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- by Faith Fowler, Cass Community Social Services, Inc.
This case study will involve a Tiny Homes development for the formerly homelessness and other low-income adults in Detroit. A project by Cass Community Social Services, the 250-400 sf homes provide a path to homeownership and are helping re-populate vacant property. The session will touch on the importance of homeownership for people living in extreme poverty as well as having services located in close proximity to affordable housing. Finally, the session will cover how to raise money for innovative projects.
Acquisition/Rehab: The Dates & Deadlines
It's hard to know what is due and when with an acquisition/rehab deal. Here we will review the important dates and deadlines of acquisition/rehab projects. We'll discuss when to create your first files, which files are the qualifying files, the tack-back rule and tack-back files. You'll learn how these files relate to your first-year credits and what to do if you don't have qualified files in place.
Archaeology in Your Community: 14,000 Years of People, Places and Things that Matter Today
- by Dean L. Anderson, State Historic Preservation Office and Stacy Tchorzynski, State Historic Preservation Office
Not an archaeologist? Perfect, this session is for you! Whether you’re contemplating a historic district, writing a National Register of Historic Places nomination, revitalizing Main Street, or planning ground-disturbing work, it’s important to understand the potential for archaeological resources to be present. Session presenters will use case studies and hands-on artifacts to provide an overview of Michigan archaeology, the State Archaeological Site File and applying National Register Criterion D. Learn how to integrate archaeology into your planning regimen and understand archaeology’s contributions to heritage tourism and contemporary community-building.
Bridging the Gap
- by Melinda Clemons, Capital Impact Partners, Ashlee Barker, Cinnaire, MaryBeth Wott, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Patricia (Trish) Lewis, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
Community Reinvestment Act Dollars: What Are They and How Can I Get Some?
Many people and organizations approach banks looking to access CRA dollars. In this session we remove all of the myth and mystery surrounding bank funding. Learn about the CRA and the various levels of compliance for different-sized financial institutions. Attendees will leave better equipped to approach financial institution partners and prospects with a deeper level of understanding that will enhance their ability to receive bank funding for their projects and programs.
Do You Want to Buy, Build or Repair a Home in Rural Michigan?
Finding affordable financing for new construction, existing dwelling purchases or home repairs can be a struggle. Well, look no further, USDA Rural Development finances home purchases and home improvements at fixed interest rates with no money down. Our Single Family Housing Programs provide a diverse package of loans and grants to assist families in Rural Michigan. Join us as we discuss these awesome programs!
HMIS: Roundtable Discussion
- by Gerry Leslie, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
This HMIS session is one of several workshops being offered at the conference that would be advantageous for HMIS System Administrators, Agency Administrators and high functioning End Users to attend. This particular session will be in the format of a roundtable discussion where we will be sharing best practices and innovative ideas about what is working throughout the state in HMIS.
HUD Continuum of Care Program Updates
- by Keith Hernandez, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
To assist Continuums of Care recipients, subrecipients, and stakeholders in successfully implementing the requirements of the CoC Program, the Director of Community Planning and Development for the Michigan Field Office will provide highlights and focus areas for the program.
Immigration Essentials for Service Providers
- by Susan Reed, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
Over the past year there have been several important changes to immigration policy and enforcement. Many service providers have questions about what this means for current clients or how they can improve service to immigrant communities. This session will take a closer look at the impacts on housing and homeless service providers, with lessons that may be applied to other service providers as well. Learn more about immigration and what you can do in your role as a service provider or community based organization.
Issues with Converting to Permanent Loans
- by Jack Bernhard, JPMorgan Chase, Bruce Gerhardt and Tom Edmiston, Cinnaire
Panel discussion about the issues with closing on the forward permanent loan. The panel will talk about issues with getting 90 days at 1.15 DSC, hitting qualified occupancy, cost overruns, and issues with resizing the permanent loan amount.