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Dane County Housing Initiative (DCHI)

--Partnering to promote business retention, a stable workforce, and ensuring all Dane County residents have a place they can call home!

2019 Dane County Housing Summit

Hosted Dane County Housing Initiative (DCHI)

The Next Generation of Housing

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Monona Terrace Convention Center

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome - Olivia Parry, Dane County Housing Initiative

Opening remarks - Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive; Sharon Corrigan, County Board Chair; Satya Rhodes Conway, Mayor, City of Madison

Welcome and Opening Remarks Video

9:15 - 10:10

Keynote - Linda Tirado, author, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Keynote Address Video

10:15 - 11:15

Are You Healthy? The Intersection of Health and Housing – Hall of Ideas

Session Video
This panel offers an introduction to the intersection of housing and health and the relationship between unstable housing, health outcomes, and health disparities. What are the opportunities/ roles for public health, healthcare? Hear about housing & health partnerships, and implications for housing policy.

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, UW Dept. of Pediatrics
Elizabeth Giese, RN, MSPH | Health Officer-Director, Eau Claire City-County Public Health Department
Dr. Geoffrey Swain, MD, MPH, UW Population Health Sciences
Moderator - Olivia Parry

11:15 - Break
11:30 - 12:30

Affordable and Workforce Housing 101 + 102 for Small to Mid-size Communities

Session Video
Learn the nuts and bolts about affordable housing. What is it? What it isn’t? What does it look like? Who can live there? How do you make it happen? Learn about community tools and local affordable workforce housing developments. Get all the basics of what you need to know to take the next step.

Olivia Parry, Dane County Planning and Development
Abby Attoun, City of Middleton

Moderator - Cristin Incitti, (formerly) Habitat for Humanity

Building Sustainable and Racially Equitable Communities - Part I

Fact Sheet for Impediments to Fair Housing
Session Video
Learn about the Dane County Office of Equity and Inclusion, racial equity, and the connection between culture, housing and bias. Obstacles to fair housing; resources & next steps toward deepening your understanding of RE and increasing racial diversity in your housing, community, and economic development, will also be shared.

Theola Carter & Carrie Braxton, Dane County Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)
Ethan Tabakin, CDBG City of Madison

Moderator - Byron Bishop, Madison Dept. of Civil Rights

On a Mission: Nonprofit Developers Driving Housing Innovation

Session Video
Nonprofit Housing developers play a critical role in providing affordable, workforce housing. Learn how they are different from private sector developers, who they serve, how to partner on your local project, or how to invest in their mission driven work. **Learn about a brand new Workforce Housing Fund in the works!**

Kathryne Auerback, Movin’ Out
Sarah Ceponis, The Road Home
Lorrie Heinemann, Madison Dev. Corp.

Moderator - Kathy Kamp, WI Partnership for Housing Development

Preservation and Rehab: Don’t Lose the Affordable Housing You Already Have!

Session Video
Workforce and affordable housing is very expensive to build new! Join this important discussion about the importance of housing preservation and rehab strategies for your community. Learn about the role of key partners, local financing & rehabilitation programs and agencies.

Steve Hanrahan, Habitat For Humanity
Rob Dicke, Dane County Housing Authority (DCHA)
Denise Matyka, Project Home
David Ginger, Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp

Moderator - George Petak, WHEDA

12:30 - 1:30

LUNCH – Hall of Ideas
Where Have all the Workers Gone?

WI Realtors Report
Dodge County Getting to Work Program
Employers talk about the workforce shortage, and impacts to their business and services. Learn how Dodge County is addressing the problem with employer supported transportation. New findings and policy recommendations for workforce housing from a recent report by the WI Realtors Association, Falling Behind, will also be discussed.

Todd Costello, Community Living Alliance
Jeff Stoltman: Dodge County Getting-to-Work Program
Kurt Paulsen, UW
Madison, author, Falling Behind Moderator – Olivia Parry

1:35 - 2:30

Dane County Communities Address the Housing Gap

Oregon Housing Coalition Fact Sheet
Session Video
Hear from area communities about local initiatives successful efforts, obstacles and lessons learned in developing, and aspiring to develop affordable workforce housing.

Melissa Ratcliff, Trustee, V. Cottage Grove
Karin Victorson, Village of Oregon
Aaron Richardson, Mayor of Fitchburg

Moderator - Neil Stechshulte, City of Sun Prairie

Transportation is Key: Building Sustainable and Racially Equitable Communities – Part II

Session Video
Transportation is key to sustainable, racially equitable, and successful regional growth. Expanding transportation leads to greater access to jobs and reduces barriers to housing. Hear about impacts on racial equity, key trends and strategies. *NEW* learn about Sun Prairie’s new bus route, and how it’s working.

Steve Steinhoff. Capital Area Regional Plan Commission: Bill Schaeffer, MPO;
Philip Gritzmacher, Jr., City of Sun Prairie

Moderator - Carola Gaines, Quartz Healthcare

How to Put Together a Housing Deal for Your Community?

Session Video
Get a closer look at the process, steps and requirements involved in putting together a successful multi-family or scattered site affordable workforce housing development, in your community. This discussion is helpful for local municipalities, residents, investors, and other housing stakeholders.

Nicole Solheim, Gorman and Co.
Marge Novak, Cinnaire
Shreedar Ranabhat, WHEDA

Moderator - Bill Boerigter, Baker Tilly

Housing Innovation Lab

Session Video
Hear five flash talks about emerging IT solutions, and the latest policy and program innovations to address the housing crisis.

E.V.E.N. – Linda Tirado
Cristin Incitti – Voices in Favor
CommonBond – Joe’Mar Hooper
CAREPOOL – Josh Massey
Nesterly – Olivia Parry

Moderator - Stephanie Norvaiss, Delve (formerly Design Concepts)

2:30 - Break
2:40 - 3:30

Mapping Prejudice

Mapping Prejudice Handouts
Session Video
A new program that leads community residents in Hennepin County through the process of building the first comprehensive map of racial covenants for an American city.

Kirsten Delegard, PhD, Director & Co-founder of the Mapping Prejudice Project
Moderator – Dr. Linda Vakunta, PhD, MA, CRC, Deputy Mayor, City of Madison

3:30 - 4:30

Celebration & Networking Reception

Grand Terrace West