Who should attend?
Local governments, affordable housing stakeholders, advocates, housing counselors, lenders, real estate professionals
The Affordable Housing Summit will bring together professionals from around the state to bolster advocacy for affordable housing in the San Joaquin Valley, educate and empower each other on challenges and opportunities we face as a region, and build up traction for the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative.
Lunch Keynote: Claudia Cappio, Director, California Housing Finance Agency
Also scheduled to attend and present: Linn Warren, Director CA Housing & Community Development; Bill Pavao, Executive Director, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee; Glenda Humiston, USDA Rural Development State Director; Ophelia Basgal, HUD Regional Administrator (invited)
PANEL: Housing in the New Economy – Implications for Affordable Housing: The current economy has posed many problems for affordable housing In the San Joaquin Valley, many of which have been exacerbated by the loss of redevelopment, continued budgetary constraints and the depletion of Prop 1C housing funds. This panel will evaluate these challenges and opportunities for success from the local, state, and federal levels.
BREAKOUT 1: Sustainable Communities Strategies- Implementing SB 375 in the San Joaquin Valley: The implementation of Senate Bill 375 requires each region to complete a Sustainable Communities Strategy –essentially a plan for transportation and housing in the region. This panel will discuss what this means for affordable housing and how the San Joaquin Valley differs from the other regions that have gone before it. The panel will also discuss how the Sustainable Communities Strategies can be used to build coalitions that include organizations from various sectors.
BREAKOUT 2: Affordable Housing and the Loss of RDA: How to fund affordable housing without redevelopment agencies has been the subject of much discussion throughout the state. This panel will provide an overview of different funding mechanisms for affordable housing currently being evaluated at the state and local levels. In addition, this panel will assess case studies of urban and rural RDA successor agencies in the valley and their next steps in funding affordable housing.
BREAKOUT 3: Foreclosure Recovery and the Road to Homeownership: Over the last few years our nation has been crippled by the foreclosure crisis. From crashing home values to high levels of unemployment, the effects from foreclosures are felt throughout all of our communities with many arguing that the epicenter lies here in the SJV. This panel will take a broad look at the many efforts in place addressing foreclosure issues such as foreclosure prevention & recovery, pathways back to homeownership and implications of policy at the Federal & State levels.
PANEL: Financing Affordable Housing in the San Joaquin Valley: With cuts in the federal housing budget, the exhaustion of Proposition 1C housing funds, the elimination of California redevelopment and the downturn in the economy, the environment for affordable housing production and consumption has never been more challenging. This panel of directors from the main federal and state government housing agencies will discuss the prospects for continued financing and financial assistance for home builders, home buyers, and renters in the San Joaquin Valley.
Brought to you by the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, and the California Coalition for Rural Housing.