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Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities: Preserving Existing Affordable Housing

Sally Schwenn

  • Arizona Market President, Gorman & Company, LLC

Stephanie Brewer

  • Deputy Director, Newtown Community Development Corporation

Join us for the third of four workshops on creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing in your city. Led by Silvia Urrutia, co-founder of the Arizona Housing Alliance, this high-level, interactive series brings together public and private entities to discuss challenges, highlight best practices, encourage innovation, and disseminate vital information to impact your city's affordable housing capacity.

Workshop 3: A Comprehensive Approach to Preserving Existing Affordable Housing

Moderated by Silvia Urrutia, UDeveloping LLC

Guest Speaker for Workshop 3
Sally Schwenn is expert in multi-family housing, specializes in the acquiring and disposing of affordable housing. Before joining Gorman & Company, she served as Managing Director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in Phoenix. Before that, she was a founding partner of Crown West Commercial Real Estate, which brokered nearly 13,000 units of multi-family housing, involving complex affordable housing transactions with federal, state, and local financing.

Stephanie Brewer, with extensive experience in construction and non-profit management, works to expand the opportunities, funding, and overall growth of Newtown Community Land Trust, the first CLT in Arizona. Her innovative approach and “thinking outside the box” provide the tools and mindset to keep Newtown ahead of its goals in providing affordable housing to all levels of homeownership.

Register for this workshop below. We encourage cities to send staff from several departments, including Community Development, Housing Services, Economic Development, and Human Services.

Breakfast and box lunches will be served.

We encourage you to take public transportation, but if you drive, we offer validated parking at Fulton Center parking garage.

Workshop 4: Trends in Affordable and Workforce Housing: Adapting Best Practices to Arizona
Speaker: Kurt Creager, Executive VP, Bridge Housing, Washington May 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall 481, ASU's Tempe campus
To RSVP for Workshop 4, click here.

Workshop 1: Financing Affordable and Workforce Housing
Workshop 2: Addressing and Mitigating Gentrification and Displacement

Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.