Registration Now Open for the 2010 Kansas Housing Conference

Registration Now Open for the 2010 Kansas Housing Conference

–5th Annual Event Kicks Off Sept. 8th in Topeka; KC Fed President Thomas Hoenig to Serve as Keynote–

Topeka, KS – June 7, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Kansas’ largest annual affordable housing event keeps growing bigger and better! This year the 2010 Kansas Housing Conference offers a total of 28 educational breakout sessions, specialized community development and property management trainings, housing tours and networking receptions. Presented in partnership by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and NeighborWorks America, the 5th annual, three-day event starts Wednesday, Sept. 8th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center located at 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard in Topeka.

Featured speakers include:

  • Thomas Hoenig, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  •   Simran Sethi, Award Winning Eco-Journalist and Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  •   Joseph McNeely, Executive Director, Central Baltimore Partnership and Development Training Institute Founder
  • Christy Davis, Architectural Historian and Principal, Davis Preservation, LLC

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY AND SAVE $49! The early bird registration fee of $150 ends Saturday, July 31st, 2010. After July 31st, the cost to attend increases from $150 to $199.

For the first time ever, the Kansas Housing Conference is pleased to offer a PRE-CONFERENCE workshop presented by NeighborWorks America. Titled “Organizational Capacity Assessment for Community Building,” this full-day, specialized training for community-based organizations takes place Tuesday, September 7th from 8am to 4:30pm. Normally offered for $225, the session is available to Kansas conference attendees at the special rate of $99. Only 35 spots are available for the NeighborWorks pre-conference training, so secure your seat today!

Breakout sessions will cover current and future state housing policy issues, affordable housing development, property management best practices, successful community development strategies and innovative housing solutions. Over 400 housing providers, community development leaders, government officials, business professionals and advocates are expected to attend.

For a complete list of presenters and workshops, click here.

The Kansas Housing Conference would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. We believe this partnership is vital to the event’s success, building stronger, sustainable communities and increasing affordable housing opportunities throughout the State of Kansas.

Federal Home Loan Bank – Topeka
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
George K. Baum & Company
Greater Kansas City LISC
Homestead Affordable Housing
Housing Assistance Council
Kansas City Equity Fund
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Midwest Housing Equity Group
National Equity Fund
NeighborWorks America
US Bank
Wolfeworks

Sponsorship opportunities, exhibit space and scholarship opportunities are STILL available. Visit our website for more information. For information about the conference and program agenda, please contact Catherine Couch at 785-296-0081, ccouch (at) kshousingcorp (dot) org.

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The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) was formed pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8904(v) per the Governor's Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) # 30.  KHRC is a subsidiary corporation of the Kansas Development Finance Authority. 

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation mission is to enhance Kansas communities with housing opportunities. This goal is achieved through using a variety of strategies and approaches, including increasing homeownership opportunities, leveraging the construction of more affordable rental housing, preserving existing housing through rehabilitation, promoting energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing, providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens, and creating housing opportunities for previously underserved persons and communities.

Contact:

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
611 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3803
Phone: (785) 296-5865
Fax: (785) 296-8985

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