Join the Partnership at this Year’s Fall Conferences!

We miss seeing your friendly faces! The pandemic has made personal connections more difficult this year, so we hope you will be able to join us at these conference sessions our team is presenting this Fall. 

August: Housing California – 8/31 to 9/4

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Impact of the Presidential Elections on Federal Housing Policy

Monday, August 31, 2020 and after (on-demand)

MODERATOR: Matt Schwartz, President & CEO, California Housing Partnership
SPEAKERS: Peter Lawrence, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, Novogradac & Co.; Sarah Brundage, Senior Director of Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners; Sarah Saadian, Vice President of Public Policy, National Low-Income Housing Coalition

Acquisition-Rehab: How to Pursue a Strategy to Protect Homes and Prevent Displacement

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

MODERATOR: Justine Marcus, State and Local Policy Director, Enterprise Community Partners 
SPEAKERS: Carroll Fife – Director, Oakland-San Francisco ACCE; Danielle Mazzella, Preservation and Data Manager, California Housing Partnership; Oscar Monge, Community Development Director, TRUST LA; James Yelen, Program Director for Preservation, Enterprise Community Partners


September: San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative – 9/9 to 9/30

Framing the Issues: Needs, Opportunities, and Investments in the San Joaquin Valley

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

SPEAKERS: Tom Collishaw, Self-Help Enterprises; Mariah Thompson, California Rural Legal Assistance; Veronica Beaty, California Coalition for Rural Housing; Danielle Mazzella, California Housing Partnership


September: Non-Profit Housing Association – 9/25

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Advancing Racial Justice and Equity in Community Lending and Investing

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

MODERATOR: Zorica Stancevic, California Housing Partnership
SPEAKERS: Lisa Gutierrez, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation; John S. Kauh, Wells Fargo Bank; Sindy Spivak, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Housing During a Pandemic: CA and Federal Responses to COVID-19

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 2:20 PM – 3:35 PM

MODERATOR: Pedro Galvao, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
SPEAKERS: Matt Schwartz, California Housing Partnership; Francisco Dueñas, HousingNow!; Sarah Saadian, National Low Income Housing Coalition; Peter Lawrence, Novogradac

Shortcomings of Race Neutrality in Policies

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 2:20 PM – 3:35 PM

MODERATOR: Erin Lapeyrolerie, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
SPEAKERS: Mark Stivers, California Housing Partnership; Karoleen Feng, Mission Economic Development Agency; Gloria Bruce, East Bay Housing Organizations


October: San Diego Housing Federation – 10/5 to 10/9

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Fundamentals of Affordable Housing 

(Pre-Conference Institute)
Day 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Day 2: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Day 3: Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM

SPEAKERS: Diep Do, Director, San Diego Region, California Housing Partnership; Maxine Ward, Architect and Principal, Studio E Architects; Peter Armstrong, Vice President, Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation

Preservation Amid Scarcity

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | – 

SPEAKERS: Mary Jane Jagodzinski, Senior Vice President, Housing and Real Estate Development, Community HousingWorks; Colin Miller, Vice President, Multifamily Housing Finance, San Diego Housing Commission; Paul BeesemyerDirector, Southern California, California Housing Partnership; Gama Vazquez, Asset Manager, Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation

California’s Roadmap HOME 2030: A Marshall Plan for Affordable Homes

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | – 

SPEAKERS: Lisa Hershey, Executive Director, Housing California; Matt SchwartzPresident & CEO, California Housing Partnership; Murtaza Baxamusa, Director of Planning and Development, San Diego Building Trades Family Housing Corporation; Sylvia Martinez, Director of Housing Development, City of Alameda Housing Authority

Federal Housing Policy in a Presidential Election Year During COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter Protests

Friday, October 9, 2020 | – 

SPEAKERS: Matt SchwartzPresident & CEO, California Housing Partnership; Peter Lawrence, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, Novogradac Consulting; Sarah Saadian, Vice President of Public Policy, National Low Income Housing Coalition


October: SCANPH – 10/13 to 10/16


Housing Policy Wish List: Small and Large Reforms with the Biggest Impact for Affordability

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

MODERATOR: Mark Stivers, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, California Housing Partnership
SPEAKERS: Ann Sewill, General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA); David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley; Robin Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abode Communities

Know Your Piece of the HCD Pie

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MODERATOR: Chad Horsford, Senior Housing Finance Consultant, California Housing Partnership; Sherin Bennett, Associate Director of Training, California Housing Partnership 
SPEAKERS: Jennifer Seeger, Acting Deputy Director, Financial Assistance, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD); Sara Tsay, Vice President, Business Development, Abode Communities

Overcoming Operational Challenges from COVID-19: Financing Lessons for Future Crises

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

MODERATOR: Nicole Norori, Central Coast Director, California Housing Partnership
SPEAKERS: Cecile Chalifour, West Division Manager, JPMorgan Chase; Ed Holder, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Mercy Housing; Holly Benson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Abode Communities; Matt Grosz, Managing Director of Acquisitions, Redstone Equity Partners

Federal Housing Policy Update

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

MODERATOR: Matt Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Housing Partnership
SPEAKERS: Peter Lawrence, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Novogradac Consulting LLP; Robin Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abode Communities

Roadmap HOME 2030: A “Marshall Plan” for Housing and Homelessness Solutions

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

MODERATOR: Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, Executive Director, LISC LA
SPEAKERS: Dora Leong Gallo, President and Chief Executive Officer, A Community of Friends; Lisa Hershey, Executive Director, Housing California; Matt Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Housing Partnership; Va Lecia Adams Kellum, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Center

Pathway to Success: Building Blocks for Powerful Asset Management

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

MODERATOR: Paul Beesemyer, Director, Southern California, California Housing Partnership
SPEAKERS: Malen Rodriguez, Director of Asset Management, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation; Sochiata Vutthy, Director, Real Estate Asset Management, Community HousingWorks


October: California Coalition for Rural Housing – 10/28 to 10/30

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