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Affordable housing - Events

Tools toward Market Restoration 2018

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Bankers Association hostedTools toward Market Restoration: Where Growth and Opportunity Converge on May 1-2, 2018, in Detroit. The two-day conference explored the impact of policies and practices on place-based inequality. Policy experts and leading practitioners shared knowledge derived from current research, innovative programs, and interventions.

Preserving Affordable Rural Rental Housing: New Tools and Promising Practices

This Connecting Communities® webinar focuses on recently released data and tools that can help community organizations and their partners better understand the current landscape of affordable rural rental housing. Presenters include Elizabeth Nash, PolicyMap; Bryan Hooper, USDA Rural Housing Service; and Rick Goodemann, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership.

Housing + Health: Building Blocks of Equity and Opportunity

A diverse audience of practitioners attended this conference from across Texas—including health care, community development and financial institutions—to better understand challenges and opportunities around creating and investing in vibrant, healthy, mixed-income communities. It was hosted in Austin, Texas by the Dallas Fed, HousingWorks Austin and Children's Optimal Health. 


Offsetting Gentrification and Fostering Inclusive Transit-Oriented Development

The Atlanta Fed cohosted a symposium at the 2015 Rail~Volution conference to examine strategies that would promote equitable transit-oriented development without gentrifying a neighborhood and displacing residents. This January/February 2016 Partners Update article provides a peek inside the discussions from the October 2015 sessions.

2015 NHS Community Banks Partnership Meeting summary

Established in 2007, the Community Banks Partnership is an innovative collaborative that supports NHS’ community reinvestment programs and services through financial support, lending capital, service and counsel. This group meets at least once annually to discuss issues important to the housing and lending industries. This article, from Issue 3, 2015 Profitwise News and Views, summarizes a second quarter convening at the Chicago Fed: NHS of Chicago’s annual Community Banks Partnership meeting. Among other topics, panelists discussed the housing market for ‘millennial’ buyers, and the regulatory landscape for community banks.

Preserving Chicagoland's Small Multifamily Housing Stock

This Chicago Fed article provides a recap of discussions focused on the causes and potential solutions for the dearth of lending to small rental buildings in Chicagoland’s low- and moderate-income communities at a gathering of more than 75 lenders, regulators and housing stakeholders at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in May of 2014.

Las Colonias in the 21st Century Conference

The Dallas Fed's July 2015 conference in McAllen, “Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas–Mexico Border,” highlights its 2015 report presenting opportunities, successes and challenges in the areas of infrastructure, housing, economic opportunity, education and health. The conference provides up-to-date analysis and highlights effective models to strengthen local economies in colonias and other communities across the U.S. that are facing similar challenges.

Cascade (Summer 2014)

This edition of the Philadelphia Fed's Cascade provides highlights from the 2014 Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity conference. The major themes of intergenerational mobility and equitable growth and subthemes of education, employment, and revitalization appear throughout the issue. Articles focus on measuring intergenerational mobility and economic growth in the Third Federal Reserve District; reversing the cycle of poverty through education and mentoring, as well as workforce development; exploring the future of community development corporations (CDC) and measuring CDC impact; and more.

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity

In May 2014 the Philadelphia Fed and its cosponsors hosted the sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference in Philadelphia, bringing together 465 community development stakeholders, bankers, government, business, and foundation leaders, policymakers, researchers and students from 25 states and the District of Columbia. The theme of the conference, Bridging Growth and Opportunity, was explored through plenary discussions, concurrent workshops, and keynote addresses, with an emphasis on innovative strategies and tools that create opportunity-rich communities inclusive of low- and moderate-income people. Presentations, audiorecordings and videos are available on the Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities website.

Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative

This blog provides a recap of the conference held in January 2013, entitled, “Single-Family Rental Housing: Managing the Next Step of the Foreclosure Crisis”, which focused on Chicago’s affordable rental housing market (single-family to 50-unit buildings). The conference was hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and organized by the Woodstock Institute and other partners in the Regional Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (RHOPI).


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