Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

5th Annual Guam Affordable Housing Symposium Program

Wednesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 6, 2013

Wednesday Morning Panels

7:30 AMRegistration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 AMWelcome Address

Moderator: Phil Leon Guerrero

Michael Dueñas
Executive Director, Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA)

8:45 AMOpening Remarks

Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes
32nd Guam Legislature, Chairperson, Committee on Municipal Affairs, Tourism, Housing, and Hagatna Restoration and Redevelopment Authority

Honorable Eddie Baza Calvo
Governor of Guam

Infomercial Presentation (5-7 minutes)

9:15 AMOpening Plenary Session: Milestones

Members of the Affordable Housing Coordinating Council (AHCC) and Affordable Housing Partners:

  • Development of Chamorro Land Trust Properties
  • Veterans Program
  • Micronesia Community Development Corporation’s Approved Counseling Program

Guam Affordable Housing Strategic Plan
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Mark Calvo
Guam Military Buildup Office
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Jay Rojas
Guam Transportation Program
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10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AMPlenary Panel: Ongoing Challenges

Chris Kanazawa
State Director for Hawaii, Western Pacific, American Samoa Region, USDA Rural Development – Substantially Underserved Trust Area (SUTA)
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Joe Bradley
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Bank of Guam – Economic Market Conditions
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Siska Hutapea
President, Cornerstone Valuations Corp. LLC – Market Conditions
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12:00 PMLuncheon and Keynote Address

Wednesday Afternoon Panels

1:30 PMConcurrent Session One

A.

Case Study – Overcoming Barriers

Carlos Camacho
Administrator, Micronesia Community Development Corporation – Sagan Bonita

Siska Hutapea
President, Cornerstone Valuations Corp. LLC – Getting the Market Right

Rich Jortberg
Project Manager, Texas A&M – Sigua Highlands

B.

Federal Housing Programs

Don Etes
Housing Program Director, USDA Rural Development

Jesse Wu
Director, Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD
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C.

Employee Assisted Housing Program (EAHP)

Peggy Llagas
Executive Officer, Guam Association of Realtors

D.

Leveraging Federal Funds

Dionne Roberts
Vice President & NSP-TA Manager, Training and Development Associates, Inc.
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Joe Diego
Area Director I Western Pacific, USDA Rural Development
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Michael Dueñas
Executive Director, GHURA
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3:00 PMBreak
3:15 PMConcurrent Session Two

B.

Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC), Private Activity Bonds (PABS), and Low-income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Jesse Wu
Director, Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD

Marie Benito
Deputy Director, Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation

Lester Carlson
Business Development & Marketing Manager, Guam Economic Development Authority

Carlos Camacho
Administrator, Micronesia Community Development Corporation – Sagan Bonita

4:45 PMNetworking Reception

Thursday Panels

7:30 AMRegistration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 AMWelcome Address

Moderator: Phil Leon Guerrero

Martin Benavente
President, Guam Housing Corporation

Honorable Ray Tenorio
Lt. Governor of Guam

9:00 AMConcurrent Session

A.

Challenges to Alternative Building Systems

Mary Guerrero
Loan Administrator, Guam Housing Corporation

Michael Makio
AIA, Principal, Taniguchi Ruth Makio
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West Cassidy
General Manager, EVP at Pacific Indemnity Insurance Company

B.

“Building Green”/Energy Efficiency

Bill Hagen
Owner, Pacific Solar and Photovoltaic

10:15 AMClosing Plenary Session: Housing Policies and Legislation

Martin Benavente
President, Guam Housing Corporation
Executive Officer, Affordable Housing Coordinating Council

Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes
32nd Guam Legislature, Chairperson, Committee on Municipal Affairs, Tourism, Housing, and Hagatna Restoration and Redevelopment Authority
Vice Chair, Affordable Housing Coordinating Council

11:30 AMLuncheon and Keynote Address

Chris Kanazawa
State Director for Hawaii, Western Pacific, American Samoa Region, USDA Rural Development – Substantially Underserved Trust Area (SUTA)
View the presentation (pdf, 318 kb)

1:00 PMWrap-up and Closing Remarks

Craig Nolte
Regional Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco