2018 Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

AGENDA

 Monday, October 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMHousing and Economic Development Hall of Fame Reception 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:30 AM - 5:15 PMRegistration  
7:30 AM - 8:45 AMWelcome Breakfast
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Plenary Session
10:30 AM - 11:45 AMMorning Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMKeynote Luncheon
1:30 PM - 2:15 PMDessert Reception
2:30 PM - 4:30 PMAtlantic City Bus Tour
2:30 PM - 5:15 PMAfternoon Breakout Sessions  
5:15 PM - 7:30 PMNetworking Reception
 Wednesday, October 3, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AM - 10:30 AMRegistration
8:00 AM - 12:00PM
Trade Show
9:15 AM - 10:30 AMMorning Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMGovernor's Excellence in Housing and
Economic Development Awards Presentation and Brunch
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Integrated Disbursement & Information System (IDIS) 
 (for NJCDA Members Only)

Sessions

Click on each track's tab to learn about this year's sessions.

Please note: Sessions subject to change.


    • PLENARY SESSION
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
      Stronger and Fairer New Jersey

      The new Hub @ New Brunswick Station promises a mixed-use development with office or lab layouts for technology, office or research use, residential units and retail at street level. The project is expected to produce economic growth by leasing to innovative enterprises, attracted to the site by its proximity to Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Johnson & Johnson, and access to transit. What strategies are being considered by the Murphy administration that will put New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer economy? What role will DCA, NJRA, NJHMFA and EDA play in reclaiming communities and neighborhoods that have experienced significant disinvestment?

      Moderator:

      • Carl E. Van Horn, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

      Speakers:

      • Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
      • Leslie A. Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)
      • Charles A. Richman, Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA)
      • Tim Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA)


    • Track 1: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Never Fear Your Occupancy Compliance Team is Here
      If occupancy compliance is your game, the Agency’s occupancy professionals are here to give you the latest information on industry updates and changes. The session will cover everything from TRACS to the HUD 4350.3 and more!
      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Topics in Roofing
      A panel of professionals will discuss issues beyond roof replacement at great length including cell towers, air conditioning replacement, solar voltaic maintenance, snow removal, and fire safety
      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Successful Non-Profit Boards in Property Management
      This session seeks to empower property management companies engaged to manage multifamily housing projects sponsored by nonprofit boards. Proven strategies to overcome the associated challenges will be presented. The Nonprofit Corporation Act will be discussed in detail, as well as common law doctrines pertaining to the business judgment rule and fiduciary duties.
       

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Financial Compliance for Tax Credit Projects
      This session will include an overview of the LIHTC program basics per IRC Section 42, major participants, types of tax credits available, and program compliance monitoring issues. Consideration will be given to the numerous benefits and risks associated with investing in tax credit projects. Areas of focus and consequences of noncompliance during your CPA’s annual project audit will also be discussed.

    • Track 2: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Opportunity Zones Program
      The Opportunity Zones Program targets 169 low-income census tracts in distressed areas across the state where the State seeks to attract private investment. The program tries to draw private capital back into underserved communities by providing tax incentives to investors. Hear what New Jersey is doing to capitalize on this program.
      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Competing for Amazon
      How responding to the Amazon RFP is helping New Jersey communities sell themselves beyond the “Prime” market.
      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Building a Clean Energy Economy
      Hear how New Jersey is working to once again become a leader in developing clean, renewable energy and sustainable building practices.
       

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Creative Real Estate Strategies for Local Economic Development
      This panel will showcase how makerspaces, incubators and other creative real estate strategies are being utilized across the state to encourage entrepreneurship, enhance community development and drive local economies.

    • Track 3: CDA/HOUSING
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Planning Toolbox - Keeping Current with Your “Other” Plans
      The Language Assistance Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, Section 3, Section 504, are important and integral components of a HUD Community Planning and Development grantee’s action plan. Learn how to use the American Community Survey data, conduct a four-factor analysis to develop a language assistance plan, incorporate Section 504 requirements into your annual action plan to secure your CSBG, HOME and ESG funding. Witness examples of successful strategies to incorporate Section 3 requirements to ensure that opportunities are afforded to low- and moderate-income people as well as techniques to be compliant.
      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Place Management - Making Streets Great Places and Programming Them to Keep Them Great
      Streets are key elements of existing infrastructure that can be turned into great places. This session will focus on how to best manage, market and maintain what you’ve built, because it’s not as easy as you might think. Make sure you have a plan to leverage your efforts to ensure the “place” adds value to your community for the long haul.
      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Underwriting 101
      Learn how to look at basic project feasibility, whether residential, mixed-use, how to put together your sources and uses and come up with a viable capital stack that can receive favorable financing and come to fruition. What are the key elements of your financing structure? Hear from experts in the field on important takeaways as you review project concepts.
       

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      How to Redevelop without Displacing
      Redevelopment is important to revitalizing communities and downtowns, yet it comes with challenges. How do we ensure current residents can afford to stay in their homes in gentrifying neighborhoods? This panel will take a close look at real world examples and will provide insight and instruction on how to meet the needs of both the development project as well as the current residents.
      12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
      Integrated Disbursement & Information System (IDIS) for NJCDA Members Only
      IDIS session on correcting data, remediating flagged activities and using reports This interactive session will feature a classroom-style clinic designed to answer your specific IDIS questions. Learn how to effectively utilize reports to improve efficiency. Bring your questions you have about the system and/or problems you would like help solving. You are welcome to bring your laptop to the clinic. In this regard you must have an IDIS user ID and current ConPlan privileges.

    • Track 4: HOUSING AND FINANCE
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Inclusionary Housing in New Jersey: How to Promote Mixed-Income Communities
      Over two-thirds of New Jersey’s municipalities have adopted inclusionary zoning, ordinances that require a certain amount of new residential construction to be set aside for low- or moderate-income residents. This session will explore the history and use of inclusionary zoning in New Jersey. Learn how communities are promoting affordable housing development through use of this tool.
      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Innovative Solutions for Combining Housing and Historic Preservation
      Explore non-traditional living solutions - socially as well as in utilizing non-traditional buildings that have been adapted for modern-day housing while taking care to maintain historical integrity. Look at case studies that address adaptive re-use, redevelopment of abandoned structures, or other structures that had become structurally obsolete. Learn how to transform underutilized historic sites in your community and transform them into high-performing assets.
      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Regional Redevelopment- A New Approach to Bridge Urban and Suburban Communities
      Municipalities in New Jersey are working together across geographic boundaries in support of redevelopment. While home rules, partnerships work. Learn more about efforts in Union County that support housing development in both urban and suburban communities.
       

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Low Income Housing Tax Credits
      The federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is the largest single source of financing for multifamily affordable rental projects in New Jersey. Hear from a panel of leading industry experts and developers about potential changes to the Housing Credit program, the impact of tax reform and affordable housing policies under the new Administration/Congress. Learn more about their potential effect on affordable housing production on both a national and state level.

    • Track 5: HOUSING FOR COMMUNITY NEEDS
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Hospitals, Health Systems and Supportive Housing
      Many people experiencing long-term homelessness are high utilizers of emergency departments and hospital inpatient stays. Across the nation, hospitals and health care systems have been partnering with governmental and provider partners to address the housing needs of these individuals, to improve their health and to reduce usage of hospital resources. Learn how hospitals and stakeholders have collaborated to provide housing and services for chronically homeless people with significant health issues – including developing new housing, paying rental assistance, and offering health and supportive services.
      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Building Healthy Communities
      Strong, healthy communities rely on strong, healthy residents. Research has shown that social determinants of health, such as public safety, stable housing, access to healthy food, and educational opportunities, influence not only the health of individuals and families but the health of neighborhoods. Presenters will discuss ways to design and implement community development programming that will address both economic factors and health factors in an integrated way; how to identify and leverage existing health and economic assets to help neighborhoods thrive; how to build partnerships between organizations that focus on health and organizations that focus on economic development; and ways to engage stakeholders to implement place-based strategies to improve health and economic conditions.
      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Housing for Individuals with Special Needs
      There is a dire need for permanent supportive housing for individuals with special needs, including individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, people who are homeless and disabled veterans. Special needs housing offers robust support and wrap-around services to combat mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty. There are a variety of established models that provide the housing needed for this population while taking into consideration a holistic approach, recognizing the well-being, individuality and unique needs of each person. Hear from experts who truly understand the needs of this segment of our population and learn how to leverage resources to address this need in your community.
       

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Special Needs Housing Partnership Program – Become a Partner
      Does your municipality have unused Affordable Housing Trust Funds? Providing funding for special needs housing through the Special Needs Housing Partnership Loan Program (SNHPLP) is a great way to leverage these funds and create permanent supportive housing for individuals with developmental disabilities that is integrated into the fabric of the community. The SNHPLP, a nationally recognized program that just received additional funding, is a dynamic partnership between housing and mental health state agencies as well as New Jersey municipalities that matches the municipal contribution up to a set amount and has been very successful. This program presents a unique opportunity for your municipality to leverage your municipal funds to provide housing opportunities for individuals with special needs. Hear from experts in the field about the resources that are available to build this much needed housing for our most vulnerable citizens.

    • Track 6: ADMINISTERING THE FAIR HOUSING ACT
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      Tuesday, October 2, 2018

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Affirmative Marketing Guidelines and Managing Wait List
      Attendees will learn how to use advertising and community outreach to achieve an effective affirmative marketing plan designed to target a diverse group of buyers and renters of affordable housing units under the New Jersey Fair Housing Act. The session will also discuss how to manage waiting lists and address issues of unit occupancy.
      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Best Practices in Certifying Income Using the Federal Handbook
      The Uniform Housing Affordability Controls provide the basis by which applicants are income qualified for affordable housing programs but does not address a multitude of qualifying issues. This session will use the HUD handbook as a basis for the development of best practices that administrative agents can utilize and memorialize in their operating manual.
      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Planning and Development of Affordable Housing Units
      While many towns have either settled their fair share housing obligation or will soon, it is important for those administering units to understand how to work with developers, planning boards, and community members to produce units. This session will update attendees on how municipalities plan and place affordable units in the community.
       

      Wednesday, October 3, 2018

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Setting Prices in Rental Units
      This session will introduce participants to the affordable housing income calculator to assist administrative agents and municipal housing liaisons in the establishment of rental rates for new developments. It will also discuss the process and rules that govern annual increases in rental rates. The instructor will be available to address any issues raised by participants regarding calculations.
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