Tuesday, March 1

11:30a.m. - Opening plenary - Davidson Ballroom

Plenary speaker: Christopher Ptomey, Executive Director - ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing

Click here for Chris' PowerPoint presentation.

1:30p.m - Breakout Sessions

Tennessee's Best - Regional Impact nominee presentations - Room 208A
Hear about this year’s nominees’ successes directly from them. Winners will be announced at the Awards Program on the 2nd Day.
Click here to see the list of nominees.

Presentation PowerPoints:
The State of Affordable Housing in Tennessee: A Glance at the Regions Over Time
Volunteer Ministry Center
Urban Housing Solutions

Panelists: Dr. Troy White - MDHA Nashville, Kelsey Oesmann - Urban Housing Solutions, Dr. Bruce Spangler - Volunteer Ministry Center

    Keeping Pace with Digital Innovation in Real Estate and Mortgage Industries- Room 208B
    Presentation resources:
    Industry Efforts to Bring Consistency to Affordable Housing Programs - Specialty Mortgage Product Solutions
    Total eClose - DocMagic PowerPoint
    Elite Digital Mortgage Consulting PowerPoint

    Hear from industry professionals about strategies to enhance lender operational processes, ways to move your organization forward with digital transformation, and how real estate trends may impact available inventory and help secure offers.

    Panelists: Dottie Sheppick - Specialty Mortgage Product Solutions, Kesa Fowler, Ron Crowe - Elite Digital Mortgage Consulting, Dan McGrew - DocMagic, Jay Nelson - eXp Realty

    Strategies for Stabilizing Multi-Family Housing for Tenants - 209A-C
    Presentation resources:
    Public Funding and Private Philanthropy Partnerships - McNabb Center
    Housing for Tennesseans with Disabilities: Barriers and Policy Options - TN Disability Coalition
    Legal Aid PowerPoint

    Explore how developers, courts, property management, supportive services and community resources can partner to provide enhanced stability for tenants.

    Panelists: Jeff Strand - Tennessee Disability Coalition, Zac Oswald - Legal Aid, Houston Smelcer - McNabb Center and the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation

      Educational Track 8 hours of Training for Loan Officers
      Course ID: 13659 8-hour SAFE Comprehensive: Mortgage Law and Competency
      Provider ID: 1405071 Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association

        3:15p.m. - Breakout Sessions

        Tennessee's Best - Neighborhood Stabilization presentations - Room 208A
        Hear about this year’s nominees’ successes directly from them. Winners will be announced at the Awards Program on the 2nd Day.

        Presentation PowerPoints:
        HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program
        The Works, Inc.
        Jackson Housing Authority

        Panelists: Mark Reid - Jackson Housing Authority, Ronald Tillman, Roshun Austin - The Works, Inc.

          Rural Housing - Strategies to Increase Housing Inventory - Room 209A-C
          Presentation resources:
          USDA RD and TN ECD Joint Panel on Developing infrastructure and site development

          USDA-RD and TN ECD Joint Panel on developing infrastructure and site development to bridge gaps with state and federal partners to expand development in rural Tennessee

          Speaker: Lindy Turner - Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.

          Disparities in Homeownership - Bridging the Wealth Divide - Room 208B

          Hear from industry experts to learn strategies for successful initiatives for creating pathways to change perspectives around minority and low and moderate-income homeownership.

          Panelists: Marcia Griffin - HomeFree-USA, Steve O'Connor - Mortgage Bankers Association, Pete Carroll - CoreLogic, Lakesha Williams - Truist, Tiffany Searcy Wright - FirstBank

          4:45 - 6:00p.m. - Reception and STAR awards - Vendor area

          Wednesday, March 2

          8:00a.m. - Breakfast Plenary - Davidson Ballroom

          Tennessee's Best Awards and Keynote Speakers Joaquin Altoro - USDA Rural Housing Services

          10:45a.m. - Breakout Sessions

          Moving Beyond the Traditional Funding Pillars for Multi-Family Development - Room 209A-C
          Presentation resources:
          FHLB PowerPoint

          Developers are increasingly finding it hard to fill the gap left between equity and the income that will support the mortgage. Hear from syndicators, bankers and multi-family experts on ways to bridge that gap with other sources.

          Panelists: Dawn Grace - FHLB Cincinnati, David Urban - RBC Community Investments, Bryan Keller - RubinBrown, Brandon Watkins

            Developing Partnerships to Find Land for Affordable Housing - Room 208A
            Presentation resources:
            Finding Land Through Impact Driven Partnerships - Holladay Ventures
            Developing Partnerships to Find Land for Affordable Housing - Healthy Community

            One of the largest barriers to building affordable housing is acquiring the land on which to build it. Learn how to partner with cities, banks and others to find, acquire and develop the land necessary to meet the need for more affordable housing.

            Panelists: Alvin Nance - LHP Development, Hal Crocker - HCB Development Corp, Evan Holladay -Holladay Ventures

              Overcoming Impediments to Fair Housing - Room 208B
              Presentation resources:
              Information on Nashville/Davidson County L.E.G.A.C.Y. Housing Resource Diversionary Court & Program
              Laura Swanson (THDA) PowerPoint
              NFHA PowerPoint, Part 1
              NFHA PowerPoint, Part 1

              Every Tennessean should have the opportunity to flourish and live in communities that are caring and inclusive. Learn about Fair Housing’s hurdles and strategies for removing those barriers.

              Panelists: Laurie Benner - National Fair Housing Alliance, Dhathri Chunduru - TN Housing Development Agency, Judge Rachel L. Bell - General Sessions Judge, Division VIII (8), Music City Community Court (L.E.G.A.C.Y. Housing Resource Diversionary Court & Program

                Conversation Pits - Multiple topics

                TN Disability Pathfinder - facilitators Lauren Pearcy and Megan Hart

                Hot topics & New Developments for USDA

                THDA 101 Basics

                12:00p.m. - Lunch to Go - Session rooms hallway

                See you at the next conference!