Young Professionals' Brown Bag Lunch Series: Exploring Supportive Housing
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Join our Young Professionals' Brown Bag Lunch Series to explore supportive housing efforts in the Commonwealth with our hosts, Sara E. Barcan, Director of Housing Development and Bronia Clifton, Senior Project Manager from Community Economic Development Assistance Corp. (CEDAC)
For over 25 years CEDAC has managed on behalf of DHCD multiple state loan programs that use general obligation bonds to provide permanent financing for affordable supportive housing. These programs include the Housing Innovations Fund (HIF), the Facilities Consolidation Fund (FCF), Community Based Housing (CBH), and the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund (HPSTF). Through these programs, over 682 projects have been completed, producing more than 16,240 units of supportive housing. These projects serve elders, veterans, homeless individuals and families, and persons with disabilities, and other residents who need supportive services as well as affordable housing. Please join us in exploring supportive housing, its recent federal and state challenges and highlights of recent projects which utilize the supportive housing model.
When? Thursday, May 25th, 2017 12pm-1pm
Where? CHAPA, 18 Tremont St., Boston, MA
About our Presenters:
Sara E. Barcan:
Sara Barcan is the Director of Housing Development for CEDAC. She oversees CEDAC’s predevelopment and acquisition lending programs, which provide non-profit affordable housing developers throughout Massachusetts with the capital to advance their projects from the earliest stages through construction closing. Sara also manages CEDAC’s supportive housing programs, which provide soft debt to housing developers through the Housing Innovations Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund, Community Based Housing and Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund programs.Prior to CEDAC, Sara developed both affordable housing and commercial real estate at several non-profit agencies. Sara has expanded training opportunities for community development professionals in Massachusetts at CEDAC and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Mel King Institute for Community Building. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in American History and Literature from Harvard University, and a Master in City Planning from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Bronia M. Clifton is a Senior Project Manager, with twenty-two years’ experience providing technical assistance and loans to non-profit housing development agencies, social service providers, and child care centers engaged in real estate and capital improvement projects. Prior to joining CEDAC, Bronia worked for the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development and the Tufts’ Management and Community Development Institute. Before attending graduate school, she worked as a voucher parent counselor at the Child Care Resource Center in Cambridge and as a reproductive health counselor at Pre-Term Health Services in Brookline. Bronia received her Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts University and undergraduate degree at Bates College, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Bronia grew up in Boston and has been a Cambridge resident for the past twenty-eight years.
Ayana Gonzalez: is the Manager of Supportive Housing and Special Projects for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). She has more than a decade of experience in Massachusetts state government, working in the field of Supportive Housing. Currently Ayana oversees DHCD’s Supportive Housing capital programs: the Housing Innovations Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund, Community Based Housing and National Housing Trust Fund, all of which provide soft debt to private developers of affordable housing. Prior to working at DHCD, Ayana was the Housing Director for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s Boston Office, and she has a particular interest in building and strengthening the relationships between the providers of housing and the providers of services within the Commonwealth. Ayana holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Smith College, and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
Questions? Please contact Program Manager, Beya Jimenez at firstname.lastname@example.org