Wednesday, October 12
These discussions will offer attendees the opportunity to network, share information, and gather ideas.
Energy Awareness: Introduction to Building Science
Learn how home energy efficiency and comfort are affected by the building envelope, insulation, and the quality of design and installation of the heating and cooling systems.
Homeownership Counseling and Education: Loss Mitigation for Counselors
Designed for counseling agencies and counselors participating in comprehensive loss mitigation and the Unemployment Bridge Program. Counselors will share best practices and experiences.
Homeownership Mortgage Lending: Maximizing Homeownership Programs in Today’s Market–FHA
Learn how FHA programs can maximize the home buying process, hear the experts discuss the latest updates and program requirements, and get your questions answered.
Housing Finance and Construction–Homeownership Production: Getting It Right/What NOT to Do
Hear from experts on what works and what does not when using federal and state funds to develop affordable housing.
Housing Finance and Construction–Rental Production: Qualified Allocation Plan Developers Forum
Come to the first discussion in a series on the development of the 2013 Qualified Allocation Plan for Kentucky Housing Corporation’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.
Specialized Housing Resources: Housing First--A New Approach to Solving Homelessness
Members of the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness will provide an overview of the Housing First model as a solution to homelessness, including what the program could mean for Kentucky.
Bonus: Housing Choice Voucher to Homeownership Program
Explore the key steps of this program, which helps Section 8 rental assistance recipients become Family Self-Sufficiency graduates and homeowners.
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Judge Jeff Choate, Founder of Foothills Academy in Albany, Kentucky
While working as a judge for the state of Kentucky, Judge Choate realized the need for a place to help the many troubled youth he saw while presiding as a judge. Foothills Academy is a thriving treatment center for 13- to 18-year-old males. Foothills Academy believes in instilling a sense of pride in their clients by teaching independent living skills, including laundry, cleaning their house and rooms, taking part in physical training, and maintaining the beauty of the campus. Participants also receive individual, group, family, drug, and alcohol counseling, as well as anger and behavior management. It is Foothills Academy’s belief that everyone, including counselors, line staff, and maintenance personnel, are responsible for helping these young men make a better life for themselves.
Exhibit Booth Showcase
Take part in the Exhibit Showcase drawing and win great prizes! You will receive a card in your registration packet. Get your card stamped by each exhibitor and return it to the conference registration desk by 10 a.m., Thursday, October 13, to be eligible for the drawing. Several winning names will be drawn at the lunch on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Bluegrass Ballroom, and you could be one of them!
Energy Awareness: Is Your Home Making You Sick?
Find out how health problems can be related to home energy efficiency and how to make cost-effective improvements to resolve these issues.
Homeownership Counseling and Education: Unemployment Bridge Program
Hear a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of the newest tool to fight mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures due to unemployment and reduction of income. Gain insight into the process as relayed by KHC’s Underwriting and Closing representatives.
Homeownership Mortgage Lending: Maximizing Homeownership Programs in Today’s Market–RHS and VA
Learn how RHS and VA programs can maximize the home buying process, hear the experts discuss the latest updates and program requirements, and get your questions answered.
Housing Finance and Construction–Homeownership Production: Case Management for Low-Income Home Buyers
Low-income home buyers have needs that differ from higher-income buyers. Learn about these differences and how you can offer the best case management and counseling for the low-income buyer.
Housing Finance and Construction–Rental Production: Introduction to Affordable Energy Efficiency
Learn about the challenges and best practice solutions to providing energy-efficient housing to low-income clients, as well as an overview of funding sources available to affordable housing developers.
Specialized Housing Resources: Data Quality--Necessary, Needed, Now!
The federal government requires funding recipients to track funds and the administration of these funds. By using the Homeless Management Information System to track funds, clients, and services agencies can ensure compliance of the grant or program.
Bonus: Structuring a Short Sale
Find out the requirements and guidelines for getting a short sale approved for RHS, VA, FHA, and Fannie Mae loans.
Energy Awareness: Nonprofits Working in Energy Efficiency
Hear how nonprofit organizations across the state are embracing energy efficiency. This panel discussion will review the challenges and opportunities of this rapidly developing field.
Homeownership Counseling and Education: Working without HUD Funding
This workshop is for counseling agencies that previously received HUD or KHC funding for counseling activities. Counselors will learn the new funding strategy to counsel clients into new homes and the credit worthiness standard and how it determines the number of counseling sessions per client.
Homeownership Mortgage Lending: KHC Homeownership Program Updates
Learn what’s new with KHC’s homeownership programs and have your MRB, secondary market, and MCC questions answered.
Housing Finance and Construction–Homeownership Production: Board Development, Expectations, and Responsibilities
Boards should provide direction and guidance for your organization, not just be a rubber stamp. Learn how to strengthen and make your board more effective.
Housing Finance and Construction–Rental Production: Case Studies in Affordable Energy Efficiency
Hear about projects that have utilized energy efficient and green-building techniques to create environmentally responsible housing.
Specialized Housing Resources: Following the Footsteps of Recovery--A Tour of the George M. Privett Center
The staff and clients of the George M. Privett Center, a new recovery center for men and part of the Hope Center, will provide tours of the facility, as they explain the program and the recovery process.
Bonus: Advocacy--How You Can Play a Role
Amanda Krusemark, program and policy associate at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, will discuss key points to empower attendees to contact their congressional delegation or other local or state elected officials.
Thursday, October 13
Energy Awareness: KY Home Performance 101
Learn how Kentucky’s statewide Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program is introducing the whole-house concept to building professionals and helping homeowners finance and obtain quality, energy-efficient improvements.
Homeownership Counseling and Education: Unemployment Bridge Program (Repeated)
Homeownership Mortgage Lending: Everything You Wanted to Know About Credit Scores
A person’s credit score can make the difference in receiving approval for a mortgage loan. This session explores what goes into a credit score, how to correct credit report errors, ways to boost a credit score, and how to avoid credit repair fraud.
Housing Finance and Construction–Homeownership Production: Leveraging Other Funds
Receive information on getting your city and counties involved in producing affordable homeownership opportunities.
Housing Finance and Construction–Rental Production: Relocation Training
If your HUD funded program or project requires the acquisition of real estate or displaces persons from their homes, businesses or farms, this session will provide you with critical information on how your HUD-funded project may be impacted by federal laws.
Specialized Housing Resources: Potholes in Programs--Fix Them, Avoid Them, or Run Over Them!
Like a pothole in the road, do you avoid, go around, run over, or fix problems in your programs? This session will explore past problem situations and solutions from various programs administered by KHC and partner agencies.
Bonus: Predatory Lending in Kentucky
Learn how the payday lending industry preys on low-income individuals and what advocates have been doing to cap this industry practice that is difficult to stop and has long-term consequences.
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Energy Awareness: KY Home Performance Program Update
Find out more about the challenges and opportunities for building professionals expanding the traditional scope of services into whole-house performance contracting.
Homeownership Counseling and Education: Loss Mitigation for Counselors (Repeated)
Homeownership Mortgage Lending: Federal Legislative Update
Learn what’s new with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, qualifying residential mortgages, lender compensation, the state of the mortgage industry, and what is in store for the future.
Housing Finance and Construction–Homeownership Production: Growing Your Nonprofit Agency
Being a nonprofit in today’s economy is tough. Learn how to grow your agency to prepare for funding opportunities and find your niche in this market.
Housing Finance and Construction–Rental Production: Relocation Training (Continued)
Specialized Housing Resources: Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act Changes and Statewide Continuum of Care (CoC) Meeting*
The first hour of this session will discuss features, regulations, and requirements of the federal HEARTH Act. The second half will be the statewide CoC meeting. All CoC members and those interested in the CoC are invited to attend.
* Please note: This session will end at 5 p.m.