Iowa Finance Authority

2019 HousingIowa Conference Materials

700 affordable housing advocates, developers, managers, owners, lenders, Realtors, attorneys and homeless service providers brought it home to the 2019 HousingIowaConference! The full attendee list is available here.

Please save the date for the 2020 HousingIowa Conference at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Sept. 9-11, 2020!

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


Unconscious Bias - Be Aware of Your Hidden Thoughts that Influence Yuor Actions and Decisions
Kevin J. Pokorny, Pokorny Consulting

When Disaster Strikes Home
Jessica Turba, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management 
Sheila Roberts, Emphasys Software
Michelle Spohnheimer, City of Marshalltown

Project-Based Section 8 Huddle
Ericka Owens, CGI Federal

Fair Housing: The Dos and Don'ts of Criminal Screening Policies
Michael W. Skojec, Attorney at Law



Latest Mortgage Impacts Direct from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & National Housing Expert
Melissa Schirz, Freddie Mac
Jessica Wright, Fannie Mae
Greg Zagorski, National Council of State Housing Agencies 

Changing the Rural Housing Playbook
Mickey Anderson, Stanton Area Industrial Foundation
Bryce Davis, City of Eagle Grove 
Michelle Schnier, East Central Intergovernmental Association

Mortgage Market Outlook
Michael Fratantoni, Mortgage Bankers Association



A Study on Supportive Housing's Impact on Families in Cedar Rapids 
Debbie Craig, Four Oaks 
Kim Eiler, Four Oaks 
Miriam J. Landsman, Ph.D.

At the Intersection of Opioids and Housing
Jamie Blackburn, CSH 
Michelle Mihalakis, Liberty Recovery Community



How to Turn A Development Crisis into Your Finest Hour
Patrick Slevin, SL7 Consulting

Getting to the End Zone with Opportunity Zones
Bruce Baker, Nyemaster Goode
Brent Dahlstrom, Merge Urban Development Group

Spotlight on Skilled Trades in Housing
Dave Bert, Homes for Iowa, Inc.