Iowa Finance Authority

2018 HousingIowa Conference Materials

A record number of more than 800 affordable housing advocates, developers, managers, owners, lenders, Realtors, attorneys and homeless service providers Flocked to the Block for the 2018 HousingIowaConference! The full attendee list is available here.

Please save the date for the 2019 HousingIowa Conference at the DoubleTree in Cedar Rapids, Sept. 4-6, 2019!

Education Session Materials
For your convenience, the speaker presentations that are available to us for posting are below.


Fair Housing Ain't Fair - It's Equal, 2018 Edition
Doug Chasick, The Fair Housing Institute


Be on the Right Side of "Right of First Refusals"
Nathan Barber, Belin McCormick
Andrew Nordstrom, Black Hawk County Abstract & Title

Developments in Mortgage and Title Fraud
Rachel Dollar, Smith Dollar PC Attorneys at Law

The State of the Title Industry
Steve Gottheim, American Land Title Association

Demystifying Blockchain in Real Estate, Title and the Law 
Debbie Hoffman, Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, Inc. 

Generational Marketing and the Millennial Mindset
Steve Richman, "That MI Guy", Genworth

Top 60 Tips for Home Buyers in 2019 - In 60 Minutes 
David Horak, MGIC 
Rhonda Kimble, Iowa Finance Authority 
Nathan Olson, Bank Iowa 
Stephanie Preusch, Neighborhood Finance Corporation
Mary Jo Vogl, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines 
Scott Wendl, RE/MAX Real Estate Group 

The Transformation of the Digital Mortgage...And the Industry
Richard Hill, Mortgage Bankers Assocation

The Top 5 Ways Tax Reform Will Impact Iowa Real Estate
Mike Mertens, Iowa Department of Revenue 



Coordinated Entry: The Power of Priorization
Michael Lindsay, ICF Consulting

The Keys to Effective Low-Barrier Emergency Shelters
Kay Moshier McDivitt, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Discharge Planning: Closing the Revolving Doors Between Homelessness and Institutions
Karen Hyatt, Iowa Department of Human Services 
Frank Kiener, Mercy Medical Center 
Roxann Scheffert and Dawn Hansen, Iowa Department of Corrections
Major Cory Williams, Polk County Sheriff's Office 

From At-Risk to Hired: Innovative Employment Models
Kay Moshier McDivitt, National Alliance to End Homelessness 
Mark Sertterh, Shelter House 

Empower With Peer Support 
Lisa D'Aunno, Iowa Peer Support & Family Peer Support Training Project 
Jeremy Orcutt, Anawim Housing 

Shelter Diversion Training 
Danielle Cosgrove, Cleveland Mediation Center



New Research SHowcases Housing Tax Credit Properties' Positive Impacts 
Echo Bergquist, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, at UC Berkeley

A Shifting Iowa: Rural Housing and the Risk of Racial Segregation
Jun Zhu, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
Jerry Anthony, University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning

Housing Tax Credits Creating Supportive Housing for Families 
Ben Brustkern, Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
Justin Eilers, CommonBond Communities

Affordable Housing Policy: Washington Update 
Jennifer Schwartz, National Council of State Housing Agencies 

Best of the Block! 
Geoff Fruin, City of Iowa City 
Lisa Houser, Habitat for Humanity of Iowa 
Heather Johnson, City of Davenport