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On Thursday, December 1, from 9am to Noon, GMHF co-hosted the 2022 Central Minnesota Regional Housing Forum
This virtual event brought together regional stakeholders to learn about and discuss housing development and initiative advancements from across the region. An event video recording and slides will be available here soon. A notification email will be sent to event registrants when these resources are available.

 

Featuring

Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives — Including:

  • Creating Affordable Senior Housing Utilizing Housing Infrastructure Bonds (HIB)
  • Advancing Equity and Fair Housing in St. Cloud’s Somali Community
  • New Advances in Affordable Multifamily Factory Built Housing
  • Mainstreet Housing and Commercial Revitalization Strategies
  • Successful Local Housing Developer Attraction Programs

Breakout Sessions on Important Regional Topics — Including:

  • Multifamily Housing
  • Single Family Housing
  • Minnesota Housing’s 2024 -2027 Strategic Plan — which will guide the agency’s work for the next four years
  • Emerging Developers of Color Initiatives
  • Housing and Health Equity Initiative
  • Advocating for Affordable Housing
  • More options as you register

Policy, Advocacy, and Legislative Updates

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to secure major funding for housing
  • Update from Statewide Housing Advocates
  • Update from Minnesota Housing

Funder Updates and Initiatives

  • Minnesota Housing
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Minnesota Housing Partnership
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Network with Peers and Partners to Share Successes and Needs

 

Agenda

Please note that agenda is subject to change

Welcome and Introductions — 10 Minutes

Warren Hanson,

President and CEO,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Jennifer Ho,

Commissioner,
Minnesota Housing

Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives — 1 Hour, 15 minutes

Mainstreet Housing and Commercial Revitalization Strategies Advancing Equity and Fair Housing in St. Cloud’s Somali Community

Don Hickman,

Vice President for Community & Workforce Development,
Initiative Foundation

Shirwa Adan,

Executive Director,
Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization

 

Creating Affordable Senior Housing Utilizing Housing Infrastructure Bonds
New Advances in Affordable Multifamily Factory Built Housing

Deanna Hemmesch,

Executive Director,
Central Minnesota Housing Partnership

Mike Hoagberg,

President,
Headwaters Development

 

Successful Local Housing Developer Attraction Programs in Big Lake

Hanna Klimmek,

City Administrator,
Big Lake, Minnesota


Policy Advocacy, and Legislative Updates — 10 Minutes

Dan Kitzberger,

Legislative Director.
Minnesota Housing

Libby Murphy,

Director of Policy
Minnesota Housing Partnership


Funder Updates and Initiatives — 20 minutes

Devon Pohlman

Director of Community Development,
Minnesota Housing Partnership

Donald Goggleye

Community Development Manager
Minnesota Housing Partnership

Irene Ruiz-Briseño

Emerging Developer of Color Program Manager
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Eric Muschler

Director of Housing & Health Equity
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund


Breakout Sessions — two 25-minute back-to-back sessions

Attendees will have the opportunity to self-select up to two sessions:

  • Multifamily Housing
  • Single Family Housing
  • Minnesota Housing’s 2024 -2027 Strategic Plan — which will guide the agency’s work for the next four years
  • Emerging Developers of Color Initiatives
  • Housing and Health Equity Initiative
  • Advocating for Affordable Housing

Closing Statements — 5 minutes


Optional 30 Minute Q&A Session from Noon to 12:30


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