News Alert: Louisiana Housing and Resiliency Symposium - May 9, 2017
Posted: 5/4/2017 5:21:08 PM
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Louisiana Housing and Resiliency Symposium

 

Date:             Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Location:     Monroe Civic Center/Monroe (inside the Conference Center Building)

401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA

 

Schedule:    7:30 to 8:30 a.m.                     Registration, Networking, Resource Exhibits

                    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.           Symposium

                       

Lagniappe:  There is no cost to attend.

 

Registration is now open:

Please right click to open the link to register and provide the information requested.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louisiana-housing-and-resiliency-symposium-tickets-33426870670?ref=estw

 

 

Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis:

This Symposium is designed for: Parish Presidents or Administrators; Town & City Mayors; Council members; Chief Administrative Officers; Planning, Community Development, Economic Development and/or Permit Directors; Floodplain Managers; Grant Administrators; and/or Department of Public Works Directors or Engineers; or designated government staff therein; Non-Profits  involved in housing or community development; financial institutions

 

In the aftermath of the flooding in March and August, communities are facing extraordinary challenges with recovery and rebuilding.  The Louisiana Housing and Resiliency Symposium, the second in a statewide series addressing recovery issues as a result of the 2016 floods, will focus on best practices in providing affordable housing through partnerships with non-profits, developers and financial institutions; toolkits for developing adjudicated properties and addressing blight; zoning and ordinances necessary to address blight; and issues and decisions that elected officials and the community will need to address in order to create a more resilient and sustainable community. 

 

In addition, attendees will be provided updates on the state’s recovery programs to address the impact of the floods, such as the Housing Rehabilitation Program for homeowners; and several programs designed for renters and landlords to increase the availability of affordable housing units in the state.

 

In the afternoon, small breakout sessions include the following topics:

 

·       DESIGNING 1ST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

·       HOW TO AUCTION OR DONATE ADJUDICATED PROPERTIES TO ADDRESS BLIGHT AND BUILD HOUSING STOCK

·       FILLING THE FINANCIAL GAP-THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN RECOVERY

·       USING AND APPLYING FOR TAX CREDITS TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUSING

·       CONVERTING BROWNFIELDS INTO HOUSING STOCK

·       ZONING CODES AND ORDINANCES FOR AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE HOUSING

 

Requests for accommodations: Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees with communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. The state of Louisiana is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and services.  Attendees can request accommodations by calling Louisiana Housing Corp. at 888-454-2001 no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please submit a request for any of the following services:

 

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The HUD New Orleans Field Office and the Louisiana Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (GOSHEP), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are hosting a Housing and Resiliency Symposium, May 9, 2017 at the Monroe Civic Center, as part of a series of events designed to assist communities impacted by the 2016 floods. 

 

The Louisiana Housing and Resiliency Symposium, the second in a statewide series addressing recovery issues as a result of the floods, will focus on best practices in providing affordable housing through partnerships with non-profits, developers and financial institutions; toolkits for developing adjudicated properties; zoning and ordinances necessary to address blight; and issues and decisions that elected officials and the community will need to address in order to create a more resilient and sustainable community (see attachment).

 

Date:      Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time:     7:00am to 5:00pm

Where:   Monroe Civic Center

               401 Lea Joyner

               Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA

 

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