Successful Models for Converting City-Held Property Into Affordable Housing

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The lack of affordable housing and the crisis it presents to the fabric of communities is no secret. With dwindling resources and increased demand, the need to capitalize on the opportunities presented by municipally held properties is increasingly important. In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, more cities began venturing into the realm of solving the dual problems of foreclosures and the need for affordable housing. Nearly a decade later, local leaders have the opportunity to learn from models that have established nationally recognized best practices. Who are trusted leaders your city can partner with? What type of housing is possible? Who should it serve? Learn how you can lead your city to better meet the growing housing needs of people ranging from teachers, police, and firefighters to seniors, the disabled, and other special needs populations.

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