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This symposium will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities of creating affordable housing solutions for the rural workforce. Participants will learn about innovative models that are tailored to the specific needs of rural communities. With a focus on community-driven solutions, the workshop will feature expert speakers who will share their experiences and best practices for developing effective workforce housing programs. Discover cutting-edge solutions for a range of workforce groups, utilizing innovative construction, funding sources, and partnerships to break down barriers and create thriving communities. Explore new approaches for homebuyer development, rental development, and more, while networking with developers, community leaders, and subject matter experts. Explore new approaches for homebuyer development, rental development, and more, while networking with developers, community leaders, and subject matter experts to make a lasting impact. By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained valuable insights and tools to help them create more effective workforce housing solutions that can make a lasting impact in rural communities.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour Sevier County workforce housing units, which serve local tourism workers at Dollywood and in the Great Smoky Mountains, and learn valuable insights for creating affordable housing solutions in their own communities.
We hope that this symposium will be a catalyst for meaningful change. As you may know, Dolly Parton is a proud resident of the Smoky Mountains, and her commitment to improving the lives of those around her has been unwavering. One of her most beloved initiatives is the Imagination Library, which provides free books to children from birth to age five, regardless of their family’s income. We will be collecting age-appropriate books at the registration desk onsite. We would like to invite you to support this worthy cause by donating a book or two to the Imagination Library. Your contribution will help ensure that every child in East Tennessee has access to the tools they need to build a bright future. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to making a positive impact in our community.
Space is limited to staff of nonprofits, tribal organizations, and local governmental agencies in rural communities working on affordable housing activities.
HAC has reserved a room block at the River Terrace Resort and Convention Center for $130-$161 plus tax per night and is available on a first come, first serve basis. please use this link to register for the special rate, https://resort.to/HAC.
Attendees are required to make their own travel and hotel accommodations. The River Terrace Resort and Convention Center is at 240 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN.
HAC COVID Policy
Please review HAC’s COVID Policy for in-person events prior to registering.
This initiative is funded through generous support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Rural Capacity Building Program and USDA Rural Development – Rural Community Development Initiative.
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