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Housing Seniors and Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services

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Housing Seniors and Veterans in Rural America: Preservation, Development and Services

Start Date: August 28, 2013
End Date: August 29, 2013
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Registration: https://www.regonline.com/SeniorCouncilBluffs

Agenda and Materials:
All of the presentations from this event can be viewed on Slideshare by searching for the event code, HACCB13

Day One: August 28

1:00 – 2:00 pm Welcome

Moises Loza, Housing Assistance Council
Shannon Strickler, LeadingAge Iowa

Opening Address
U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Iowa )

2:00 – 2:45 pm Housing Vulnerable Populations

  • Demographics of Seniors and Veterans in Rural Areas
    Keith Wiley, Housing Assistance Council – Presentation

3:00 –4:45 pm Resources and Outlook for Senior and Veteran Housing Programs

Moderator, Nicole Opfer, Housing Assistance Council

Shannon Chase, Housing Program Director, USDA Rural Development
Steve Eggleston, Iowa Field Office Director, HUD and Earl Redrick, Nebraska Field Office Director, HUD – Presentation
Stacy Snyder, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines – Presentation

Day Two: August 29

9:00–11:20 Programs for Senior and Veteran Homeowners

  • Case Study: Using USDA Section 504 and Other Home Repair Programs – Overview

Rozann Downing, Community Action Network – Presentation

  • Services for Seniors at Home

Jane Erickson, Iowa Department of Aging – Presentation
Barbara Morrison, Connections Area Agency on Aging – Presentation

  • Case Study: Building a Community for Veterans

Retha Patton, Eastern Eight CDC – Presentation

11:20–12:00 PM Serving Homeless Veterans

Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – Presentation

1:00 – 2:20 pm Multifamily Housing: Developing and Preserving Rental Housing in Rural Communities

  • Case Study: USDA Section 515 Rental Preservation
  • Mel Maeder, Maeder Enterprises – Presentation
  • Multifamily Resources: Tax Credits, HUD Section 202, and HOME
  • Jerry Floyd, Iowa Finance Authority – Presentation

Questions? Contact Shonterria Charleston at (404) 892-4824 or registration@ruralhome.org.