Plan now to join your housing colleagues from around the state at North Carolina’s premier affordable housing conference for the latest news, innovations and best practices. Nearly 1,000 housing professionals attended last year’s event. This year’s conference will be packed with experts and education to help your business meet challenges and deliver for your clients.
David Dodson, president of MDC, will open the conference with an overview of his organization’s latest State of the South report, and its recommendations for economic and social advancement as it relates to housing. MDC is a nonprofit organization based in Durham, NC, that has been publishing research and developing programs focused on expanding opportunity, reducing poverty, and addressing structural inequity for more than 40 years. With MDC since 1987, Dodson became president in 1999 and frequently speaks on the need to advance equity and opportunity for low-wealth and marginalized communities. He has co-written numerous MDC publications and serves on several foundation, social policy and college boards.
Harry M. Davis, PhD, professor of finance at Appalachian State University, will close the conference with his economic outlook for the state. In his role as economist for the North Carolina Bankers Association, Davis puts together quarterly economic forecasts that are carried by various news outlets and speaks often at state, regional and national banking conventions on economic and banking issues. Davis also serves as dean and instructor for the N.C. School of Banking; an instructor for the Director’s College sponsored by the N.C. Commissioner of Banks and the FDIC; and serves as an instructor for the North Carolina Insurance Executive Management School and the South Carolina School of Banking.
Questions? Contact John Niffenegger or call 919-881-0707.
Established in 1990, CICCAR is a regional lending consortium offering permanent financing for affordable multifamily housing in six Southeastern states. With funding provided by over 100 member institutions, CICCAR loans leverage the financial resources of the banking industry to support the development and preservation of high-quality apartment communities with rents that are affordable to families and seniors earning 60% or less of area median income. To date, CICCAR has financed over 17,500 units in more than 300 properties across the Southeast.
The N.C. Housing Coalition is a private, non-profit membership organization working for decent, affordable housing that promotes self-determination and stable communities for low- and moderate-income North Carolinians. Our mission is to lead a movement to ensure that every North Carolinian has a home in which to live with dignity and opportunity. This mission is supported through three primary activities: serving as a resource and referral network for individuals looking for housing assistance and for organizations looking for information; serving as a clearinghouse for best practices, research and data on housing issues in North Carolina; and leading a campaign to empower people to improve housing policy-making by increasing resources, program effectiveness and consumer protections.
The N.C. Housing Finance Agency’s mission is to create affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market. A self-supporting public agency, it provides financing through the sale of tax-exempt bonds and management of federal and state tax credit programs, the federal HOME Program, the state Housing Trust Fund, and other programs. The Agency offers low-cost mortgages, finances the development of affordable apartments and homes, and special-needs housing, finances rehab and emergency repairs of owner-occupied homes, and offers foreclosure prevention assistance. Since its 1973 creation by the General Assembly, the Agency has financed 231,400 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $16 billion.