MFA is pleased to present the 11th biennial New Mexico Housing Summit. Over the years, housing professionals have come to value the Summit for its educational and networking opportunities. It’s a one-of-a-kind event that is not to be missed!
This year's Summit marks a return to our roots: a focused agenda in a comfortable venue where attendees can easily mix and mingle. And as always, the program will be full of outstanding speakers bringing us valuable information on up-to-the-minute housing topics.
MFA is delighted to once again partner with the REALTORS® Association of New Mexico, the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness and Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico. We are stronger together.
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Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. kicks off the New Mexico Housing Summit at Monday’s opening plenary luncheon with a high-energy, informative presentation that makes the arcana and minutia of economics fun and relevant. In his "Flat is the New Up" presentation, Dr. Eisenberg talks about future GDP growth, how labor markets and wages will do, what path interest rates are likely to follow and -- most importantly -- how the housing sector will perform. He compares New Mexico's economy and housing market to nearby states and cities in terms of unemployment, employment growth, personal income, housing starts, housing prices and more. You’ve never heard an economist like this one!
Bill McGowan is a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has reported more than 700 nationally televised stories and is a trusted media coach to high-profile clients that include Eli Manning, Mary J. Blige, Holly Hunter and Isaac Mizrahi. He brings an entertaining and practical presentation to the Housing Summit’s breakfast plenary on Tuesday morning that shows listeners how to communicate in a way that gets the personal and professional results they want. Mr. McGowan also leads three breakout sessions on Tuesday where he coaches selected Housing Summit attendees on how to deliver a confident, compelling presentation when it matters most.
The 2016 New Mexico Housing Summit will conclude with a riveting presentation from Colonel Mike Mullane at Wednesday’s closing plenary awards breakfast. A graduate of West Point, Colonel Mullane completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam before he was selected as a Mission Specialist for NASA’s Space Shuttle program. Colonel Mullane brings Housing Summit attendees "The Lighter Side of Space Travel" -- an inspirational, motivational and humorous description of the astronaut experience that emphasizes the importance of teamwork and leadership. An Albuquerque resident, Colonel Mullane has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Rainier and 35 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.
As rental markets tighten and an increasing number of affordable rental units risk losing their affordability, states are working to preserve affordable rental housing in their communities. Laura Abernathy of the National Housing Trust discusses ways that states and communities are working to preserve existing affordable housing. Ms. Abernathy has been with the National Housing Trust since 2010 where she works with states and cities across the country to preserve multifamily housing.
Joyce Allen graduated from Rutgers University and began her career at USDA in 1991 where she was the director for multifamily housing development, oversaw FHA multifamily mortgage insurance programs and developed policy and regulation for the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. Currently, Ms. Allen is the deputy administrator for single family housing programs in USDA’s Rural Housing Service where she manages the $131 billion single family housing portfolio that includes affordable homeownership, home repair loans and rural grants. Ms. Allen joins us to discuss financing housing construction on tribal land.
New Mexico housing professionals know Todd Clarke as an energetic, knowledgeable speaker who can be counted on to present useful, up-to-the-minute, localized information. This Housing Summit will be no exception. In his "Moving to Where the Puck Is" session, Mr. Clarke walks us through future trends in demographics and lifestyle and what Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen Zers are looking for in housing.
Sixteen years in the making, the National Housing Trust Fund is a new federal program designed to expand the supply of affordable rental housing for extremely low income households. The fund will bring $3 million to New Mexico during this initial year. Ed Gramlich, senior advisor at the National Low Income Housing Coalition tells us how this state block grant works, how stakeholders can shape the way funds are used and answers questions about program requirements. Mr. Gramlich is the coalition's expert on regulations related to the National Housing Trust Fund and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
An Investment in Opportunity: A Bold New Vision for Housing Policy in the U.S. is Enterprise's recently released long-term policy platform that addresses America's growing rental housing crisis and creates communities of opportunity across the country. John Griffith, the national director for state and local policy at Enterprise Community Partners and author of the policy, offers four strategies for reform. Mr. Griffith also discusses how this year’s presidential election may affect federal housing policy. A roundtable discussion on how affordable housing policy impacts New Mexico follows the presentation. This session is a must for those interested in affordable housing policy, federal politics and the opportunities that can we all can realize from affordable housing.
New trends in smart home devices are impacting the real estate industry and can benefit home sellers, home buyers, and REALTORS®. As the operations analyst for the National Association of REALTORS'® Center for REALTOR® Technology, Donna McCormick brings a fresh perspective to the Internet of Things and Smart Home Technology Initiative. This session has been approved for two hours of training CE.
Pay for Success is an innovative funding model that drives government resources toward effective social programs and taps private sector funding to cover up-front costs. Hillary Preston of the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab discusses the Pay for Success model, its current role in supportive housing programs across the country and the feasibility study underway for using the model in New Mexico.
As the senior manager of public policy at Novogradac, Mark Shelburne advises state agencies, local governments, financial institutions and developers on a variety of housing topics. He is widely regarded as one of the country’s top experts on the relationship between fair housing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Mr. Shelburne will speak in two sessions on the new fair housing guidance regarding the use of criminal history and on the future of affordable housing.
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