Strengthening Cities, Communities, and Homes Summit

April 9 and 10, 2014 - Proctor Theater - Schenectady, NY

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Schenectady, NY - HUD, Gary McCarthy, Mayor of the City of Schenectady, as well as the cities of Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Amsterdam, will host the Strengthening Cities, Communities, and Homes Summit, to bring together all housing partners in federal, state, and local governments, as well as realtors, financial institutions, community developers, non-profits, housing counselors, advocates, and educators to discuss how to use available resources to optimize housing options for millions of residents in the Capitol Region.

To make the most of the housing recovery, the Strengthening Cities, Communities, and Homes Summit will gather the best and the brightest from the Capital Region and the Nation’s Capital to work closer together, discuss best practices, and pool resources so that area communities can continue the upward trend so necessary in providing decent, affordable housing that will enable families to thrive.

The event will feature morning and afternoon concurrent breakout sessions on housing and finance related issues such as: federal, state, and local housing programs; fair housing; the principles of homeownership, home sales and realty; multifamily development, rural housing, mortgage financing; homelessness, veteran homelessness and services; community planning and development; health services; substance abuse resources; and housing counseling.

WHAT: The Strengthening Cities, Communities and Homes Summit
COSPONSORS: City of Schenectady and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HOSTS: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Mayor of Schenectady Gary McCarthy
Mayor of Albany Kathy Sheehan
Mayor of Amsterdam Ann M. Thane
Mayor of Saratoga Springs Joanne D. Yepsen
Mayor of Troy Lou Rosamilia
Sara Pratt, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing
Biniam Gebre, HUD General Deputy Assistant Secretary for FHA  
NYS Commissioner / CEO Homes and Community Renewal Daryl C. Towns
Mayor of Schenectady Gary McCarthy
Julie A. Shaffer, Director, HUD Philadelphia Homeownership Center
WHEN: April 10, 2014, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
There will be kick-off cocktail reception on the evening of April 9th
WHERE: Proctors Theater
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Participating organizations include: NYS Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Association of Realtors, Homestead Funding Corp., Albany Realty Group, Prudential Manor Homes, Mortgage Bankers Association of Northeastern NY, SEFCU Mortgage Services, Schenectady YMCA, Key Bank.

Participating non-profits include: Neighborworks America, LISC NY, Supportive Housing Network of NY, Housing Initiatives, NYS Rural Housing Coalition, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of NYS, PathStone Enterprise Center, TRIP - Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.

Participating government agencies include: HUD Albany Field Office, HUD Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD Homeownership Center, USDA, VA, USCIH, HHS, SAMHSA, MBANENY, NYS OMH, HCR, OTDA, OASAS, OPWDD, Stratton VA Medical Center

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