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On Thursday, November 17, from 9am to Noon, GMHF co-hosted the 2022 West 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:

  • Employer Assisted Workforce Housing Development(s)
  • Rental Townhome Conversion to Resident Ownership in Moorhead
  • Ottertail County Big Build Initiative with Featured Projects
  • Strategic Growth of Alexandria Community Land Trust (CLT)

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

Employer Assisted Workforce Housing Developments

Amy Werk,

Construction HR, Housing Project Manager,
Riverview LLP

David Schornack,

Director of Business Development and Sales,
Arvig


Rental Townhome Conversion to Resident Ownership in Moorhead

Dawn Bacon,

Executive Director,
Moorhead Public Housing Agency

Tanya Kunza,

Community Development Program Administrator,
City of Moorhead


Otter Tail County Big Build Initiative with Featured Projects
Strategic Growth of Alexandria Community Land Trust (CLT)

Amy Baldwin,

Community Development Director,
Otter Tail County

Missy Becker-Cook

CEO,
West Central Minnesota Communities Action


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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