Conference Agenda

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Wednesday, November 14

11 a.m.-6 p.m.           Conference Registration
11 a.m.-3 p.m.           Bus Tours
  • Urbanizing Suburbia Through Public-Private Ventures in Affordable Housing (Outer Loop)           
  • Innovative Affordable Housing in Space-Constrained Communities (Inner Loop)
4-5:15 p.m.               Opening Plenary | Dopesick: Dealers, doctors and the drug company that addicted America
5:30-7 p.m.                Opening Reception

Thursday, November 15

7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.          Conference Registration
7:30-8:30 a.m.             Breakfast
8:45-10 a.m.                Keynote Plenary | Barry Zigas
10:15-11:45 a.m.        Concurrent and Snap Sessions

  • Thinking Regionally, Acting Locally
  • Supportive Housing for the Most Vulnerable
  • Addressing the Economic Mobility Gap in Minority Communities
  • Building Technology in Affordable Housing
  • Connecting Capital to Stimulate Housing Investment
  • Regional Dynamics: Getting your fair share of housing
  • Regional Collaborations to Promote Financial Literacy and Housing Stability
  • Southwood Redevelopment: A national model for community-based redevelopment
  • Apprenticeships for Residents: Decreasing maintenance requests and building self-sufficiency

Noon-1:15 p.m.           Virginia Housing Awards Luncheon | Governor Ralph Northam
1:30-3 p.m.                  Concurrent and Snap Sessions

  • Strategic Partnerships for Community Land Trust
  • Digital inclusion for Regional Connectivity
  • Winning the Training Game: Business Finance for Nonprofits
  • Connecting the Region: Linking public transit planning and housing opportunity
  • Public-Private Partnerships Connecting Senior Housing and Support Services
  • Housing the Hard to House
  • Faith-based Community Housing Partnerships
  • Finding Work-Life Balance for Housing Professionals 
  • The Impact of Succession Planning for Nonprofits Housing Organizations

3:30-4:45 p.m.            Afternoon Plenary | Opportunity Zones: Strategies for communities
5-7 p.m.                       Networking Reception 


Friday, November 16

7:30-9:30 a.m.             Conference Registration
7:30-8:45 a.m.             Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.               Concurrent and Snap Sessions
  • Evictions: There are no winners
  • Rural Economic Development and Broadband
  • Leveraging Strategic Partnerships to Break Silos and Advance Community Equity
  • Regionalism at Work: Regional housing organizations
  • Housing and Jobs: A regional approach
  • Housing of the people, by the people, for the people
  • As A Matter of Fact (Sheets): Using Data and Narratives to Advance Your Mission
  • Fair Housing
  • Overcoming NIMBY 2.0
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.      Closing Plenary

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