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Finding Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities

September 14–15, 2011
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
701 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas

Hosted by
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and The Disability Opportunity Fund
In Partnership with
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and OneStar Foundation

Individuals living with disabilities often find it challenging to identify affordable and accessible housing with reliable transportation options.

This day-and-a-half conference featured presentations and panel discussions on existing challenges, new initiatives and financing opportunities for housing solutions for people with disabilities.

Specific topics included:

  • Funding options for accessible housing
  • Transportation and income considerations when developing housing
  • Innovative technology that improves quality of life
  • Other key policy issues

 

About the SpeakersPDF

Agenda

Wednesday, September 14
1 p.m.   Registration
2 p.m.   Welcome
   

Roy C. Lopez
Community Development Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

   

Chris Traylor (via video)
Commissioner
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

   

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

    OneStar Foundation
2:15 p.m.  

Getting Acquainted: An Overview of the Five Most Pressing Factors for People with Disabilities in Accessing Housing

   

Moderator: Charles D. Hammerman
President and CEO
The Disability Opportunity Fund

3 p.m.   Disability Housing 101: An Introduction of Key Players, Policy Implications and Problems
3:30 p.m.   Texas' State-Supported Living Centers: Past, Present and Future Powerpoint
   

David Braddock
Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System

5 p.m.   Reception
6 p.m.  

Joe Bontke
Chair
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

   

 

Thursday, September 15

8 a.m.  

Registration and Breakfast

9 a.m.   Welcome
   

Alfreda B. Norman
Vice President and Community Affairs Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

    Disabilities 101Powerpoint
   

Charles D. Hammerman

9:15 a.m.  

Breakout Sessions (Round 1)
Sessions repeat at 10:45 a.m.

    ABC's of Financing Disability Housing
   

Moderator: Jean Langendorf
Vice President of Community and Housing Services
Easter Seals Central Texas

    Mandy De Mayo
Principal
De Mayo Associates
   

Affordable Housing Program OverviewPowerpoint
Bruce Hatton

Vice President, Affordable Housing Program Manager
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

    Valerie Williams
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
   

Use of Technology in Housing

    Moderator: Marc Gold
Special Advisor for Policy and Promoting Independence
Office of the Commissioner, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
   

Naomi Hubert
Housing Programs Director
Easter Seals Central Texas

    Home Modifications and Assistive Technology in the Home Powerpoint
John Morris

Assistive Technology Coordinator, Texas Technology Access Program
Texas Center for Disability Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
    Transportation and Employment Issues
   

Moderator: Don Tracy
Council Member
City of Cedar Park

   

Sheila Holbrook-White
Executive Director
Texas Citizen Fund 

    Elijah May
Social Media Consultant
Apprentice Marketing
   

Derin Stewart
Founder and CEO
Dverse Group

10:30 a.m.   Break
10:45 a.m.   Breakout Sessions Repeat (Round 2)
Noon   Lunch
   

Luncheon Address
Elliott Naishtat
Representative, District 49
Texas House

1:30 p.m.  

Investing in Disability Housing: A Banker’s Perspective

    Moderator: Roy C. Lopez
Community Development Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
   

Robert Barnes
President and CEO
International Bank of Commerce, Austin

    Donna Normandin
Senior Vice President, Community Development
Frost Bank
    Jerry Romero
Vice President and the Community Development Officer
Wells Fargo Bank
2:30 p.m.   Dais of Moderators
   

Facilitator: Charles D. Hammerman

    Marc Gold
    Jean Langendorf
    Don Tracy
3:30 p.m.   Closing remarks
   

Charles D. Hammerman

 

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