1:45 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

26sep1:45 pm3:00 pm1:45 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

Event Details

CRA 102 – Learn How to Use the Community Reinvestment Act With Your Community (Part Two)

Room: Hawthorne/Sellwood
Tracks: Community Reinvestment, Homeownership, Equity & Racial Justice

Description: Banks have the capital to be a catalyst for change in your neighborhood and can be critical community partners. Join us to learn more about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and explore how CRA can be used to increase reinvestment in your communities. This is crucial information for anyone working towards a Just Economy. This is a continuation of what we began in CRA 101 earlier in the morning.

Rebecca Johnson, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Michigan

A Strategy for Reducing Multifamily Energy Costs Through Property Paid Utilities, Energy Efficiency & Solar

Room: Mt. Bachelor
Tracks: Rural Communities, Clean Energy & Climate Resiliency      

Description: Fleet Development is a solar tax credit developer and a subsidiary of Chrisman Development Inc. (CDI), a LIHTC multifamily property developer. This presentation will cover Fleet and CDI’s energy efficiency and renewables strategy for renovation and new development projects, as well as financing and energy incentive programs.

Jenna Smith, Asset Manager – Sustainability & Resource Conservation, Chrisman Development, Inc.
Ryan Sheehy, Project Manager, Chrisman Development, Inc., Founder, Fleet Development

Resident Services 101 – Session 3: Empowering Communities: Best Practices, Program Implementation and Resident-Centered Solutions

Room: Alaska/Idaho
Tracks: Resident Services 

In this final session, discover resident-centered best practices in program planning and implementation. Learn how to survey residents, prioritize activities, pivot based on feedback, and address critical issues such as fair housing and eviction prevention. Delve into case studies that illustrate the field’s best practices, enhancing the impact and effectiveness of your Resident Services programs. With a focus on resident engagement and success, this session equips you with practical tools and innovative strategies to transform community support. 

Rosanne Marmor, LCSW, Pulse Wellness
Zahra Pike, Program Supervisor, Community Services, Home Forward

Lines of Credit for Acquisition and Construction for Non Profit Developers

Room: Mt. Hood
Tracks: Community Reinvestment

Oregon’s overheated housing market makes it difficult to acquire land or initiate construction without competitive financing in place. While in general, for-profit developers are given lines of credit for these activities, there is no reason that nonprofit developers should not be treated the same way. Learn how this kind of line of credit would work and how we can begin to sit down with banks to open up this lending tool for land acquisition and affordable housing development.

Peter Hainley, Executive Director, Casa of Oregon
Dan Valliere, CEO, REACH CDC
Maggie Reilly, Sr. Business Lender, VP, Craft3

Rural Reinvestment and Housing

Room: Mt. St. Helens
Tracks: Community Reinvestment, Rural Communities

U.S. based banks have been closing branches at a record rate. The majority of these branches have been in rural areas. Because of the structure of enforcement in the Community Reinvestment Act, large banks have little incentives to invest in rural areas. To counteract this, we need to create new conversations between banks and our rural communities as we challenge banking regulators to do more. Without investment, rural communities will not survive. This workshop will lay out a strategy to increase housing and business investment in rural Oregon.

Jerry Kellman, Senior Advisor, Organizing, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Rita Grady, Executive Director, Polk CDC
Joel Madsen, Executive Director, Columbia Cascades Housing Corp.
Sheila Stiley, Executive Director, Northwest Coastal Housing

Engaging With the Umpqua Community Benefits Agreement: Strengthening Community Reinvestment Commitments

Room: Ross Island / Morrison
Tracks: Community Reinvestment, Home Ownership

Join us for an interactive workshop that delves into the Umpqua Community Benefits Agreement, a significant milestone resulting from the recent merger between Umpqua Bank and Columbia Bank. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to explore the commitments made by Umpqua Bank to community reinvestment and the positive impact it can have on local communities.

Led by senior banking officials and representatives from the Oregon Community reinvestment Coalition, this workshop will provide an in-depth understanding of the Umpqua Community Benefits Agreement and its key components. Gain insights into the specific initiatives and programs outlined in the agreement, such as affordable housing investments, small business support, financial literacy programs, and community development projects. Discover strategies for collaboration and community empowerment that can enhance the equitable distribution of resources and foster economic vitality in underserved areas.

Guillermo Sandoval, Financial Inclusion Director, Umpqua Bank
Adam Stein, CRA Director, Umpqua Bank




September 26, 2023 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm PDT(GMT+00:00)


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