2019 Governor's Conference on Housing and Economic Development

AGENDA

Sunday, September 15, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMHousing and Economic Development
Hall of Fame Reception 
The Pool at Harrah's
Monday, September 16, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:15 PMRegistration
Registration Area
7:30 AM - 8:45 AMWelcome BreakfastBallroom
8:45 AM Welcome by Breakfast Host
Ballroom
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Trade Show

Trade Show Area
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Plenary Session Ballroom
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Morning Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session Rooms
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Keynote Luncheon Ballroom
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Dessert Reception Trade Show Area
2:30 PM - 4:30 PMBus Tour  Meet at first floor doors.
Look for signage.

2:30 PM - 5:15 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions Breakout Session Rooms
5:15 PM - 7:30 PMNetworking Reception  Trade Show Area
 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMContinental BreakfastTrade Show Area 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Women and Business Session: Includes Continental BreakfastRoom: TBD
8:00 AM - 10:30 AMRegistrationRegistration Area
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trade Show Trade Show Area
9:15 AM - 10:30 AMMorning Breakout SessionsBreakout Session Rooms
10:45 AM - 12:15 PMGovernor's Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards Presentation and BrunchBallroom
12:30 PM - 3:00 PMIntegrated Disbursement & Information System (IDIS) (for NJCDA Members Only)
18/19

Note: all event times subject to change.

Tracks

Track 1: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
This track is geared to property management housing professionals: owners, board members, management companies and site employees of multifamily housing. Hear and learn from experts on changes in the industry, issues affecting your property and funding to help pay for them, and tools to navigate through the eviction process.

Track 2: TRANSFORMING NEIGHBORHOODS
Come learn new ways to address the issues facing our cities including infrastructure challenges, ways to rehab old spaces into new uses and an update and discussion on fair housing issues.

Track 3: COMMUNITIES FOR ALL AGES
Hear about strategies, trends and policies affecting children, millennials, seniors and families in our communities.

Track 4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Innovation, workforce development, stronger communities, and small business assistance - hear about the strategies and initiatives helping to drive a stronger, fairer New Jersey economy.

Track 5: STRONGER, FAIRER AND HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
Participants will hear strategies that can be used to engage the community, which will address homelessness, technology for supportive housing and community police engagement programs.

Track 6: FINANCING DEVELOPMENT
Sessions will address the strategies available to finance developments of all sizes.

Track 7: WOMEN AND BUSINESS
New this year! All attendees are invited to join us for a continental breakfast and session that addresses women in businesses. Hear about keys to a successful business and building business partnerships. This is an educational and networking opportunity open to all attendees and you do not want to miss it. Space is limited.

SESSIONS


Please note: Sessions subject to change.

NAHMA members may earn one continuing education credit for designated sessions, and we are seeking AICP Certification Maintenance credits for professional planners, AHPE CE credits toward renewal of the Rutgers Affordable Housing Professionals certificate and CLE Continuing Legal Education credits for New Jersey lawyers.


    • PLENARY SESSION
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
      Building Partnerships
      Room: Avalon Ballroom

      Credit: CM | 1.25

      Last year, our distinguished panelists shared Governor Phil Murphy’s vision for a stronger and fairer New Jersey by addressing housing and business needs. Join us today and hear how we are working with our partners in state government as well as other stakeholders to transform New Jersey. We are building partnerships and creating opportunities.

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    • Track 1: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Evictions
      Room: Avalon 21

      1 NAHMA Credit 

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits 

      Evictions can be challenging, but sometimes there are no other options. This session will explore the law and provide tools needed to navigate through the process.

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      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Funding Energy and Water Upgrades
      Room: Avalon 20

      1 NAHMA Credit

      CM | 1.25

      You have heard about energy efficiency programs, flood prevention and contaminants like lead in drinking water.  Learn how these issues affect your property and community, including their impacts on indoor air quality. Hear about economical solutions and how to identify funding to help realize better performing and healthier buildings.

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      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Medical Marijuana in Multi-Unit Properties
      Room: Avalon 25/26

      1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits  

      Hear an open discussion about issues relating to smoking medical marijuana and parallels between marijuana regulation and tobacco control policies. 

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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      What’s New in Property Management
      Room: Avalon 25/26

      1 NAHMA Credit

      NJHMFA is looking at ways to make it easier to do business with us. We are updating our regulatory requirements and streamlining submissions. Come hear about voucher submission tips, utility analysis and Enterprise Income Verification and penalties. We are here to answer your questions.

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    • Track 2: TRANSFORMING NEIGHBORHOODS
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Thriving Cities: A Report on the New Urban Agenda
      Room: Avalon 24

      1 NAHMA Credit

      CM | 1.25 

      The study offers a blueprint for solving challenges facing many of our large and small cities like infrastructure, homelessness, land use and economic growth. Hear from panelists on best practices used to achieve the goals and recommendations outlined in the report.

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      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Designing Urban Policy for A Thriving NJ: NJ Urban Mayors Association Addresses Policy Priorities
      Room: Avalon 18/19

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25

      New Jersey cities are not problems but solutions to invest in to create opportunities. Hear about policy recommendations and ideas that are happening in cities locally, regionally and around the country.

      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Hot Topics in Our Communities – Rapid Fire

      1 NAHMA Credit 

      CM | 1.25

      Attendees will learn of the latest news from the nonprofit, housing and economic development communities in five-minute presentations about what is hot in our communities.

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      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      New Uses for Old Spaces
      Room: Avalon 20

       1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits 

      CM | 1.25

      Vacant and abandoned properties can be major obstacles to community revitalization. Whether residential, commercial or formerly industrial, derelict structures often depress property values, promote crime, and reduce neighborhood quality of life. Hear firsthand from experienced professionals who have successfully transformed dilapidated and abandoned structures into community assets for the future – creating successful opportunities for retail, commercial and innovation spaces.

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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Fair Housing – Status Update/Panel Discussion
      Room: Avalon 20

      1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25 

      An update on what is happening with fair housing now that the settlements are winding down. What does the fair housing landscape look like moving forward? Panelists will discuss how a suburban municipality has been successful in providing affordable housing for its residents, and why a developer has chosen the affordable housing niche as a business model that serves a social and economic need.

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    • Track 3: COMMUNITIES FOR ALL AGES
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Supportive Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families: Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned
      Room: Avalon 20

      1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credit

      CM | 1.25

      This session focuses on supportive housing as a strategy to reduce child maltreatment and prevent family separation. Presenters will discuss: the role of supportive housing in child welfare; the components of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ Keeping Families Together Program, an innovative supportive housing model for vulnerable, child-welfare-involved families; strategies, successes and lessons learned from working across government agencies to facilitate housing for high-need families; the impact of the program on families’ housing stability, well-being and child welfare-involvement; and key considerations for evaluating supportive housing programs in the child welfare context.

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      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Affordable Housing for Millennials
      Room: Avalon 21

      1 NAHMA Credit

      CM | 1.25

      As the largest and most active group, millennials are shaping the future of the housing market toward the suburbs. Hear from experts regarding millennial housing trends and their impact on the single-family housing market. What impact does student loan debt have on affordability and where they can live? How do social media, green features and amenities contribute to a desirable environment? This session will provide answers to these and other questions to help you shape your business and investment strategies.

      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Innovative Solutions to New Jersey’s Senior Housing Issues
      Room: Avalon 24

      1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25

      A group of experts will discuss why focusing on housing and services for seniors is important in New Jersey and include concrete policy, housing and program examples.  Discussion will focus on stakeholders’ recommendations, opportunities for nursing home transitions, NJHMFA and QAP incentives for senior housing, the actual experience of developing senior housing in New Jersey, recent collaboration/advancements in the state and across the country, as well as perspective from a person with lived experience on the benefits of living in safe, affordable and accessible housing with services on-site (or in community).

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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Multigenerational Community
      Room: Avalon 21

      1 NAHMA Credit 

      CM | 1.25 

      This panel will bring together representatives to discuss millennials and seniors wanting to live in towns and cities that are safe, affordable and support a car-free lifestyle in New Jersey. Hear about the benefits and efforts underway to address communities of all ages.

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    • Track 4: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Anchor Institutions and the Innovation Economy
      Room: Avalon 18/19

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25

      The state’s premier anchor institutions, including higher education and hospital facilities, are planning for the future and the growing innovation economy. Hear from the experts about their plans to take innovation to the next level in New Jersey, and how the NJEDA’s Innovation Challenge Program is helping to drive innovative collaboration between municipalities and higher education.

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      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Regional Workforce Strategies to Advance Economic Development
      Room: Avalon 23

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      This panel session explores the potential for new, regionally-based workforce development strategies. Learn about the expansion of apprenticeships, technical and vocational programs, and collaborative efforts to prepare for the jobs of the future.

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      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Helping Small Businesses Thrive in New Jersey
      Room: Avalon 21

       CM | 1.25

      New Jersey is the home to many small businesses that are working tirelessly to keep up with larger retailers and businesses. What tools and resources are available to help small businesses thrive and achieve success in New Jersey? Learn about resources for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses and tools that can make the difference.

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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Reinventing the Suburbs
      Room: Avalon 23

      CM | 1.25 

      The suburbs of today present many unique challenges in a shifting corporate and residential landscape. As young workers continue to flock to major metropolitan job markets, they are often followed by companies finding it increasingly difficult to attract young and qualified talent in suburban settings. This session will explore the current challenges faced by suburbs and efforts to grow their appeal with companies and workers.

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    • Track 5: STRONGER, FAIRER AND HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Community Safety
      Room: Avalon 23

      1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits 

      CM | 1.25 

      Safety is fundamental to the health and vitality of communities. People need to know neighborhoods are safe and that they can live without fear. Safety is also critical to attracting community-minded businesses and keeping residents engaged with their neighborhoods. When communities are safe, local economies can flourish.  Learn how LISC is addressing community safety issues nationwide with targeted programming and partnerships.

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      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Supportive Housing and Assistive Technology
      Room: Avalon 24

      1 NAHMA Credit

      CM | 1.25

      Hear how assistive technology services support individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities live more independently and how to utilize public-private partnerships to support independent living in supportive housing.

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      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Social Determinants of Health and Economic Development
      Room: Avalon 18/19
      This panel examines ways to strengthen communities and families by incorporating policies that increase health equity into housing and economic development strategies. By planning to assess and address social determinants of health in our communities, individual projects, neighborhoods and municipalities can increase the impact of their investments in housing and neighborhood revitalization and bring both health and economic benefits to New Jersey families. Learn from policymakers and on-the-ground implementers about how to incorporate health strategies into affordable housing and economic development plans.
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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Addressing Homelessness in New Jersey
      Room: Avalon 24

      1 NAHMA Credit 

      CM | 1.25

      The Governor has invested funds to create a new office to help ensure that everyone in New Jersey has a safe place to reside. Hear about the direction of the new office as well as innovative models already underway.

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    • Track 6: FINANCING DEVELOPMENT
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
      Opportunity Zones – Investing in Underserved Communities
      Room: Avalon 25/26

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25

      Last year you heard about the new Opportunity Zone Program. Now hear from private investors on how they reinvested their capital gains in low-income communities and what they have been able to achieve to stimulate investment through tax incentives.

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      2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
      Finding the Right Tools for Small Projects
      Room: Avalon 25/26

      CM | 1.25

      This workshop will provide a case study from start to finish of a small development (5-25 unit) project and ways to utilize the tools available from the nonprofit and state entities.

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      4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
      The Making of a Capital Stack
      Room: Avalon 23

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25 

      The most challenging aspect of development in today’s economic climate is the successful structure of the capital stack. The key to building a profitable capital stack is the ability to effectively leverage multiple funding sources. In this session, you will learn strategies and how to utilize funding sources to create developments that have positively benefitted communities.

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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      From Credits to Equity
      Room: Avalon 18/19

      1 NAHMA Credit

      Seeking 1.5 CLE Credits

      CM | 1.25

      State and federal governments use tax credits [Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Historic Rehabilitation and New Market Tax Credits (NMTC)] to encourage development in communities. Hear ways to bridge the gap by creating equity if you have high loan-to-value ratios when trying to develop affordable housing, historic rehabilitation and commercial development in underserved or distressed areas.

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    • Track 7: WOMEN AND BUSINESS
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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
      The Keys to a Successful Business by Public/Private Partnerships – Continental Breakfast
      Room: Avalon Ballroom

      CM | 1.25

      Margaret “Marty” Gillis, Owner/Operator of McDonald’s Corporation in New Jersey and Adenah Bayoh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adenah Bayoh and Companies, will both talk about strategic planning, business management, economic development and public partnership. There will also be a Q&A.

      9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Business Partnerships 101
      Room: Avalon Ballroom
      The panel will address the nuts and bolts to succeeding in business by addressing the procurement process, support network ideas, and other topics that are important to the long-term success in operating a business and partnerships.
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    • BUS TOUR
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      Monday, September 16, 2019

      2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
      BUS TOUR
      Room: Avalon Ballroom
      Hop on our bus tour to experience a true fusion of housing and economic development taking place in Atlantic City and surrounding area. Hop off and explore how innovation is taking off. You will love what we have planned for you this year!  

    • INTEGRATED DISBURSEMENT & INFORMATION SYSTEM (IDIS)
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      Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
      IDIS Roundtable Discussion
      Room: Avalon Ballroom
      Everything you wanted to know about IDIS but were afraid to ask! Find out what’s new in the Integrated Disbursement Information System for CDBG, ESG and HOME programs. Learn about the revised matrix code and bring your IDIS problems to this question and answer session.
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