What impact will the new Presidential Administration and political environment have on the LIHTC program and other federal resources? Hear from experts on the ground in Washington D.C. about the opportunities, risks and how to engage in the political process.
2017 Conference Wrap-Up
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing on March 13-14, 2017!
See below for downloadable speaker presentations and photos from the conference.
From a developer’s perspective, the inclusion of permanent supportive housing (PSH) in a tax credit project scores points in the QAP, but successfully implementing PSH isn’t as easy as checking a box. In this session, we will explore and address common pitfalls and (mis)conceptions of PSH.
Hear real-life examples from developers and finance experts about how to best use the 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Using a case study format, panelists will cover permanent bonds, conduit bonds, back-to-back tax-exempt loans, and construction and permanent financing.
Collaboration between State agencies, community organizations, and the private sector is key to providing quality housing, comprehensive services, and employment to persons in need. Learn about interagency partnerships, connections at the community level, and innovative examples of collaboration for community revitalization.
Every community leader wishes they had a crystal ball to plan for the longevity and desirability of their community. Panelists will discuss the findings of their research on current trends in homeownership and rental housing, and how community leaders can plan for housing development and redevelopment in urban and suburban areas for generations to come.
Take a deeper dive from yesterday’s big picture Opening Plenary discussion on the Federal political climate into a more local state legislative perspective and the outlook for terms, pricing and availability of credit/debt in Illinois.
Learn the best ways to reduce cost for affordable housing, from those who have successfully done it. This session will discuss soft costs, land cost, lowering total development cost, and working with and through institutional barriers.
There is a strong and growing connection between personal and public health and the quality of the built environment. Experts will offer practical examples of how buildings themselves can be constructed with healthier lifestyles in mind, as well as methodologies for creating healthier communities, and the relationship between affordable housing and health outcomes.
Mayors know better than anyone that a healthy housing market is essential to the overall economic prosperity of a community. Please join three Illinois mayors for a robust discussion on how to create opportunities and overcome obstacles as you plan for the future of your community and the residents who reside in it.
With high development costs becoming an ever more present issue in the media and NIMBYism on the rise, how do we communicate affordable housing’s value? This panel will explore the delicate balance between costs and benefits and suggest ways to communicate a more accurate narrative about the successes of affordable housing.
A participatory round-table discussion with IHDA staff focusing on best practices and feedback for improving the multi-family deal closing process. This is your chance to ask all your burning questions and give constructive suggestions!
Sustaining homeownership is a win-win for residents and the community alike. Hear about opportunities for Federal funding, financial literacy and housing counseling resources that stabilize communities and improve quality of life for both existing and aspiring homeowners.
Kirsten Kelly, Emmy-winning filmmaker of The Homestretch, a captivating documentary that follows three Chicago teens facing homelessness.
Congratulations to this year’s awardees:
- The Jon Linfield Award: Macoupin Homes, Staunton
- The Wyvetter H. Young Award: Morton Estates, Village of Morton
- The Gale Cincotta Award: Milwaukee Avenue Apartments, Chicago
- The 2017 Legislator of the Year Award: State Representative, Arthur Turner, Jr.
- The 2017 Housing Counseling Agency of the Year Award: Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County
- The 2017 Mortgage Lender of the Year Award: Wintrust Mortgage
- The 2017 Loan Officer of the Year Award: Jason Accola, Sr. Mortgage Consultant, Wintrust Mortgage