2022 Northwest 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
30 Minutes

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

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

11:10 to Noon
Optional Q&A 30 Minutes

Noon to 12:30pm
Welcome and Introductions Jennifer Ho
Minnesota Housing
Warren Hanson
President & CEO
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 Cory Boushee
Program Officer – Community Impact
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Panelists Mary Riegert-Soyring
Continuum of Care Coordinator
Minnesota Tribal Collaborative (MTC)
Abdirsirak Duale
New American Integration Center (NAIC)
Michelle Landsverk
President, Innovator, and Chief Strategist
Landsverk and Associates, Inc.
Jennifer Greenleaf
Family Services Lead
Northwest Indian Community Development Center (NWICDC)

Panel 2

Policy and Resource Updates

Dan Kitzberger
Legislative Director
Minnesota Housing

Elizabeth Glidden
Deputy Executive Director and 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

Northwest Minnesota: Innovative Projects and Building Models

Facilitator Tim Flathers
Executive Director
Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC)
Panelists Sarah Wilcox
Development Specialist
Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC)
Todd Peterson
Community Development Coordinator
City of Roseau
Wes Johnson
Program & Loan Officer
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
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