C10: Prescription Home Repair: Innovations in Treating Childhood Asthma

A very important part of asthma management is identifying triggers—and then trying to stay away from them. But what happens when the triggers are in the walls, floors, and/or the roof of the home you live in? Learn how different healthcare providers are using home repair along with other supportive services as treatment for children […]

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C9: Shared Housing as an Approach to Homelessness Prevention

This workshop will outline an innovative approach to preventing homelessness by utilizing existing housing. The Shared Housing Program formalizes the co-residence of two individuals who are experiencing housing instability – the (typically) older homeowner who is struggling to afford to remain in their housing and the home-seeker who is experiencing homelessness or in need of […]

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C8: Advocacy Made Easy: Get to Know Your Elected Officials

We have all heard that legislative advocacy is vital to our industry, but it can be a daunting task. This session will make the process easier by providing insight into how congressional offices function and how to best build relationships with legislators and their staff. Staffers from the offices of Senator Toomey and Senator Casey […]

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C7: Permanent Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

This workshop will highlight domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania that are assisting survivors obtain and maintain stable and safe housing. Both rural and urban examples of innovative permanent housing for survivors will be discussed. Lessons learned and promising practices will be shared.

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C6: Using Code Enforcement to Reduce Blight

Learn how to use code enforcement to systematically eradicate blight.

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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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C4: The Proof is in the Pudding: System Performance Measures

To address homelessness, communities are taking a coordinated approach, moving from a collection of individual programs to a community-wide response that is strategic and data driven. Join us as we discuss what system performance measures communities are using to measure success and inform how systems allocate resources, services, and programs.

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C3: A Collaborative Cohort of Funding Closers

The complex work of closing a Tax Credit development can easily suffer from delays that can frustrate the developer and the funding sources. Coordination between the investor, PHFA, bridge lender, third party reviewers and everyone’s legal counsel is a daunting task that requires careful organization. This session will help developers understand the process of funder […]

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C2: Resources for Thoughtful Rural Development

This workshop will explain the wide array of loan and grant funding that both builds and revitalizes rural communities offered at the federal and state levels. Explanation and guidance will assist non-profits, public bodies, and lending institutions in understanding how these programs can aid in performing their missions to revitalize rural communities.

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C1: How to Create a Loan Fund Designed to Provide Affordable Repair Loans for Homeowners

Low- or moderate-income homeowners face challenges when applying for home improvement loans. Learn how Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are creating financing opportunities for these homeowners allowing them to improve the health and safety in their homes and, in some cases, meet HUD housing quality standards to increase the number of units eligible for Section 8 housing […]

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