As Illinois residents change the way they live and work, affordable housing partners will require new strategies to meet the evolving needs of developers and communities. Explore how communities are changing and what a new market means for the future of affordable housing.
2014 Conference Wrap-Up
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing a success! We had almost 700 attendees, 43 exhibitors, and many other supporters.
Lively discussion in 17 panels on topics from housing finance and asset management to housing, education and healthcare took this year’s conference to the next level and aided in raising awareness and building networks among the hundreds of represented organizations in attendance from Chicago, Illinois and beyond.
The honorable Governor Pat Quinn shared his commitment to affordable housing in Illinois and Affordable Housing Champion Awardees inspired attendees with their amazing accomplishments and impact on the quality of life of residents in Illinois. See the Governor’s address here:
Structuring the deal is a key aspect of affordable housing financing and often the most complex. Learn about best practices from lenders and syndicators as they discuss innovative solutions from Illinois and across the country.
Fairness and equal access to opportunity are critical to the effective distribution of federal resources. This panel of experts will discuss how HUD’s Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) and recent Department of Justice Fair Housing cases have provided new insights into the priorities for affordable housing resources and how those resources are balanced.
The reality is that not all homes can be saved from foreclosure. What should would-be renters consider about a rental property’s financial health before entering into a lease? How do former homeowners who lost their homes need to do to fix their credit to re-enter the market as buyers? What are lenders looking out for and what programs would be ideal for these buyers? What role does post-purchase counseling play in ensuring that these buyers do not fall into financial trouble again? Join the conversation as we discuss how to prepare tenants and former homeowners for moving beyond foreclosure.
Maintaining the physical health of aging properties goes hand-in-hand with maintaining the financial health of those assets. Hear about funding and strategies for maintaining aging properties that do not need or qualify for re-syndication.
Join industry insiders and key housing policy leaders for a discussion on the latest news from Springfield and Washington D.C. This is your opportunity to hear directly from affordable housing advocates on upcoming legislative initiatives, what they mean for your business and what you can do to help.
Ongoing changes to the health care system are spurring conversations about the value of coordinating health and housing. There are many ways to do so on the continuum of healthy housing – from thoughtful design to helping residents gain access to health care to co-locating housing with federally qualified health centers. Hear about innovative strategies for using coordinated development to increase access to affordable housing and affordable health care.
As funding for affordable housing continues to shrink, resources must be maximized to house a range of residents and used to integrate affordable housing more strategically into communities. Hear how the financing tools and the best practices for rental assistance are changing and being used in innovative ways.
Learn more about four of IHDA’s hottest new programs: Preservation Now, Abandoned Properties Program, Blight Reduction Program and Welcome Home Illinois.
In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, scattered site rental has grown as an effective tool to reactivate existing housing stock and rebuild communities. Explore how these innovative developments have been planned, funded, and executed to bring vacant homes back online as opportunities for affordable rental housing.
As the oldest Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) properties near 30 years old, balancing preservation of existing units and the production of new units is becoming increasingly important. Hear about best practices for structuring re-financing, IHDA’s perspective on re-syndication and other helpful tips to secure the financial health of your aging asset.
Research continues to show that supportive housing and Supportive Living Facilities (SLFs) work, but it remains a challenge to assemble the services that give many residents a second chance. Learn from this panel of experts and hear the latest updates on how the Affordable Care Act, Managed Care and the re-balancing of long term care in Illinois will change the way we support our state’s most vulnerable residents.
Proximity to quality schools has a profound impact on the success of community stabilization efforts and is a major driver of housing decisions. Hear about innovative strategies for using coordinated development to improve affordable housing and increase access to quality schools in communities throughout the state and beyond.
Join us to discuss Illinois’ priorities for providing housing options for our most vulnerable residents. Hear the latest from the Governor’s office and learn from the experiences of those in the field, providing supportive housing in integrated settings.
Successful communities provide their residents access to jobs, transportation and daily retail needs. Many opportunity areas have access to these resources already but many Illinois communities, especially those that have been hard hit by the housing crisis, continue to struggle with access to commercial resources. Join us to hear best practices for how to develop affordable housing that truly supports the local economy.
Competition for the 9% LIHTC remain high and other federal funding programs continue to shrink. Learn about new strategies for attracting capital to fund affordable housing and community development initiatives.
Hear and obtain the most up-to-date HUD program and policy information affecting affordable housing, public housing, community and economic development. In addition, information will be provided regarding accessing HUD funding for affordable housing, community and economic development.