Enjoy photos and videos from the 2016 Conference. Many presenters have made their powerpoint slides available as well.

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2016 Presentations:

Presented in chronological order by conference schedule:

Fight Blight with a Land Bank

This panel discussion will explore how a land bank is structured, what it can do for your community, and when it makes sense to create one.

Presentation by Matt Widner, Community Development & Housing Specialist, City of Oak Ridge

CRA + CITC: Creative Partnerships for Banks & Nonprofits

Banks looking to take advantage of Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC) and move toward Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance can do both at the same time.

Presentation by Michael Powers, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC

Presentation by Tim Bolding, Executive Director, United Housing, Inc.

Presentation by Lindsay Hall, Chief Administrative Officer of Single Family Programs, THDA

Presentation by Toni Shaw, Housing Program Manager, THDA

Community Land Trusts: A Shared Equity Solution for Homeownership

An overview of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) and how these and other shared-equity models can be effective in addressing the challenges of developing and maintaining quality, affordable homeownership units in fast growing, high-cost markets.

Presentation by Michael Brown, Partner, Burlington Associates in Community Development

Twenty-Something Ways to Turn Twenty-Somethings into Homeowners

This panel discussion will cover homebuyer education and down payment assistance options, a one-two punch for getting those pesky Millennials into the housing market.

Presentation by Rob Chrane, President & CEO, Down Payment Resources

Presentation by Jayna Johnson, Homebuyer Education Program Manager, THDA

Presentation by Carol Gish, Fair Housing Project Director, West Tennessee Legal Services

Get in the Spotlight: How to Talk Yourself Up in the Media & Community

This panel discussion will cover when and how to reach out to the local media, how to bring your accomplishments to the attention of elected officials and community leaders, and opportunities to expand your public profile through press releases and public events.

Presentation by Michael Schocker, President, FOURMIDABLE Real Estate Management

Presentation by Denise McBride and Rick Lewis, THDA

2017 QAP: Questions Answered Pronto!

As the grading system for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications, the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) is revised annually based on State and federal priorities.

Presentation by Ed Yandell and Terry Malone, Multifamily Development, THDA

Serving Tennessee’s Elderly Population

This session will share results of an in-depth study of where current elderly housing units are, where the elderly population resides currently, and what resources are available for aging in place.

Presentation by Laura Swanson, Sr. Research Coordinator, THDA

Inter-Agency Progress on Homelessness

The Tennessee Interagency Council on Homelessness has adopted a state plan that includes the goals of ending veteran homelessness and chronic homelessness by 2017, family, children, and youth homelessness by 2020, and all other homelessness by 2025.

Presentation by Bob Currie, Division of Mental Health Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Presentation by Michael Dunthorne, Program Coordinator, Office on Homelessness, City of Knoxville

Your downloadable and printable 2016 Schedule is here.