LAST WEEK TO SAVE! REGISTER NOW FOR THE KANSAS HOUSING CONFERENCE

–Only Five Days Left to Save $49; Early Bird Registration Ends July 31st–

TOPEKA, KS – July 26, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Affordable housing advocates, the Kansas Housing Conference Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! If you want to save $49 off the full-conference registration fee, sign up by Saturday, July 31st. On August 1st, fees increase to $199.

If you haven’t done so already, register TODAY!

Planning to attend? Now is the time to book hotel accommodations. The Kansas Housing Conference has secured rooms at the Capitol Plaza Hotel at the discounted rate of $75 plus applicable tax. Reserve your room here. The room block closes August 18th or when the block is reserved in full, whichever occurs first.

Want to know more? View our updated agenda online.

This year’s activity-packed event features 28 breakout sessions, four keynote presentations, two networking receptions, daily prize giveaways, a trade show and a tour of innovative affordable housing developments in Topeka.

In addition to keynote presentations led by Thomas Hoenig, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Eco-Journalist Simran Sethi and Architectural Historian Christy Davis, the conference offers the following:

The Center for Leadership Innovation (TCLI) – Welcome Plenary & Field Exercise
Jeff Nugent, President of The Center for Leadership Innovation, will discuss the transformation of community-based development. Jeff will cover emerging strategies to achieve meaningful social change and how to articulate funding approaches in line with these new assumptions. Joe McNeely, Development Training Institute Founder, will conduct TCLI’s interactive field exercise involving the Topeka Rescue Mission and the Topeka Housing Authority. This is NOT a tour! Participants will help craft high-impact strategies to address affordable housing challenges facing the city’s homeless population and underserved, blighted neighborhoods.

Training to Enhance Organizational Capacity
To help community development organizations improve performance, the Kansas Housing Conference will offer a full-day, pre-conference training on capacity building. Presented by NeighborWorks® America, the training takes place Tuesday, September 7th. Seating is limited! Click here for more info.

State Housing Policy Plenary – This timely discussion focuses on affordable housing issues and their impact on Kansas. National and regional experts will address federal and state housing policies, showcase housing initiatives gaining momentum across the country, and offer updates on rural rental housing and preservation. The session includes a dynamic conversation with state and local officials on the need to develop a comprehensive affordable housing plan for the State of Kansas, and a presentation on how local and state governments in the region are promoting sustainability by adopting green building codes.

Empress Hotel Feature Presentation – This moving documentary by Academy Award-Winning Filmmakers Irving Saraf and Allie Light chronicles the homeless tale of ten San Francisco residents from diverse backgrounds who face the challenges of having a mental illness or addiction.

Sponsorship and exhibit space opportunities are STILL available. Visit our website for more information.

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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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