2012 National Forum on Workforce Housing Presentations

Opening Session

Mary Kenny, Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority

SmartMove Mortgage Products (PDF: 985 Kb)

Illinois Hardest Hit Program (PDF: 2 Mb)

Plenary Session

Eric Belsky, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Neighborhood Stabilization and Foreclosure Solutions

Letitia Clark George, New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors®
Dawn Stockmo, National Community Stabilization Trust
David Brint, Brinshore Development

Advocacy and Policy Programs and Strategies

Rob Authier, Massachusetts Association of Realtors
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Jim Flaherty, Philadelphia Commerce Department


Amy Rislov, Aurora Health Care

Consumer Education, Outreach & Assistance

Teresa Tilton, New Jersey Association of Realtors®
Randi DeHollander, Tri-Valley Homeownership Center
Karen Walker, Nevada Association of Realtors® Rental Deposit Program
Wyonette Cheairs, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation

Affordable Housing Finance and Development

Brenda Torpy, Champlain Housing Trust
Donald Manekin, Seawall Development

Steve Chitwood, Orlando Regional Realtor® Association


Miguel Legarreta, Ada County Association of REALTORS®

Past Regional Forum Presentations

Portland Forum 2011 - Dec. 1, 2011

This Bring Workers Home forum attracted a wide range of attendees, including employers and HR professionals, REALTORS®, urban and regional planners, housing and community development leaders, local elected and appointed officials, state HFA representatives, and others.

Washington, D.C. Forum 2011 - Sept. 28, 2011

More than 70 local, state and national housing leaders came together at Bring Workers Home in Washington, D.C.  The regional forum was on the final day of Solutions for Sustainable Communities:  2011 Learning Conference on State and Local Housing Policy, a three-day national event hosted by the National Housing Conference with its research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy

Boston Forum 2011 - July 28, 2011

More than 80 local, state and national housing leaders came together in Boston to identify effective solutions to the workforce housing challenge.


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