2018 WHF-PA Annual Meeting and HWR Kickoff

Women in Housing & Finance PA

Please join us for the 2018 Women in Housing and Finance PA annual meeting and to kickoff the Homes within Reach conference. (Register HERE for the conference!)

Join us for an update on WHF-PA over the past year and help us plan for the year ahead.

Then we’ll get everyone ready for a productive and fun Homes within Reach Conference. We’ll share some tips, things to look for and things you don’t want to miss during the conference.

Monday, Oct. 29
10 am – Registration and Networking
10:30 am – Annual Meeting
11am – HWR Conference tips

WHF-PA Members are free! Register HERE!

Non-Members – $10 fee for this event (cash or check at the door)
Register HERE!

Stay for the Conference and be sure to attend fellow WHF-PA Member workshops throughout the conference! (If you are on a panel and not listed below, please send us your workshop information!)

Yarbrough-Korb_Michelle_131x175Michelle Yarbrough Korb
Affinity Lunch: Transforming Economically Distressed Communities Through Opportunity Zones
Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or 2017 (TCJA) late last year, those in the community development sector have been presented with a potentially powerful tool to help boost economically distressed communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones Program was established to encourage private investments into designated communities through tax benefits related to capital gains. This workshop will introduce this new federal program through a discussion with representatives at the forefront in community development.

The link for this lunch session is: http://homeswithinreachconference.com/event/affinity-lunch-transforming-economically-distressed-communities/

EHarriger (Grey) (003)Laura NorthupElizabeth Harriger, CPA and Laura Northup
Latest Developments In Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:15pm -3:30pm

The workshop will discuss the current latest developments from Congress, the IRS, HUD, PHFA, and the construction, development and the equity investor perspective.

erin hartErin Hart
Leveraging Community Resources to Deliver Healthcare to Residents in Affordable Housing communities
Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:15pm-3:30pm

Housers are increasingly reaching out to health care partners to help their residents stay better connected to care for behavioral or physical health conditions that can cause housing instability. Health care providers are also finding these partnerships help meet their goals of reducing use of crisis and emergency services, keeping people out of nursing homes and other institutional settings, and better overall health outcomes for residents. Come and hear about these partnerships and the primary care and wellness services health care partners can deliver for affordable housing residents. Presenters will share how to approach health care partners, what it takes to collaborate with the health care system, and the outcomes they’ve achieved.


Chris Paul

Chris Paul
Creative Place-Making: A Case Study in Neighborhood Revitalization.
Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:15pm – 3:30pm

New Kensington CDC in Philadelphia successfully revitalized its neighborhood and therefore turned its attention to a neighboring distressed community over a decade ago. It recently completed its linchpin housing development, Orinoka Civic House, and continues its work on many fronts in the neighborhood. This panel will present NKCDC’s plan and results as a case study in neighborhood revitalization, in a community full of challenges.

Women in Housing and Finance Workshop
Building our Collective Strength and Housing
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3:30pm-4:45pm

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

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