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Coordinating Rental Assistance Response in Texas: A Tale of Three Cities

Due to the explosion of unemployment and other factors exacerbated by the pandemic, we are facing an unprecedented rental crisis across the country that may lead to an even larger eviction crisis. Tune in to this session to learn how cities invested in rental assistance programs across the state to prevent evictions and support low-income renters. This session will also explore how the Texas Housing Group, a unique coalition of housing departments from the largest cities in Texas, has allowed for the sharing of best practices to support Texas communities during the pandemic. This session is being sponsored by Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and moderated by Michael Wilt, TSAHC. 

Tuesday October 13  2:00pm CST
Wednesday October 14  2:00pm CST
The 87th Texas Legislature: A Preview (Part 1)

The Texas Legislature meets every two years and will reconvene in January, 2021. The 87th Texas Legislature will look very different from previous sessions. The state will face a significant budget shortfall and will have difficult choices to make. Hear from these policy experts on the potential direction the legislature will take in policy areas of interest to our members. Topics include: Homelessness & Housing Solutions, Affordable Housing, Consumer Financial Protections

Thursday October 15  2:00pm CST
The 87th Texas Legislature: A Preview (Part 2)

The Texas Legislature meets every two years and will reconvene in January, 2021. The 87th Texas Legislature will look very different from previous sessions. The state will face a significant budget shortfall and will have difficult choices to make. Hear from these policy experts on the potential direction the legislature will take in policy areas of interest to our members. Topics include: Taxation & the State Budget, Creative Placemaking & Arts Funding, Community Land Trust/Land Banking

COVID-19 Impact on Texas Real Estate Markets
Reflections on Community Development

Join us for a conversation with long-time affordable housing advocate, Woody Widrow of RAISE Texas. Woody will discuss how community development has  developed over time, how leaders wrestled with tensions within the community development movement, and how the field may change over the next 20 years. This session is a celebration of Woody's storied career, so feel free to join us in raising a glass to toast to his retirement. This conversation will be facilitated by Rick Sauer of the Philadelphia  Association of CDCs. This session is sponsored by Texas Capital Bank, moderated by Chris Rios, Texas Capital Bank. 

Friday October 16  2:00pm CST

How have Texas real estate markets been impacted as a result of COVID-19 and what does it mean for the development of affordable housing in Texas? Join us to hear from Dr. Jim Gaines of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center on how Texas real estate markets are responding to the pandemic, and how they might perform in the upcoming months. This session is being sponsored by Simmons Bank, moderated by Angella  Miller, Simmons Bank.

Friday October 16  3:30pm CST
Fighting Payday Lenders through CDCs and CDFIs

The nation-wide uprisings in response to the death of George Floyd have brought light to the issues of policing and their impact on vulnerable communities. This session will delve into the history of segregation in Texas cities the relationship between housing and modern police practices. Learn how patterns of surveillance affect the communities we serve, and how we can better develop strategies to address these issues in our work This session is sponsored by BBVA and moderated by Yolanda Davila, BBVA

Segregated Housing Patterns & Policing
Monday October 19  2:00pm CST
Fighting Payday Lenders through CDCs and CDFIs
Tuesday October 20  3:30pm CST

The Community Loan Center was developed to empower organizations to combat the growing problems with payday and predatory lending. Since its start in 2011, the CLC program has been adopted by 23 CDCs and CDFIs in 12 states. Collectively, these organizations have provided more than 70,000 loans to employees and saved borrowers more than $53 million in interest and fees. This session will show you how your organization can start a Community Loan Center to address payday lending in your community. This session is being sponsored by Texas Mezzanine Fund.   

@2018 Texas Association of Community Development Corporations

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