2021 Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF) is excited to partner with Minnesota Housing, Initiative Foundation and Central Minnesota Housing Partnership (CMHP) to host the Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum.

This forum is a three-hour interactive virtual event for you to network with partner organizations and learn and discuss solutions for current local housing issues. Panels and speakers announced below!

Friday, November 19, 2021
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Virtually Via Zoom

Welcome and Introductions 10 Minutes

9:00am to 9:10
Attendee Poll 5 Minutes

9:10 to 9:15
Breakout Session – Small Group Attendee Introductions 10 Minutes

9:15 to 9:25
Panel 1: Setting the Stage: Demographics, the Changing Workforce and Housing Needs of our Diverse Communities 45 Minutes

9:25 to 10:10
Breakout Session – Discussion on Panel 1 10 Minutes

10:10 to 10:20
Short Break – Depending on timing 5 to 10 Minutes

10:20 to 10:30
Resources and Policy Updates
– Minnesota Housing
– Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
20 Minutes

10:30 to 10:50
Breakout Session – Discussions on Resources and Policy Updates 15 Minutes

10:50 to 11:05
Panel 2: Central Minnesota: Innovative Projects and Building Models 45 Minutes

11:05 to 11:50
Event Satisfaction Survey 5 Minutes

11:50 to 11:55
Closing Statements 5 Minutes

11:55 to Noon
Optional Q&A 30 Minutes

Noon to 12:30pm
Welcome and Introductions
Ryan Baumtraug
Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Community Development
Minnesota Housing

Warren Hanson

President & CEO

Panel 1

Cameron Macht

Regional Analysis and Outreach Manager
Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce

Mary Riegert-Soyring
Continuum of Care Coordinator
Minnesota Tribal Collaborative (MTC)

BJ Allen

Region 5 Development Commission (R5DC)

Enrique Blanco
Operations Director
Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

Policy and Resource Updates

Alyssa Wetzel-Moore
Community Development Director,
Minnesota Housing
Libby Murphy
Director of Policy,
Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
Irene Ruiz-Breseño
Emerging Developer Program Manager,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF)
Eric Muschler
Director of Housing & Health Equity,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF)

Panel 2

Don Hickman
Vice President for Community and Workforce Development
Initiative Foundation
Skip Duschesneau
DW Jones

Jason Krebsbach
Community Development Coordinator
Central Minnesota Housing Partnership

Verna Toenyan
Aging Coordinator
Todd County
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