2017 Events

  4th Annual Arizona Housing Alliance and the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities
  Conference 3/29/17, Mesa AZ "Building Communities of Health and Opportunity"

This year's conference held a special emphasis on building communities of health and opportunity. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Manuel Pastor from the University of Southern California, addressed the audience from his most recent book, Equity, Growth and Community, and explore demographic shifts, economic challenges, and the future for community development and healthy communities.  Interactive sessions were held where attendees learned new narratives that stress the centrality of equity, new skills that bridge gaps by place and race, and new approaches to creating and sustaining healthy communities.

Dr. Manual Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern CA
Demographic Shifts, Economic Challenges, and the Future of Healthy Communities of Opportunity
Michael Soto, Economic Equity Policy Manager, Arizona Community Action Association
Understanding Structural Oppression & Healthy Equity

Scott Smith, CEO, Valley Metro
Connecting Communities To Opportunity
Using Fair Housing to Achieve Health Equity - Panelists:
Arlie Adkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Arizona
Woo Kim, AICP, Senior Associate, Wallace Robert & Todd
Jay Young, Executive Director, Southwest Fair Housing Council
Where Do We Go From Here?
Serena Unrein, Director, Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities
Jon Ford, Director, Communications, Vitalyst Health Foundation

2016 Events

Affordable Home-Buying in Arizona:  Fact or Fiction? - 09/19/16, Phoenix AZ
Buying a home remains a challenge for many people, despite the Valley’s ranking as second best in a recent study on the most affordable markets.  That’s why a group gathered in Phoenix on Thursday to share ways to increase home ownership among low- to- moderate income families.  The event, cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Arizona Housing Alliance and the Hispanic Association of Real Estate Professionals, also featured a panel on state and federal programs designed to increase home ownership.

Co-sponsors contact information.
Catherine Reagor, Real Estate Reporter, The Arizona Republic -
Metro Phoenix Housing Market - Back from the Crash
  The Arizona Republic E-Edition Article

Dirk Swift, Arizona Department of Housing -
HomePlus Program Info:
Katie Yager, USDA, Rural Development -
Rural Housing Service
Erik Nore, Director, Affordable Lending - HFA Engagement, Freddie Mac -
Expanding Ownership
Irise Tam Bailey, Community Lending, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco -
WISH and IDEA Program
  NPR Story - prepared by KJZZ  91.5 FM w/audio video

Arizona Housing Alliance Members Meeting / Lunch - 06/29/16, Prescott AZ

Information about current housing issues in Northern Arizona covering data on housing issues in North Central Arizona.  Presentations from The Coalition for Compassion and Justice shared successes and development opportunities on Home Repair and Second Chance Housing Programs.


Advocacy / Messaging to the Community - Homelessness and Affordable Housing Needs
- Joan Serviss, Executive Director, Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness

Member Meeting Group Photo


3rd Annual Healthy Communities Conference - 03/23/16, Mesa AZ

  Keynote Speaker, Nick Macchione - Winning on Wellness: How Collective Impact Builds Healthier, Safe and Thriving Communities

Harvey Grady, Yavapai Food Policy Council
  Dave Laney, Arizona Healthfields Initiative
  Irene Ogata, Tucson Green Street
  Tom Betlach, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  Brian Fellows, Amec Foster Wheeler
  Ian Galloway, Pay for Success
  Jay Harrison, Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future
  Paul Minnick, The Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunities Index
  Serena Unrein, Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities - Year Two of the Partnership
  3rd Annual Arizona Healthy Communities Conference Photos

Mobile Homes Working Group Meetings, Jan - Jun 2016, Phoenix AZ
Mobile homes in Arizona are becoming a vanishing source of affordable housing as many parks across the states are sold or closed.  Mobile home owners may own their trailers but not the land beneath them.  As our economy improves, many parks owners are looking to cash in on rising land values.  The Arizona Housing Alliance is coordinating a series of meetings where the Working Group Committees will meet to study the scope of the problem and identify potential issues and solutions.
 MHWG Proposed Categories / Committee
   MHWG List of Participants
  AZ Mobile Home Parks Study Executive Summary
   Then and Now, The History of the Manufactured Home Study

Arizona's Revenues and Spending:  Where We've Been and Where We're Headed, Children's Action Alliance, with Karen McLaughlin, Director of Budget and Research - 01-06-16, Phoenix AZ
MA view and breakdown how the budget was balanced during the recession, what was cut and what was eliminated, what drive happened last legislative session, and where we are today.

 Arizona's Revenue and Spending presentations
   Arizona State Budget Outlook 2016

2015 Events

Housing Counseling - Arizona Round table with Sarah Gerecke - 11/18/15, Phoenix AZ
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Arizona Office and HUD's Office of Housing Counseling held a "round table" discussion of housing counseling issues.

     AZ Round table presentation from Sarah Gerecke, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Housing Counseling
     Attendees Group Photo

Arizona Affordable Housing Summit - 06/18/15, Phoenix AZ
The summit provided insights and potential solutions to the affordability gap that exists both for renters and potential homeowners, as well as an overview of the Arizona housing market.

       Richard Nisenson, Economics & Policy Analysis Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency - Economic and Housing Update in Arizona
  Office of the Arizona Attorney General, Civil Rights Consumer Protection and Advocacy - Protecting Arizonans
  Zeeda Daniele, Fannie Mae - Tools and resources for industry professionals that support Access to Credit for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Arizona Housing Alliance Members Meeting / Lunch - 06/05/15, Flagstaff AZ
Information about current housing issues in Northern Arizona covering data on housing issues in Navajo, Apache, Coconino, Yavapai and Mohave counties were presented.

       Affordable Housing Data in Northern Arizona - Val Iverson, Executive Director, AZ Housing Alliance
  Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act - Aneva Yazzie, CEO Navajo Housing Authority
  Affordable Housing Bond Fund Programs - Marcos Ysmael, Community Development Housing Planner III, Pima County Housing Center

Getting to Know the Housing Trust Fund - 04/30/15
Special Advisor Ed Gramlich at the National Low Income Housing Coalition and a renowned expert on the NHTF, provided detailed information on what you need to know to prepare for the first NHTF dollars coming to Arizona in early 2016.

  Getting to Know the Housing Trust Fund presentation                                                                                    

2nd Annual Healthy Communities Conference - 03/25/15, Mesa AZ

Dr. John Cook - A Simple Prescription for Children's Health: Stable Housing and Healthy Food
  Alisa Sanders - LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services
Housing and Health Care: Partners in Healthy Aging VIDEO
Alex Gutierrez - Built Environment and Health in Low-Income Communities
Sara Dechter and Martin Ince - How Place-making and Multimodal Planning Contribute to a Healthy Community
Leslie Ethan - Star Community Sustainability Rating System
  Colby Dailey - Changing Communities to Build a Culture of Health
The Build Healthy Places Network VIDEO
Elizabeth Sobel Blum - Opportunities for Collaboration Between Sectors
CJ Eisenbarth Hager - Partnering with Nonprofit Hospitals: Understanding the Community Benefit Requirements
Serena Unrein - Opportunities for Collaboration Between Sectors

2014 Events

Arizona Housing Market Update Event - 10/29/14
"Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?" The Arizona Housing Alliance and the Arizona Foreclosure Prevention Task Force in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF), an event to learn about the current housing market condition in Arizona including information on vital social and economic indicators.  Presentation by FRBSF researchers about single family and multifamily housing stats, prices, and trends, foreclosure updates, and changed in housing tenure and type in Arizona.

  Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - AZ Housing and Labor Market Trends presentation

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy - 10/08/14
Navigating the Maze of Homeownership Advocacy - Continued Education Program in partnership with the ASU Homeowner Advocacy Project and the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, training on topics of foreclosure triage, acquisition of secured property and cancellation of debt, housing continuum, mortgage settlement funds and other programs - an interactive panel discussions led by professional specialists.

  HOA and Tax Lien Issues                                                                                                                     
  1099 A / C - Acquisition of Abandonment of Secured Property an Cancellation of Debt
  UMOM New Day Center, Mattie Lord
  Arizona Mortgage Relief Fund Program Overview

Arizona Housing Alliance - Rental Housing Training - 05/28/14
Asset Management - Investor, Owner, Property, Manager Points of View
The Arizona Housing provided a training on Asset Management from the perspectives of the Investor partner, the real estate developer, and the property management professionals.

Multi-Family Asset Management Presentations                                                                                                                     
LPA Pages
Debt Size Calculator
Unit Mix and Set-Aside Map - Pre Lease-Up
Final Applicable Fraction and Next Available Unit Report and Info
AHIC Risk Rating Guidelines
  Presenters Contact Info and Bios
Jaime Avery - / Ofc# 818-449-5802
Cynthia Boston - / Ofc# 602-705-4403

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy - Housing Counseling Training -
Down Payment Assistance Programs Overview - 04/22/14, Phoenix AZ
Representatives from various Federal, State, Local and Financial Institutions presented Down Payment Assistance programs for Arizona.

  First Time Homebuyer - Down Payment Assistance Program - AZ (Booklet) as of 04/22/14

  Arizona Healthy Communities Conference - 03/19/14
  The Intersection of Health and Community Development

Dr. Douglas Jutte, Executive Director, National Partnership for Community Development and Health and Assistant Professor, University of CA, Berkeley School of Public Health
Lupita Banuelos, Community Outreach Specialist, Navajo County Public Health Services
Yael Lehmann, Executive Director - The Food Trust
Everyone Deserves Access VIDEO
Emily Yetman, Executive Director - Living Street Alliance
Nanette Slusser, Assistant County Administrator - Pima County
Alan Stephenson, Interim Planning Director - City of Phoenix
John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Stephen Hastings, Chief of Real Estate Services, Foundation for Senior Living

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy - Housing Counseling Training - 02/03/14
Fair Housing 101 - The Basics, and Landlord & Tenant - Rental Agreement
Presentations offered an historical overview and instruction regarding fair housing laws.  It also addressed the rights, responsibilities, and remedies of tenants and landlords as outline under the Arizona Residential Landlord & Tenant Act (LLTA).

  Fair Housing 101 - The Basics
  Landlord & Tenant - Rental Agreement                                                                                                     

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy - Developers Training - 01/23/14
Hot Topics in Affordable Rental Housing Finance:  Presentations from experts at Ballard Spahr, LLP, with more than 500 attorneys in 14 offices providing results-driven counsel and exceptional service in Litigation, Business and Finance, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Public Finance.

Exploring the Advantages of EB-5 Financing - how the U.S. Citizen's and Immigration Services EB-5 Immigrant Investor program can be used to create housing.
HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program - proven financing tools to be applied to at-risk public and assisted housing.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Servicing Rules Training - 01/10/14
CFPB will help you find FREE foreclosure help, information about how our rules affect your mortgage, or advice on getting a good mortgage.  Get answers to your mortgage questions.

This event was a training for housing counselors, legal aid attorneys, and other advocates on the new mortgage servicing rules that take effect today January 10, 2014.

2013 Events

Arizona Housing Alliance Annual Meeting / Lunch - 09/19/13
Framing Home:  Lessons Learned from a Decade of Progress

Michael Anderson, Housing Trust Fund Project at the Center for Community Change
Summarizes 10 years of affordable housing public opinion research to help you make the case of r a housing trust fund.

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy Annual Policy Seminar - 05/17/13
Where Do We Go From Here?  Building Momentum for Resilient Communities

  Dr. Eugene Aleman, Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo                                                          
Still Healing from the Great Recession
  Dr. Sheila Harris, Principal, Sheila D. Harris Consulting Services
Home Matters for Arizona
  David Brown, Executive Director, National NeighborWorks Association
Home Matters: Learn About and Join the Movement

2012 Events

Arizona Housing Alliance Annual Meeting / Lunch - 10/03/12
The Future of Housing Finance Reform

David Min, UC Irvine School of Law, is an authority on financial markets regulation and policy.  Mr Min makes recommendations on the reform of the US housing finance system.

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy Annual Policy Seminar - 03/22/12
Affordable Housing Impact:  Breaking Barriers, Creating Jobs, Stabilizing Neighborhoods

  Dr. Eugene Aleman, Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo                                                           
The U.S. Economy "The Recovery is Underway, But It Will Be Slow"
  Matthew Perrenod, Chief Lending Office, Housing Partnership Network
Recycling REO:  Disposition Strategies in the Continuing Crisis

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy - 02/22/12
Advocacy in a New Funding Environment More Critical Than Ever

Dave Brown, Executive Director of National NeighborWorks Association.
Explains how to meet with your members of Congress and why your voice as a practitioner-constituent is so powerful regardless of which side of the aisle represents your community.

2011 Events

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy:  Managing Utility Allowance Expenses - 11/01/11

Rex Fithian, Diamond Property Consultants, Inc.
Helps you understand the impact that utility allowance expenses have on your cash flow as well as your overall financial performance.

Arizona Housing Alliance Annual Meeting / Lunch - 09/22/11
Arizona 2050:  Housing the Next Generation, Building the Next Economy

Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink
Advances economic and social equity by connecting the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper.

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy Annual Policy Seminar - 02/25/11
Affordable Housing Preservation Summit

  Vince O'Donnell, Vice President of Preservation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Preservation Challenges, Resources and Issues
  Tracy Kaufman, Director of National Preservation Initiatives, National Housing Trust
State and Local Preservation Efforts
  Val Iverson, Executive Director, Arizona Housing Alliance
At-Risk Federally Subsidized Properties in Arizona

Arizona Housing Alliance Academy Webinar:  Anatomy of a New Markets Tax Credit Transaction

Mark Maichel, Ballard Spahr
This presentation reviewed the basics of the NMTC, the types of businesses and real estate projects that can be financed with NMTCs, and the economic and structural issues encountered in combining NMTCs and Historic Tax Credits.
Wayne Hykan, Ballard Spahr
Combining the New Market Tax Credit with Rehabilitation Tax Credit and the Energy Tax Credits.


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