Coming Back Home: CVRHP's 2nd Annual Housing Summit

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Coming Back Home: CVRHP's 2nd Annual Housing Summit

The CVRHP's 2nd Annual Regional Housing Summit, Coming Back Home, will present a regionally-focused summit on affordable housing needs.

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Omni Charlottesville Hotel 212 Ridge McIntire Road Charlottesville, VA 22903

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  • 8 hours
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The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Regional Housing Summit will be hosted on Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlottesville.

This year’s theme – Coming Back Home – recognizes the important role local and regional housing policies play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and futures of our neighbors, communities, and the region.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Jay Grant, Executive Director of LISC Hampton Roads. Jay brings extensive experience from time at HUD and DHCD, and will share valuable perspective about regional collaboration on affordable housing.

Sessions will focus on progress made, partnerships formed, and policy that can be utilized. Please plan to join us for a day of learning and networking to further our region’s efforts to ensure all our neighbors can thrive in a safe and affordable home.

The Summit’s nine breakout sessions are categorized into Policy, Progress, and Partnership sessions and will highlight a variety of topics with expert speakers from around the region, Commonwealth, and country.

Policy Sessions:

Air BnB’s – Short-Term Rentals, Long-Term Rentals, and Affordable Housing

o Travis Wilburn – Managing Partner, Stay Charlottesville

o Anjali Kolachalam, Senior Policy Analyst, Up for Growth

o Eric Terry – Virginia Lodging and Travel Association – Moderator

“College Towns” – Ensuring affordable housing for residents and students

o Matt Hanratty, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Blacksburg

o Sarah Stafford, CSX Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Department Chair, College of William & Mary

o Ridge Schuyler, Dean of Community Self-Sufficiency Programs, PVCC – Moderator

Missing Middle Housing (rural and urban) –

o Sierra Latham, Senior Research Analyst, Richmond Federal Reserve

o Kellie Brown, Comprehensive Planning Section Supervisor, Arlington County

o Michael Payne, Councilor, City of Charlottesville

o Keith Smith, Vice-Chair, Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership – Moderator

Partnership Sessions:

Faith-Based Organizations and Affordable Housing

o Colleen Swingle-Titus, Pastor, Park Street Christian Church

o Sunshine Mathon, CEO, Piedmont Housing Alliance

o Kurt Keesecker, Principal, BRW Architects

o Moderator: Greg Powe, Principal, Powe Studio Architects

University of Virginia Affordable Housing Initiative

o UVA Affordable Housing Initiative Staff

Preventing Rural Displacement

o Perry Hickman, Virginia State Director, USDA Rural Development

o Jesse Rutherford, Board of Supervisors Chairman, Nelson County

Progress Sessions

Housing and Economic Development

o Andrew McCoy, Director, Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Housing Research

Aging in Place in Rural and Urban Area

o Shannon Guzman, Director, Housing and Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute

Alternative Forms of Housing Construction - Lessons from Across the Commonwealth

o Virginia Housing Staff

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