From on-the-ground neighborhood concerns, to big-picture housing policy, to the practical realities of local affordable housing transactions, “Reframing Affordable Housing” will explore the discourse surrounding the need for affordable housing and the public, political, and practical implications for the future.
2016 Conference Wrap-Up
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 Illinois Governors’ Conference on Affordable Housing on March 29-30 such a success!
See below for session listings and available conference presentations and photos. Thanks to Tim Newhouse of New Vintage Photography for the conference photos.
Explore the ever-evolving and often contradictory methodologies utilized within Illinois to guide affordable housing development. Examine different ways funders are looking at site viability, the reasons for these differences and the conflicts that arise when site preferences conflict with the reasons why developers choose sites.
A who’s who of housing insiders, this session will discuss the federal and state legislative issues affecting affordable housing today and will provide a platform for strategizing a unified message to collectively present to state and Federal legislators.
There are many faces of public housing redevelopment and we’re seeing all of them surface in Illinois. If IHDA was to provide LIHTC for all the RAD proposals, there would be no new development. This panel will examine the types of resource it takes to get these deals done; where to find these resources; and, how to balance different geographies.
Congratulate this year’s winners and hear from these experts on how innovative deals get done in locations across Illinois.
In the past, hospital systems developed or partnered with senior housing providers as a means to increase revenue in the fee-for-service model. Hospitals now need reliable post-acute care partners to protect their dwindling margins in the bundled payment era. Independent seniors need proximity to healthcare in rural settings. Together we will examine opportunities for affordable senior housing developers with both urban and rural hospitals covering services, finance and architectural implications.
Modeled after the ABC television show, this interactive session will provide insight into the priorities of lenders and investors as two projects in pre-development compete for equity.
As the housing industry changes each year, housing professionals need to understand the laws that prevent housing discrimination. Delve into pro-active ways for developers, fair housing advocates, government and public agencies to work together to accomplish fair housing goals.
What happens after a project is placed in service? So much effort goes into getting a project across the finish line that it’s easy to forget that at least 85% of a project’s life happens after funding. Examine creative responses to the potholes and roadblocks that disrupt smooth sailing after construction. Explore what can happen when services collapse, when disasters strike, when you’re asked to house the hardest-to-house populations and when the 15 year compliance period nears its end.
What does the new public funding landscape look like? In the last year, IHDA and other funders have tried to diversify and introduce new products into the market. This panel will be an opportunity to get a brief introduction to many different funding options and learn if they might be right for your project.