January 12, 2023 from 9am to Noon

Minnesota Housing, Three Rivers Community Action, and Greater Minnesota Housing Fund co-hosted a Southeast Minnesota Regional Housing Forum to share learnings about local initiatives and developments.

View Event Slides

Agenda

Welcome and Introductions — 10 Minutes

Warren Hanson,

President and CEO,
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Rachel Robinson,

Deputy Commissioner,
Minnesota Housing


Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives — 1 Hour, 20 minutes

Applying culturally specific housing strategies to serve new immigrant communities

Joann Covarrubias,

Achieve Homeownership Lead,
Three Rivers Community Action

Sabah Omar,

Outreach Coordinator
Three Rivers Community Action

Using Section 8 vouchers to achieve innovative home ownership for low-income households
Innovative Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Development in Kasson, MN

Joy Watson,

Director of Housing,
Rice County HRA

Megan Carr,

Senior Business Development Manager,
Sand Companies

Conducting equitable LIHTC development with authentic community engagement

Leah Hall,

Community Development Director,
Three Rivers Community Action

Fostering Housing and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development through regulatory changes

Ryan Yetzer,

Interim Deputy Director
City of Rochester, MN

Taryn Edens,

Manager of Housing and Neighborhood Services
City of Rochester, MN

 


Policy Advocacy, and Legislative Updates — 15 Minutes

Dan Kitzberger,

Legislative Director.
Minnesota Housing

Libby Murphy,

Director of Policy
Minnesota Housing Partnership


Funder Updates and Initiatives — 15 minutes

Irene Ruiz-Briseño

Emerging Developer of Color Program Manager
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Eric Muschler

Director of Housing & Health Equity
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

Devon Pohlman

Director of Community Development,
Minnesota Housing Partnership


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


Please note that agenda is subject to change.

Featuring

Expert Panel on Regional Initiatives — Including:

  • Applying culturally specific housing strategies to serve new immigrant communities
  • Using Section 8 vouchers to achieve innovative home ownership for low-income households
  • Innovative Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Development in Kasson, MN
  • Conducting equitable LIHTC development with authentic community engagement
  • Fostering Housing and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development through regulatory changes

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

 

Co-Hosted By
Colorful banner image featuring the skyline that you might typically see in a small city or town in Greater Minnesota.
MENU