May 20: Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley and Ramsey County Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo give updates on County COVID response, programs and resources. Topics include: increased need for sheltering people experiencing homelessness, the role hotels, property tax abatement, and engaging other Commission board members. Notes here.
May 13: Property Management discussion. We review MCCD's property management survey and cover: rent collection trends, virtual leasing, additional cleaning services/ costs, and communicating with residents. Notes here.
May 6: Single Family/ Homeownership conversation. This call features guests Kasey Kier and Jessica Deegan from Minnesota Housing and Julie Gugin from Minnesota Homeownership Center. Topics include: downpayment assitance, rehab loan program, state and federal updates, homeownership preservation program, and construction. Notes here.
April 29: Guest Charlie Vander Aarde from Metro Cities gives a regional update. Topics include: state budget analysis, 4d, tax revenue impact on cities, and inspections. Member updates and discussion centered around: rent collection, community impacts of childcare closing, and longer term impacts. Notes here.
April 22: Legsilative update and member updates. Topics include: movement on $100M FHPAP request, hoping to pivot to bonding soon, H4A virtual rally May 8th w/Governor Walz, rent cancellation conversation, still responding on month-to-month basis - not longer term yet. Notes here.
April 15: Federal policy and program updates. Guests Frank Woodruff from NACEDA and Sarah Saadian from NLIHC speak about: CRA OCC rule change, CARES Act breakdown, and future stimunlus packages. Other topics include: resources for CDFIs and LIHTC in the next stimulus. Notes here.
April 8: State upate from Minnesota Housing guests Ryan Baumtrog, Jessica Deegan, and Dan Kitzberger. Main topics include: Consolidated RFP extension, use of CDBG and ESG funds, and FHPAP negotiations. Notes here.
April 1: Organization updates, State and Federal policy updates. Main conversation topics include: impact modeling/ scenarios, H4A's first virtual press conference with Rep. Howard and FHPAP $100M request. Notes here.
March 23: COVID-19 general response conversation. Topics include: communication with residents, what to do if/when cases are reported in buildings, pipeline projects, and resource sharing. Notes here.