Appendix D: Conference Agenda

Saving Affordable Housing

Appendix D: Conference Agenda“Saving Affordable Housing: A Critical Examination of Successful Models”
November 16, 1994

9 – 9:30 am: A National Crisis In The Making
The Honorable Helen Dunlap, Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD

9:30 – 9:50 am: Elements of Success
Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director, National Housing Institute
John Atlas, President, National Housing Institute

9:50 – 11:15 am: The Community Context

Neighborhood elements either enhance or hinder successful preservation of affordable housing. How do we harness these elements?

Presenter: Mossik Hacobian
Moderator: Patrick Morrissy
Panel: Alex Schwartz, Marty Shaloo, Rikki Spears

11:30 – 12:30: Financial Viability

How do we provide adequate financing for rehabilitation, set-aside reserves for the future and guarantee long-term affordability?

Presenters: Willie Jones, William Brach, Preston Pinkett III, Ronald Lawson

12:30 – 1: 30 pm: Luncheon
The Honorable Frank Lautenberg, Senator, New Jersey

1:45 – 3 pm: Organization and Management

Which management strategies and practices determine long-term success and how do leadership and organizational structure affect this goal?

Presenter: Judith Weber
Moderator: John Atlas
Panel: Andrew Reicher, Jack Geary, Donna Rose

3:15 – 4:30 pm: Technical Assistance and Local Government Programs

What types of technical assistance are critical to making projects work? What is the role of state and local government?

Presenter: John Davis
Moderator: Carole Norris
Panel: Peggy Huchet, Susan Rice, Mike Gondek


John Atlas is a founder of Shelterforce and board chair emeritus. He is the producer of ACORN and the Firestorm, a film directed by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard and author of SEEDS OF CHANGE: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Anti-Poverty Community Group. He is also the former executive director of the Passaic County Legal Aid Society.
Ellen Shoshkes is an architect and planner based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Ellen is was formerly director of housing research in the Architecture and Building Sciences Group at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She co-authored Saving Affordable Housing for NHI.


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