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Regional Housing Symposium A Place For Everyone: Housing Options in Rural CT, MA, NY

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Location: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Taconic Regional Housing Symposium on affordable housingPresent were senior officials from the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as federal, state and local funders. Elected officials, town boards and volunteer housing groups from all three states were also in attendance.

 

 

 

Jennifer Dowley [PDF, 152KB]: President, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Program Introduction

Bill Dunlaevy: Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire Bank Board of Directors
Introduction to Housing Issues in the Region [PDF, 293KB]

Barbara Fields: Keynote Speaker, Regional Administrator, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in Rural Communities: A federal perspective [PDF, 172KB]

Mollye Wolahan [PDF, 357KB]: Deputy Director of Housing, Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development
Communities' housing needs present and future; obstacles to building housing in small towns' successes

Lea Davies [PDF, 224KB]: Vice Chair, Sharon Housing Authority
Communities' housing needs present and future; obstacles to building housing in small towns' successes

Susan Elliot [PDF, 569KB]: Executive Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank, Boston
Programs and strategies for small towns in their efforts to create more affordable housing options

Nick Lundgren [PDF, 393KB]: Director, Office of Housing and Community Development, CT Dept of Economic and Community Development
Programs and strategies for small towns in their efforts to create more affordable housing options

Matthew Nelson [PDF, 542KB]: President, New York State Office of Community Renewal, NYS Homes and Community Renewal
Programs and strategies for small towns in their efforts to create more affordable housing options