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HUD Partners' Planning Meeting: Georgia

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September 13, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Georgia International Convention Center
College Park, GA

The Changing Landscape:
Partnering to Create Sustainable Communities

Read the review: First Ever Partners' Planning Meeting Changing the Landscape of Georgia

Welcome Letter from Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr.

Agenda

Plenary Session
It's A New Day - HUD's 2012 Budget and Operating Plan

 -   Ed Jennings, Jr., HUD Southeast Regional Administrator
Budget message from Secretary Donovan
HUD's Agency Priority Goals for Fiscal Years 2012-2013
Regional Priority Goals for FY2012

Workshop I - State of Georgia's Housing Market
An informative panel discussion on the state of Georgia's housing market.
Panelists:
 -   Trish O'Connell, VP Real Estate Development & Acquisitions, Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, GA
 -   Vaughn Irons, CEP, APD Solutions Inc., LLC, Atlanta, GA
Get Home Now!
 -   Ed Peace, Program Director SF Housing , USDA - Rural Development, Athens, GA
USDA Rural Development Overview of Programs

Workshop II - Moving from Dependency to Sustainability
Speakers offered insights on building more sustainable organizations and managing in the current fiscal environment. They also offered survival strategies for successful organizations.
Panelists:
 -   Mary Paumen, Sr. Program Director, Local Initiative Support Coalition, Washington, DC
Moving from Dependency to Sustainability
 -   My Trinh, Program Officer, Enterprise Community Partners, Los Angeles, CA
Building Sustainable Organizations
Full report: Building Sustainable Organization for Affordable Housing and Community Development Impact: Lessons and Recommendations from the Field
 -   Amanda Thompson, Planning Director, Decatur, GA
Sustainability: City of Decatur, Georgia

Workshop III - Collaboration is the Key
Communities are facing significant challenges and with fewer and different kinds of resources. Speakers shared examples of successful partnerships and programs that are being implemented to meet housing needs and spur community and economic development while producing measurable outcomes.
Panelists:
 -   Denis Blackburne, Senior VP, The Woda Group, LLC, Savannah, GA
A Developer's Perspective: The Sustainable Fellwood Project in Savannah, Georgia
 -   Young Hughley, CEO, Resources for Residents and Communities, Atlanta, GA
Collaboration from RRC’s Perspective
 -   Honorable Willie Burns, Mayor, Washington, GA

Community Collaborative Sessions - Uniting for a Better Community
These sessions provided community leaders an opportunity to meet with other leaders in their region and discuss needs, opportunities, and strategies, and to report on their priorities to HUD and other partners. This process also provides important feedback to HUD as it works on the fiscal year 2012 and 2013 agency priorities.

Breakout groups by regions and counties | Map of Georgia Regional Commissions

Resources

Executive Summary - Building Sustainable Organizations: Lessons and Recommendations from the Field
Overview of Loan and Grant Programs - USDA
Sustainable Fellwood Project in Savannah
Evidence Matters - Winter 2011 - HUD (neighborhood revitalization)
Evidence Matters - Spring 2011 - HUD (affordable rental housing)

 
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