We hope to see you at this year's

Ohio Housing Conference

Join the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing at the 20th annual Ohio Housing Conference, "Laying the Foundation for a Better Future." Network with more than 1,700 industry peers as you attend more than 40 sessions and workshops focused on educating and inspiring you to continue your good work.

We hope you will join us and share your experiences and successes as you take away value-added insights and knowledge.

Registration for the 2018 Ohio Housing Conference will open in September 2018 with the conference running from November 6-8.

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Event Schedule

Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 9:00am
It's a Wild, Wild World!

Managing apartment communities is not for the faint at heart. Attend this session to gain knowledge on staying safe while working at your community, responding to an active shooter situation, working with local authority to reduce criminal activity, and an update on the opioid epidemic.

Moderator:
Josh Martin
Homeport
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Landlord-Tenant Law

Back by popular demand, attorneys Bill Willis and Joe Maskovyak return to teach the nuts and bolts of Landlord-Tenant Law (and provide plenty of point and counterpoint banter along the way). This session highlights everything you need to know to stay current in your policies and procedures, from eviction procedures to landlord obligations under VAWA.

Moderator:
Casey Swemba
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Conquering LIHTC Compliance

Come hear a nationally-renowned speaker on "Conquering LIHTC Compliance." This all-day training is an interactive training session and focuses primarily on the basics of compliance for the Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program. Because compliance rules and procedures are frequently updated, the course is beneficial for individuals new to the Housing Tax Credit program, as well as for seasoned veterans.

Moderator:
Betsy Krieger
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Qualified Allocation Plan: Annual Training & Planning Session

Housing developers and supporters are invited to learn about the latest revisions to the Qualified Allocation Plan, hear from industry insiders on how to avoid the most common tax credit application pitfalls, see the latest innovations in affordable housing design and programming, and contribute to the policy dialogue that will form the basis for next year's QAP.

Moderator:
Carlie Boos
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Women in the Affordable Housing Industry: The Paradox of Perfection

Risk-taking is a critical and valued element when assessing leadership effectiveness. Yet, too often, we do not branch out of our comfort zone because we fear failure, or not being "perfect." An essential element for taking risks, and overcoming the fear of mistakes, is courage. We invite men and women to join our discussion with prominent women business leaders as we explore elements of risk tolerance including: exploring the role of perfection in our decision-making, learning how to manage smart risk-taking and increase resilience, and trusting our intuition to find alternative solutions to longstanding problems.

Moderator:
Debbie Watts Robinson
Miami Valley Housing Opportunities
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 9:00am
Ohio Economic Forecast

Leonard (Len) Carl Kiefer from Freddie Mac joins Dr. Ned Hill and Rob Vogt for the annual conference discussion of current and future economic and demographic trends, housing markets and the health of the housing industry.

Moderator:
Holly Holtzen
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:00am - 10:30am
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QAP and Neighborhood Transformation: The #FHAct50 Building Opportunity Fund

Local leaders will discuss the new #FHAct50 Building Opportunity Fund and its potential to transform urban neighborhoods into diverse, prosperous, mixed-income communities. Hear how Ohio's cities intend to approach this opportunity, which existing strategies will inform their plans, and how housing developers can engage in the community development process.

Moderator:
Carlie Boos
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Affordable Housing 101

This session will discuss affordable housing from a global view in terms of necessity, and the mechanisms to produce and preserve it. From large-scale tax credit developments to small grants that help homeowners rehabilitate their houses, the session will cover affordable housing in its broadest sense.

Moderator:
Myia Batie
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Housing and the Opioid Crisis

Hear a hard-hitting and engaging discussion on the roots of the opioid crisis, its impact on individuals, and why access to affordable housing is critical to addressing the problem.

Moderator:
Jennifer Walters
Fairfield Homes, Inc.
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement Video Series

Impactful videos will illustrate the civil rights movement, highlighting major events such as The Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock Nine, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights, The Birmingham Bombing, Chicago Housing Riots, Fair Housing Act, and MLK Assassination. This session will also give a basic overview of the protected classes in housing.

Moderator:
Jon Duy
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Insurance and Risk Management

Risk can be found everywhere and insurance offerings can be extremely complex. This session will demystify the insurance options for an owner of affordable housing, comparing traditional coverage to more complex offerings including captives and self-insured structures. The session will also highlight best practices and strategies related to assessing and managing risk across your portfolio.

Moderator:
Sheila Salisbury
NRP Group
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Key Property Performance Metrics / Different Roles - Different Lenses

A typical affordable housing property has several different stakeholders monitoring varying aspects of property performance to ensure that their interests are being protected. This session will compare and contrast how much weight different stakeholders place on different key performance metrics, and explore "hot button" issues from the perspective of the varying stakeholders.

Moderator:
Renee Beaver
Novogradac & Company LLP
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Healthy Beginnings: The Connection Between Housing and Ohio's Infant Mortality Crisis

Current data states that Ohio ranks 39th in the country for infant mortality. In 2016, 1,024 infants died in Ohio. The rate of mortality is more than twice as high for black babies as for white babies. Studies find that housing plays a key role in the health of young children.

Moderator:
Zach Reat
Health Policy Institute of Ohio
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Mobile Tour: From Cradle to Cap (and Gown) - Columbus Scholar House

The Columbus Scholar House is a unique property featuring 38 units for residential living and an early learning center. Join us as we tour the facility on which many organizations worked together to provide a model to help residents reach academic success and prepare their children for future academic success.

Moderator:
Chad Ketler
Community Properties of Ohio
  • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Networking Luncheon Featuring Presentation of Bill Graves Award
VA-WHAT? What You Need to Know about the Violence Against Women Act

Still confused about VAWA Rules? Are you giving out VAWA forms more than you need to? Are you providing the right forms? Come join expert panelists for an interactive discussion about the VAWA Rule, forms and certifications, fair housing, an update of VAWA implementation, and compliance pitfalls and challenges.

Moderator:
Joe Maskovyak
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Advanced Tax Credit Issues: Impact of Tax Reform on LIHTC Transactions

Discuss the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on LIHTC Transactions, including:

• Alternative depreciation system / real property trade or business election
• Bonus depreciation
• Reduction of corporate tax rate
• Bonds — how to structure highly-leveraged transactions, particularly bond deals, in light of the shortening of the ADS recovery period for residential rental property to 30 years
• Tax-exempt loan interest rate adjustments

Moderator:
Jordan Carr
Barnes & Thornburg
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Excellence in Community Development by the Bill Graves Award Winners

The Bill Graves award for 2018 will go to community developers working to revitalize Over-the-Rhine, a Cincinnati neighborhood that has been home to diverse populations and has experienced decline and growth over its history. The Over-the-Rhine neighborhood housed German immigrants in the mid-1800s, but by the mid-twentieth century, the area saw decreasing population, increased crime, and a concentration of poverty. In the past three decades, efforts to revitalize the neighborhood while preserving its historic nature have led to Over-the-Rhine becoming a desirable place to live, eat, and socialize. Developers also made efforts to provide affordable housing for the residents as the neighborhood began to prosper.

Moderator:
Jeanne Golliher
Cincinnati Development Fund
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Ohio's Aging / Limited Housing Stock - How OHFA's RenovateOhio Program Can Help Home Buyers

The aging and limited housing stock in Ohio causes an even greater challenge in OHFA's space of low- to moderate-income borrowers. Learn how the agencies (Fannie and Freddie), financial institutions and lenders, and others are trying to address this issue at a time when new home prices are well above the $125,000 to $150,000 price range.

Moderators:
Tom Walker
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Asset Management V2.0

The Asset Management discipline has evolved quickly over the past 20 years and is on the cusp of achieving new milestones related to organizational impact. As a key contributor to the success of a savvy owner, the most sophisticated organizations now have robust systems and strong asset management platforms that provide critical support to the parent organization. This session will explore how the asset management discipline has evolved, discuss the different flavors of asset managers, and highlight some of the asset management best practices and structures found in the most sophisticated organizations.

Moderator:
Dena Xifaras
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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The Dollars and Sense of Building Recommissioning and Energy Consumption Monitoring

Learn from industry experts how building recommissioning will result in direct cost savings while increasing your building value and improving your R.O.I. Find out how a holistic, systematic approach to identifying operational and maintenance improvements will optimize building performance and result in significant long- and short-term benefits both to your bottom line and to the longevity of your investments.

Moderator:
Jeff Lyon
Eco Engineering Inc.
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday: Removing Blight and Moving Forward with an Eye on the Past

This session will focus on the importance of preserving Ohio's history while improving the safety of the urban community. Topics will include Lucas County's rehabilitation and preservation efforts in the community of Toledo, Cincinnati's focus on neighborhood renewal, and Ohio's focus on capturing history for future generations. You may also have the opportunity to see some unique artifacts collected from demolished properties in Northwest Ohio.

Moderator:
Marc Gardner
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Mobile Tour: Poindexter Village and the Near East Side – Part 1

Join us for an afternoon exploring the rich history of the Near East Side of Columbus and the newly-developed Legacy Pointe at Poindexter Village. Poindexter Village, originally developed in 1940 by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), included 426 dwelling units in 33 buildings, and provided decent housing in an area formerly known as the "Blackberry Patch." The Village was filled with small row homes, a recreation center, and was only a short walk from the neighborhood middle school. As the years passed, the original development became aged and units became severely distressed. In an effort to revitalize the Near East Side and the original Poindexter Village, CMHA became the recipient of a 7-year, $29.7 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Implementation Grant awarded in June 2014 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant, along with commitments of $225 million in funding and programming from more than 45 local organizations, has been used to redevelop the Poindexter Village public housing site as a catalyst for transformation of the Near East Side PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation) neighborhood. The project is being undertaken with the help of many local and national organizations, neighborhood stakeholders, and residents, who have come together to affect real change and create opportunities within the Near East Side area. As part of the neighborhood tour, you will have the opportunity to view the newly-developed Legacy Pointe. You will hear from development team members and neighborhood stakeholders, and will see firsthand the improvements that have been made from this revitalization effort.

Moderator:
Brad Carman & Celia Elkins
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing & Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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Mobile Tour: Poindexter Village and the Near East Side – Part 2

Join us for an afternoon exploring the rich history of the Near East Side of Columbus and the newly-developed Legacy Pointe at Poindexter Village. Poindexter Village, originally developed in 1940 by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), included 426 dwelling units in 33 buildings, and provided decent housing in an area formerly known as the "Blackberry Patch." The Village was filled with small row homes, a recreation center, and was only a short walk from the neighborhood middle school. As the years passed, the original development became aged and units became severely distressed. In an effort to revitalize the Near East Side and the original Poindexter Village, CMHA became the recipient of a 7-year, $29.7 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Implementation Grant awarded in June 2014 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant, along with commitments of $225 million in funding and programming from more than 45 local organizations, has been used to redevelop the Poindexter Village public housing site as a catalyst for transformation of the Near East Side PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation) neighborhood. The project is being undertaken with the help of many local and national organizations, neighborhood stakeholders, and residents, who have come together to affect real change and create opportunities within the Near East Side area. As part of the neighborhood tour, you will have the opportunity to view the newly-developed Legacy Pointe. You will hear from development team members and neighborhood stakeholders, and will see firsthand the improvements that have been made from this revitalization effort.

Moderator:
Brad Carman & Celia Elkins
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing & Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Affordable Housing Family Feud

Gemi Ozdemir from Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski (DOZ) will present a special episode of Family Feud featuring Ohio's affordable housing superstars. Join us for this wonderfully entertaining spoof on the popular game show, including two teams made up of (in)famous industry professionals.

Moderator:
Gemi Ozdemir
Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Millennials Mythbusters

Are millennials trapped in your basement? Do today's young people fear hard work? Why is avocado toast so good? Come learn the messy truth behind the misleading myth from two millennials.

Moderator:
Jon Duy
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 9:00am
Housing Policy Plenary

Attend this session to hear national housing experts discuss current affordable housing issues and their predictions for the future of housing.

Moderator:
Hal Keller
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:00am - 10:30am
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Community Development Strategies

In this session, industry leaders will discuss innovative strategies beyond just housing to strengthen communities of varying sizes. Hear about strategies to improve Ohio's largest cities, but also learn about approaches in "Reinvention Cities" – those with populations of 20,000–65,000.

Moderator:
Bill Faith
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Bond Basics 101

Attend this session to learn everything you wanted to know about the basics of bond deals! This panel will focus on how to structure bond deals, discuss current trends and issues in structuring bond deals, and review sample transactions of recent bond deals.

Moderator:
Joey Hague
Red Capital Markets, LLC
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Creating Affordable Housing with or without Development Subsidies

Creating affordable housing in an environment where development subsidy is limited or not available is becoming more common. This poses challenges either in successfully achieving various priorities and program requirements, or in creating competitive affordable housing without development subsidies.

Moderator:
Trevor Britton
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Disability Integration: Ohio 811 PRA Program

The Ohio 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program (811 PRA Program) is a project-based rental subsidy demonstration designed to expand the supply of housing for extremely low-income, non-elderly individuals with disabilities. This program is administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) in coordination with its state agency partners including the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Come learn how developers, owners, and local Referral Agents can take advantage of this new housing option.

Moderator:
Kelan Craig
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Servant Leadership: Putting the Needs of Others First

Most think of a leader as being the one at the top of a pyramid. But in this leadership philosophy, the pyramid is turned upside down, and a leader makes the needs of others his or her top priority. This often results in higher performance and engaged employees. Dr. Deborah R. Phillips, CPM®, will explain how to incorporate this leadership style into your professional life. Deep exploration will include:
• Getting to the HEART of the matter through servant leadership
• Examining our "why"
• Ten traits of servant leaders
• Leadership from the inside out

Moderator:
Anthony Tynan
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Challenges and Experiences with Aging Multifamily Portfolios

Let's face it: most projects will start struggling well before Y15. In this session, the panel will focus on preparing for Y15. With more time comes more options! It is important to start critical thinking and planning early for best results. Determining short- and long-term viability should start with examining the project's financial and capital needs and how they align with the post-Y15 goals. This panel will share their experiences via case studies, talk about Y15 goals (refinancing, sale, and resyndication) and the strategies they undertook to achieve these goals. The panel will also share insight on the ideal time to start tackling tasks.

Moderator:
Sarah Malone
Wallick Communities
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Tax Credits 101

This introductory workshop will provide basic information about the low-income housing tax credit program, discuss how the tax credit encourages private investment in affordable housing, and include examples of affordable housing created and preserved using the tax credit. The session will feature experienced professionals in the tax credit industry, and is recommended for new multifamily development staff as well as for those in related fields such as property management, lending, and public agency funding.

Moderator:
Kevin Clark
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Career Gateway and the South Side Mobile Session

Conveniently located on the South Side of Columbus, The Residences at Career Gateway offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes and 3-bedroom townhomes, and includes 58 units of affordable housing and about 2,400 square feet of on-site job training space. The project involves several local employers and organizations, and was spearheaded by The NRP Group, Community Development for All People (CD4AP) and Nationwide Children's Hospital. Its innovative workforce training room allows community partners to host tailored workshops for all members of the community.

Moderator:
Jon Welty
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm
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Luncheon: Keynote Speaker – Byron Pitts
Homelessness Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha 20x20 is a concise and fast-paced presentation style where speakers are challenged to present a topic through twenty images, for twenty seconds each. Industry influencers will quickly cover a broad range of emerging issues in the homelessness field including racial equity, community partnerships, strategic planning, and population trends.

Moderator:
Carlie Boos
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Equity Markets and Syndicator Forum

The equity markets are hot as syndicators and direct investors compete for deals. Continued pressure exists to maintain a certain yield threshold for investors, while the development community continues to seek increased pricing. Hear views and opinions from some of the nation's top syndicators on the ever-changing equity market, and interact with the panelists on topics that include location, pricing and deal terms.

Moderator:
Meg Manley
PIRHL
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Developing Affordable Housing in a Cost-Conscious Environment

Join us as industry experts reflect on efforts to contain costs in an environment where costs are rising, program requirements are growing, and dollars are scarce.

Moderator:
Kevin J. Nowak, Esq.
CHN Housing Partners
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Innovations Producing Positive Resident Outcomes

Affordable housing practitioners interface with highly vulnerable households every day. This panel will explore new and innovative approaches to more effectively engage residents, and will highlight best practices that help remove barriers, produce positive outcomes and transform lives.

Moderator:
Eileen Fitzgerald
SAHF
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Habits, Routines and Rituals: How to Focus on What Matters

Ninety-five percent of our success is based on our daily habits! People often express a desire to change but are not willing to change their thinking. Focusing on what really matters means having to say many "no's" so that our "yes" can be powerful and distinctive. When we shift from good to great, there will be times when we encounter pushback, conflicts and difficult conversations. This workshop will help us tackle the tough topics that allow us to become better versions of ourselves. Deep exploration will include:
• Mental framing and the power of intention
• The value of time and how to use it effectively
• Projects, priorities and processes: meeting the goals of the owner
• Ten commandments of communication

Moderator:
Anthony Tynan
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Real Estate Tax Valuations: A New Window of Opportunity!

The last 18 months have been exceedingly confusing with multiple rulings from the Ohio Supreme Court related to the real estate tax valuation question for affordable housing, as there was a deliberate attempt to weaken the 2009 Woda Ohio Supreme Court decision. The industry, however, fought back and secured new wins with the recent Notestine Manor case. We now have a window of opportunity to secure more predictability, and potentially avoid endless legal challenges. This panel will explore where we have been, and discuss the exciting new opportunities before us.

Moderator:
Steve Gladman
Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus & Franklin County
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Movie Showing: Recovery Boys, Part 1

In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse.

Moderator:
Kelan Craig
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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From Blight to Dy-No-Mite: Community-Wide Investment to Redevelop Blighted Areas – Part 1

Attendees will visit the nearby city of Whitehall to learn of their redevelopment plans, and of OHFA's impact on affordable housing in the area. The tour will stop at the new market-rate complex of Norton Crossing, which will include retail and living space, and at Ashford on Broad; and will include a drive through one of the many Ohio neighborhoods that benefited from Hardest Hit Funds.

Moderator:
Holly Swisher
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
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Pardon the Interruption: 2018 Housing Edition

The fabulous PTI panelists are back and ready for a lively discussion! This unscripted, rapid-fire conversation will cover a variety of topics — including rental housing policies, community development, regulations, financing programs — along with a few mystery topics. It is an entertaining way to end a busy day. Attendees can submit additional questions for the panel in advance of the session.

Moderator:
Kelan Craig
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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HUD Financing and LIHTC

Come for an in-depth discussion on issues related to LIHTC transactions with HUD/FHA financing, including updates on HUD's approach toward equity bridge loans, the LIHTC Pilot program, RAD conversions, and more. Join the discussion as we focus on ways to better align LIHTC equity with FHA financing.

Moderator:
Brian Graney
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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Creative Catalysts: How Organizations are Using Art to Improve Lives and Communities

How can art be used to strengthen communities – both the physical environment and the well-being of the residents themselves? Hear from several organizations that are utilizing the arts to bring people together, to creatively showcase the culture of their community, and to attract economic development.

Moderator:
Jim Sweeney
Sweeney & Associates
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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Thinking About Income Limits

Income limits are updated annually, but rarely do they change as significantly as they did in 2018. Is this a one-time adjustment, or does it represent a significant shift? Do big changes in income limits create meaningful opportunities that will impact the financial trajectory of your portfolio? Novogradac will explore these and other topics during this informative session, as they demonstrate how to leverage their proprietary tools.

Moderator:
Karen A. Graham
Karen A. Graham Consulting, LLC
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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How to Retain Talent in Today's Competitive Property Management Industry

A company is only as good as its employees. Your employees are the foundation of your company, and the success of your company depends on them. In the affordable housing industry, companies have limited budgets and resources for human capital. We need to be creative and look beyond compensation alone to retain quality employees. Join us as we hear from several industry professionals about their perspectives on talent retention.

Moderator:
Charlene Wray
Volunteers of America
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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Fully Compliant: All You Need to Know about OHFA Policy Updates

Come join an interactive discussion on what you need to know about changes to OHFA's on-site monitoring procedures, updates on the 811 Rental Assistance Program, results from OHFA's VAWA industry survey and upcoming industry issues including income averaging.

Moderator:
Betsy Krieger
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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Movie Showing: Recovery Boys, Part 2

In the heart of America's opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and reenter society sober after years of drug abuse.

Moderator:
Kelan Craig
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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From Blight to Dy-No-Mite: Community-Wide Investment to Redevelop Blighted Areas – Part 2

Attendees will visit the nearby city of Whitehall to learn of their redevelopment plans, and of OHFA's impact on affordable housing in the area. The tour will stop at the new market-rate complex of Norton Crossing, which will include retail and living space, and at Ashford on Broad; and will include a drive through one of the many Ohio neighborhoods that benefited from Hardest Hit Funds.

Moderator:
Holly Swisher
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30am - 9:30am
Resident-Focused Service Interventions that Support Family and Household Well-Being Roundtable

It is widely understood that housing affects residents' social and economic outcomes. This session provides an opportunity to dialogue with industry experts leading initiatives that support aging adults, families with children, and persons with special or underserved needs – using housing as a platform. Attendees will learn how resident-focused interventions are being implemented, what is known about their effectiveness, and the takeaways for practice.

Moderator:
Myia Batie
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Your Y15 Experience: A Roundtable Discussion

As more multifamily tax credit projects reach Year 15 of their life cycle, join us for a discussion of disposition issues facing these properties, including LPA language challenges, project valuation problems, and best practices to reposition or redevelop the properties.

Moderator:
Rob Curry
CHN Housing Partners
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Preservation Roundtable

Join this roundtable for a lively discussion covering these topics: Are the HAP rents over market rents and will the investor require a transition reserve? What are the pay-down requirements when requesting a waiver on the due-on-sale clause of a post mark-to-market deal, and what timing issues does this cause to the project for closing? Discuss the new HUD requirements for equity pay-ins and limits on bridge loans, and what that does to equity pricing. How does increasing HUD's incentive performance fee affect the deal?

Moderator:
Merydith Greene
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Cybersecurity Roundtable: Virtual Safety in the Real World

Got data? We collect and house sensitive tenant information in performing our work. Are you sure it is being protected properly? And even if you are not a management company, EVERYONE is susceptible to cyber security issues. Learn general tips and best practices to keep your business's and your own information safe while working online, in emails, or on your smartphone. Topics for roundtable discussion could include: securing tenant data, mobile security and best practices, how to minimize your digital risk at the corporate and at the individual level, and you have been compromised – now what?

Moderator:
Buddy Butler
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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FHLB Cincinnati Roundtable: How to Successfully Secure an AHP Grant

Join FHLB Cincinnati representatives for an interactive discussion on the key elements in securing an AHP grant. We will talk about common features of successful AHP applications, mistakes to avoid, and post-grant award expectations. If you have secured an AHP grant, or applied but did not receive an award, come share your stories and compare notes with FHLB. The result could be a successful AHP application for your next project.

Moderator:
Mary Hernandez
FHLB Cincinnati
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Opportunity Zone Roundtable

Ohio has 320 census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones by the Internal Revenue Service. Join this roundtable to learn more about the new investment vehicle, and debate what impact it may have on affordable housing in our state. Experts will be on hand to guide the discussion and provide their predictions for roll out and program impact.

Moderator:
Carlie Boos & Kelan Craig
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
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Conference Speakers

Byron Pitts

Co-Anchor of ABC News' Nightline & Author, Step Out On Nothing

Leonard (Len) Carl Kiefer

Deputy Chief Economist, Freddie Mac

Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington

Assistant Vice President for Forecasting and Analysis, National Association of Home Builders

Rob Vogt

Managing Partner, Vogt Strategic Insights

Dr. Edward "Ned" Hill

Professor of Public Affairs and City & Regional Planning, The Ohio State University

Michael Novogradac

Managing Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP

Stockton Williams

Executive Director, National Council of State Housing Agencies

Marietta Rodriguez

President and CEO, NeighborWorks America

Conference Overview

 

 

The Columbus Convention Center

Exhibitor Reception

Exhibit Hall A at Convention Center
Tuesday, November 6, 4:30pm-6:30pm

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The Columbus Museum of Art

Networking Reception

The Columbus Museum of Art
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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The Hyatt Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Hotel

A block of hotel rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, attached to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Sponsors

 

PNC
Fifth Third
Key Bank
Red Capital Corporation Group
Huntington
NeighborWorks
Chase
DOZ
Enterprise
Bellwether