NEWBURGH — Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress is bringing together national and local housing experts at a Sept. 14 forum to outline how to increase and improve housing in the valley’s urban areas — an important component in helping revitalize communities and a goal of Pattern’s Urban Action Agenda.
“Housing in Urban Centers: What It All Means,” will be held at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is presented by Pattern’s Center For Housing Solutions and Urban Initiatives. Since 2012, the center has assisted housing agencies, developers, builders, lending institutions, real estate agents, municipalities and advocates for affordable housing with strategies, collaboration and insights into demographics and smart-growth and market trends.
“This forum will provide valuable, broad-based insights that will equip attendees with action-driven, cutting-edge solutions from speakers who dedicate their careers to solving this critical issue,” said Pattern For Progress Senior Vice President Joseph Czajka. “We’re sure our guest speakers’ perspectives ultimately can advance the path to vibrant communities that attract and retain residents and businesses.”
The robust panel of speakers will provide presentations on key topics that frame the national discussion on housing:
- Jonathan Rose, president, Jonathan Rose Companies and author of “The Well-Tempered City.” He will discuss creating housing opportunity in 21st century by blending green building, transit-oriented development, mixed uses and mixed-income development approaches.
- A panel comprising Joan Straussman Brandon, northeast regional vice president, NeighborWorks America; Paul Singh, director of community stabilization; and Lynn Peterson, senior relationship manager, will discuss urban revitalization and gentrification.
- Diane Yentel, CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, will provide a national perspective on housing trends and the impact on population segments sometimes left behind amid housing growth.
- Tiffany Manuel, vice president of Enterprise Community Partners, will discuss “Opportunity 360” and how to gauge how dollars invested in housing create better opportunities for residents in low-income neighborhoods.
In addition, Czajka will provide an overview on the state of housing in the valley. And Pattern’s Regional Housing Award for Excellence will be presented to Kevin O’Connor, CEO of RUPCO, Inc., a Kingston-based nonprofit that advocates for quality, affordable housing and community development.
Anthony’s Pier 9 is at 2975 Route 9W in New Windsor. Registration is $75 for Pattern members; $85 for non-members; and $55 for elected and appointed officials and employees of local governments. The fee for communities and officials within Pattern’s Urban Action Agenda is $50. Register at Pattern-For-Progress.org or call (845) 565-4900.
Pattern thanks its investors: MJJ Builders, Community Preservation Corp., Covington Development, Jacobowitz & Gubits, Rand Realty, Kearney Group, PathStone, RUPCO and Wilder Balter Partners. Pattern also thanks its event sponsors: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, New Hope Community, Anheuser-Busch Companies and Westchester Medical Center. To join our investors or sponsors, call (845) 565-4900.
Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress is policy, planning, advocacy and research nonprofit that has promoted regional, balanced and sustainable solutions for the Hudson River Valley since 1965. Visit Pattern-For-Progress.org. Follow us on Twitter at @HVPattern. Like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn.