Economic and Housing Market Update

October 28, 2015 

8:00-12:15 (optional afternoon training 1:30-4:30)


Radisson Hotel

Center of New Hampshire Conference Center

700 Elm Street, Manchester 


Join us for this half-day of exploration and discussion of the latest economic and housing market data! This year's event features two keynote speakers, Luke Tate, Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference. We'll wrap up the morning sessions with a panel of local housing and development experts on how they are seeing expected demographic changes impact today's housing market. In the afternoon, there is the option of attending a free three hour training on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.


Tentative Agenda


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Tentative Agenda


8:00-8:30 Registration/Full breakfast
8:30-8:45 Welcome by Dean Christon
Executive Director, New Hampshire Housing
8:45-9:00 Remarks by Governor Maggie Hassan (invited)
9:00-9:45 Luke Tate, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council


Luke Tate serves as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Mobility, on the White House Domestic Policy Council. Luke works primarily on urban policy, economic mobility, neighborhood revitalization, housing, homelessness, nutrition assistance, and transportation, including leading the Promise Zones Initiative, White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, and Rental Policy Working Group. He previously served at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as senior advisor for urban policy, and as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At HUD he helped develop Choice Neighborhoods, a revitalization tool for high-poverty neighborhoods, and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, to help regions meet their housing, transportation, environmental, and economic goals. Luke was a member of the Presidential Transition team. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he did community development and educational work in Nicaragua, and worked on community policy in the Office of the Governor of Arizona. He grew up in central Phoenix, Arizona and is a graduate of Harvard University.
9:45-10:00 State Legislative Update
Ben Frost, Director, Public & Legal Affairs, New Hampshire Housing
10:00-10:20 Networking Break
10:20-11:20 Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference


Chris Estes joined the National Housing Conference in 2012 after nine years as the head of the North Carolina Housing Coalition, one of the nation's best-known state housing groups. He leads NHC's policy and advocacy work both in Washington and throughout the country. Prior to his work at the Coalition, he served as a development officer for several different nonprofits in the Raleigh-Durham region. He holds MAs in City and Regional Planning and Social Work, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a BA in Labor Relations from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Panel Discussion - How the Market is Responding to Forecasted Demographic Changes
Moderator: Steve Norton, Executive Director, NH Center for Public Policy Studies

Lynne LaBombard, Broker, Housing Solutions Real Estate

Betsey Andrews Parker, Executive Director, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Paul Morin, President, Tarkka Homes, Inc.

Eric Chinburg, President, Chinburg Properties



Optional Afternoon Training (This session is full.)


1:30-4:30 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Training
Jeffrey May, Assistant Director, National Neighbors


This training will begin with a brief history of segregation and discrimination in the U.S. and examples of government policies that promote segregation and discrimination. It will explain both disparate impact and Areas of Opportunity and their relevance to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, as well as provide an overview of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and its application in New Hampshire.






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Caine Mitter & Associates Incorporated

Community Development Finance Authority

Mutual of America

Northern New England Housing Investment Fund

RBC Capital Markets


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