemented, rescinded, or revised during the past several years. This session will focus on the appraisal process, what reforms are needed, and common misconceptions among appraisers, mortgage lenders, and homebuyers.
Randy Button, Marc Headden, and Randy Thomas
Affordable Rental Housing Development 101
This session will provide information on the primary financing tools THDA offers to the developers of affordable rental housing - the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program and the Multi-Family Tax-Exempt Bond program. Presenters will also summarize changes to the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program General Overview
County Housing Needs Score
2013 LIHTC Exhibit 1
Economic Forecast with Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D
Learn how to keep the (economic) forest in your view and not lose sight of the (data) trees – with no sugar coating! Dr. Eisenberg’s entertaining and informative presentation on the economy will begin with a fun and fast-moving “top 10 list”. Attendees will hear how GDP growth will perform, what interest rates will do, whether household savings rates are likely to rise or fall, and how a whole host of other economic variables (including personal income, new automobile sales, new home building activity, existing home sales, foreclosures, defaults and home inventories) will impact the economy this year, and why.
Fiscal Headwinds but Improving Foreign & Domestic Tailwinds
De-Mystifying the Grant Writing Process
During this interactive session, attendees will gain knowledge about the grant writing process and learn valuable techniques for improving success, expanding opportunities, building relationships, and keeping up-to-date with changes and deadlines. This session is applicable to both beginner and experienced grant writers.
Demystifying the Grants Process
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees of some HUD programs to conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Tennessee and Metro Nashville completed their respective analyses earlier this year. Attendees will learn about the barriers to fair housing choice identified in the Analysis of Impediments report for the state’s non-entitlement areas and one entitlement jurisdiction (Metro Nashville), including a lack of education among both the general public and elected officials about how to recognize and report Fair Housing violations.
Rob Gaudin and Angie Hubbard
2013 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice - Non-Entitlement Areas of Tennessee
Alternative Methods for Financing Infrastructure Improvements
As the housing market faces a new normal, developers are constantly seeking innovative, efficient, and affordable methods to finance infrastructure improvements. This session will focus on Public Improvement Districts (PIDs) – what they are, how they have been utilized in other states, and the potential benefits PIDs offer to developers, local governments, and individual homebuyers.
James McLaren and Khris Pascarella
Alternative Methods of Financing Infrastructure
Renter’s Rights and Fair Housing Room
This session offers an overview of the rental application and eviction process in Tennessee, the Uniform Landlord Tenant Act, and potential Fair Housing violations.
Carol Gish, Tracey McCartney and Glynda Shamwell
Preserving Affordable Housing Through Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
The best affordable housing stock is often considered what is currently built and available. As the state’s affordable housing stock ages, energy efficiency and sustainability improvements are critical to maintaining affordability. This session will provide information on several energy efficiency programs and financing options that apply to both single-family residences and multi-family apartment developments.
Jason Estes and Hank Helton
Energy Efficiency in Affordable Multi-family Housing Communities
How to Access and Utilize U.S. Census Bureau Data
The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) is a valuable planning tool used by community planners, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments. Data collected through the ACS is used to determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. This two-hour workshop will provide information on how to navigate the ACS website, access data, and perform targeted searches.
From Housing Assistance to Financial Independence
There are multiple paths for Leading Tennessee Home, including both rental and homeownership opportunities. The discussion will focus on several programs to assist Tennessee residents in their transition from housing assistance to financial independence, including the THDA Family Self Sufficiency Program, Post-Purchase counseling, and career development/job placement services.
Lucile Houseworth, Robert Montegue, and Jeboria Scott
Revisions to the HOME Program
Attendees will learn about revised HUD guidelines governing the HOME program and changes to the definition and authority of Community Housing and Redevelopment Organizations (CHDOs).
Coralee Holloway and Steve Neighbors
2013 HOME Final Rule
Place-Based Strategies for Redevelopment
This session will feature a discussion on how place-based strategies for redevelopment and promoting an intentional connection among neighbors helps create a greater sense of community.
Place-Based Strategies for Redevelopment
Annexation in Tennessee
Earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly approved legislation imposing a year-long moratorium on annexations by ordinance upon the municipality’s own initiative to allow time for TACIR to study Tennessee’s annexation laws and the effectiveness of Public Chapter 1101, a state law governing how local governments plan for growth. This session will provide an overview of Public Chapter 1101, updates on the ongoing TACIR study regarding Tennessee’s annexation process, and how potential changes could affect local governments and economic development.
The Honorable Mike Carter, State Representative; Sam Edwards and the Honorable Keith McDonald, Mayor of Bartlett
Affordable Home Design
Affordable housing providers can sometimes struggle with locating affordable home plans and designs that fit within the context of an existing neighborhood and comply with local building/ design standards. This session will focus on the characteristics of affordable design and an initiative to establish a repository or guidebook of affordable home designs that could be accessed and utilized by affordable housing providers across the state.
Tim Bolding, Gary Gaston, Jackie Mayo and Jimmie Tucker
Shaping Healthy Communities: Nashville
Visitable Housing and Aging in Place Knox Housing Partnership Projects
Designing Better Communities!
Responding to Natural Disasters
Every year one or more Tennessee communities are impacted by a natural disaster or weather related event. This session will focus on the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s role in responding to a natural disaster, an overview of assistance programs available to impacted residents, and what happens when the damage doesn’t rise to the level of a federal or state emergency.
Damon V. Allen, James Bassham and the Honorable Dan Eldridge, Washington County Mayor
Dry Creek Project
Future of the Tax Credit Program
As Congress continues debate over comprehensive tax reform, the future of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program remains in jeopardy. This session will focus on the benefits of the Tax Credit program, why it has been successful, and how to advocate for its preservation.
Richard Baron and Jim Fenwick
THDA Single Family Mortgage Division
As the state’s housing finance agency, THDA’s primary purpose is providing affordable mortgage financing options for first-time homebuyers in Tennessee. During this session, THDA’s Single Family division will provide updates on its mortgage programs, including an overview of upcoming changes to how THDA provides down-payment assistance. Presenters will also provide updates on several niche loan products, including Homeownership for the Brave and the BUILD Loan Program.
Great Choice Mortgage Program
Keep My TN Home Hardest Hit Fund
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