2022 Northeast Minnesota Regional Housing Forum

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Please note that the following agenda and speaker list is subject to change.

Welcome and Introductions 10 Minutes

9:00am to 9:10
Data Presentation: Minnesota Housing 5 Minutes

9:10 to 9:15
Panel 1: Setting the Stage: Racial Equity & The Housing Needs of Our Diverse Communities 45 Minutes

9:15 to 10:00
Breakout Session – Discussion on Panel 1 15 Minutes

10:00 to 10:15
Panel 2: Policy and Resource Updates
– Minnesota Housing
– Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
– U.S. Department of Agriculture
– GMHF
30 Minutes

10:15 to 10:40
Breakout Session – Discussions on Resources and Policy Updates 30 Minutes

10:40 to 11:10
Panel 3: Northeast Minnesota: Innovative Projects and Building Models 45 Minutes

11:10 to Noon
Optional Q&A 30 Minutes

Noon to 12:30pm
Speakers
Welcome and Introductions Jennifer Ho
Commissioner
Minnesota Housing
Warren Hanson
President & CEO
GMHF
Data Presentation Kody Thurnau
Research Specialist/GIS Coordinator
Minnesota Housing

Panel 1

Setting the Stage: Racial Equity & The Housing Needs of Our Diverse Communities

Facilitator Irene Ruiz-Breseño
Emerging Developer Program Manager,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (GMHF)
Panelists Daryl Olson
Director of Programming
American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
ChaQuana McEntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Family Rise Together

Panel 2

Policy and Resource Updates

Dan Kitzberger
Legislative Director
Minnesota Housing
Libby Murphy
Director of Policy,
Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
Sarah Bellefuil
Director of Community Development
Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP)
Mike Monson
Single Family Housing Program Director, Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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 3

Northeast Minnesota: Innovative Projects and Building Models

Facilitator Erik Torch
Director of Grantmaking
Northland Foundation
Panelists Jeff Corey
Executive Director
One Roof Community Housing

Elizabeth Glidden

Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy
Minnesota Housing Partnership
John Cole
Executive Director
CHUM
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