Homes within Reach Conference

The Homes within Reach Conference is fast approaching! Don’t forget to register!

Our WHF-PA members continue to be leaders in our industry.  Please support our fellow WHF-PA members by attending their workshops during the Homes within Reach Conference. Workshop and descriptions found below!

New this year, Women in Housing and Finance Pennsylvania will be an exhibitor at the Homes Within Reach Conference.  Please stop by our booth to network with fellow members!

Also, don’t forget to register HERE for the WHF-PA Annual meeting and Lunch immediately following the Conference!

When women support each other, incredible things happen!

WHF-PA Member Workshops

A1: Beyond ADA – What is really needed to make housing accessible

12/4/17 2:15pm – 3:30pm   Member Charles Lewis

The American with Disabilites Act, and other legislation, covers the minimal needs for accessibility and has not kept up with technology.  This workshop will focus on issues the ADA does not address including but not limited to operable windows and side mounted sinks as well as new technologies such as remote controlled doors, controlling locks, thermostats, and appliances with mobile devices.

B1: Latest Developments in Low Income Housing Tax Credits

12/4/17 4:00pm – 5:15pm  Member: Laura Northup   

Review the latest HUD, IRS, PHFA, investor, construction, and development topics in LIHTC.

C2: Cost Effective Strategies Developing Affordable Housing

12/5/17 9:45am – 11am  Member: Elizabeth Harbinger 

The panel presentation will discuss and share examples of lessons learned from approximately 100 years of combined presenter experiences in a diverse range of industries.  They will present a proven method for working together through the design process and idea generation through the construction project completion.

D3: Finding Funding Sources for Affordable Housing

12/5/17 11:30am – 12:45pm  Member: Michelle Yarbrough Korb

In a word, it’s all about “Aggregation” – when the combination of projects,4% and/or 9% or other tools, make projects more likely to be feasible and financed than doing them separately, and less likely to depend upon scarce capital resources.

D11: Building Housing and Our Collective Strength in Pennsylvania

12/5/17 11:30am – 12:45pm  Members: Vidhi Anderson, Jennifer Kappen, Nancy Bastian, Lola P. Kolluri

Women in Pennsylvania play a variety of roles in bringing affordable housing to communities throughout Pennsylvania.  Join leaders in the field as they discuss their rol in ensuring a home within reach and a place at the table for women to lead and be a part of this important effort.

E2: Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Update

12/5/17 3:30pm – 4:45pm  Member: Penny Indictor

Get the latest updates on federal and state historic tax credit developments using historic tax credits to develop affordable housing combined with the Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

E10: Housing for New Pennsylvanians: Planning for the Housing and Services Needs of Immigrants

12/5/17 3:30pm – 4:45pm  Member: Leigh Jones

Municipalities across Pennsylvania have immigrant residents seeking to establish themselves personally and professionally in their new communities.  However, there are often a variety of obstacles that make it difficult for newer arrivals to succeed, from language barriers to professional licensing requirements.  This workshop will focus on the housing and supportive service needs of immigrants, with an emphasis on the economic, educational, legal and other tools that can help individuals and families achieve upward mobility.

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