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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: Materials for 2012 New England Housing Network Conference - December 6, 2012

Materials for 2012 New England Housing Network Conference - December 6, 2012

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Plenary Sessions:

Perspectives from the Regional U.S. Administrators


Perspectives from the National Housing Advocacy Groups

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


1) Beyond Appropriations: Changes and Opportunities in Housing Policy

Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Joseph Flatley, President and CEO, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation

Thomas J. Coté, Assistant Director, New York State Association for Affordable Housing

Affordable Rental Housing ACTION Campaign website

2) Sustainable Communities: New England Takes on Connecting Housing, Transportation and Local Economies

Neal Allen, Executive Director, Greater Portland Council of Governments (ME)

Charles Baker, Executive Director , Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (VT)

Tim Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (MA/CT)

Barbara Burnham, Vice President for Federal Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Marc Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MA)

Kevin Flynn, Associate Director, Rhode Island Division of Planning

Christine Walker, Executive Director, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (NH)

3) Section 8 in an Age of Shrinking Resources

Joe D’Ascoli, Director of Rental Assistance, Springfield Housing Authority (MA)

Barbara Sard, Vice President for Federal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

4) Public Housing: A Perfect Storm

Pat Costigan, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, HUD

Mike Myatt, Executive Director, Bangor Housing Authority (ME)

Vincent O’Donnell, Vice President, Affordable Housing Preservation Initiative, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

5) Supportive Housing – Best Practices, New Challenges, and Opportunities

Moderator: Cullen Ryan, Executive Director, Community Housing of Maine

Michelle Brophy, Director, Rhode Island Interagency Council on Homelessness

Sarah Gallagher, Director, CT Program, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Jeanie Shattuck, Senior Policy Analyst, Enterprise Community Partners

6) Foreclosures and Neighborhood Stabilization

Chris Estes, President and CEO, National Housing Conference

Peter Lawrence, Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Enterprise Community Partners

Carol Marine, Program Manager, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (MA)

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.    

Afternoon Plenary:
Exploring the Intersection of Housing and Health Care, Public Education, and Economic Independence


Jeff Lubell, Executive Director, Center for Housing Policy

Rebecca Morley, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing

Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California (Berkeley) School of Law

3:00 - 3:45

Planning Groups: Formulating New England Approaches to Housing and Health, Education, and Economic Independence

Angela Romans, Senior Advisor on Education, Offi ce of Mayor Angel Taveres (Providence, RI)
Facilitator: Jessica Buhler, Board Member, Housing Action Coalition - RI

Health Care:
Dr. Megan Sandel, Interim Executive Director, National Center for Medical Legal Partnership
Facilitator: Kenn Sassorossi, Vice President for Partner Relations, Housing Vermont

Economic Independence:
Melissa Jones, Program Officer, Resilient Communities/Resilient Families and Community Safety Initiatives, Boston LISC
Facilitator: Tanya Kubas-Meyer, Secretary, Housing Action Coalition - RI