The Looming Loss of Affordability Requirements – Tackling Affordability Preservation

With a quarter of all LIHTC units reaching their 30 year mark between 2020 and 2029 and with several 40-year HUD mortgages reaching the end of their lives, preservation is an extreme concern, especially in strong real estate markets. Come and join the conversation to learn about areas of greatest risk, approaches being used to […]

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The Current State of LIHTC and the Proposed Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act

Learn about and ask questions regarding the latest trends in LIHTC including ways to maximize your credit and potential barriers. We will also discuss the proposed federal Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and the proposed State Housing Tax Credit, how they could impact LIHTC and pair with LIHTC as we know it, and how to […]

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E10: Breathing New Life into Older Neighborhoods

Many of our towns and 3rd class cities are facing insurmountable challenges in municipal finances, poverty, and blight as populations decline, tax bases shrink, and pensions rise. 10,000 Friends of PA and DON Enterprise are successfully collaborating with local governments and others to revitalize neighborhoods and generate positive economic impact in the City of New […]

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E9: Top 10 Strategies for Making Homes Healthier through Integrated Pest Management

Healthy Home Program Managers, Affordable Housing Managers and landlords can improve pest control and occupant health in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works and lives in housing to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM). By changing their approach to pest management, participants can kill the pests, protect the people and preserve the budget. Resources for […]

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E7: Making Special Places: Long-Term Planning and Aligning Resources for Community Revitalization

Learn how to develop a long-term plan and create partnerships to undertake a neighborhood-driven and sustainable community development plan. Join NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA, and the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation as they share their approach and strategy for place-based revitalization work in two of Scranton’s key neighborhoods.

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E6: 811 Rental Assistance: Latest Updates and Promising Practices

The lack of safe, decent, affordable housing often prevents low-income Pennsylvanians with disabilities from living in the community. Instead, these individuals live in skilled nursing facilities, congregate care settings, or are at risk of entering such a setting due to housing instability or homelessness. The DHS, PHFA, and their partners at SDHP and in the […]

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E5: Expanding Long-Term Housing Affordability through Limited-Equity Cooperative

In an era of rapidly rising housing costs, preserving existing affordable rental housing stock is increasingly challenging. Land trusts are being used to provide permanent affordability for new housing constructed on deed restricted land, but don’t address existing buildings. The focus of this workshop will be on conversion of two types of existing affordable rental […]

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D5: Right to Return: A Case Study of Choice Neighborhoods Initiative East Liberty Tenant Relocation

In October 2016, the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Larimer and East Liberty received the catalytic Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant. The $30M grant is spurring massive development including redevelopment of 155 units of project based housing, along with 200 new affordable and market rate units. This panel will outline the person-centered approach that resulted in the successful […]

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D2: Effectively and Cost Efficiently Meeting Environmental Regulations in Affordable Housing

There are a lot of environmental boxes to check when structuring your deal. We will discuss common environmental regulations and how to respond to them when preparing your applications for LIHTC, PennHomes, and PHARE funds. We will also look forward to new developments in environmental requirements and how to prepare for them.

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C5: New Code Changes Impact on Affordable Housing Funding

The new PA building codes mean big changes for how project teams design and build affordable housing. What are the implications on achieving green certifications, rebates and low-income housing tax credits? Learn all about how your next project can comply with codes while maximizing funding opportunities.

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