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NCDA Region V Conference

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 8:30am

NCDA Region V Conference

Embassy Suites Corporate Exchange

2700 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43231

Reservation Link:  NCDA REGION 5 (

Pre-Conference Training Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Registration for Advanced CDBG

Conference Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Sponsored by Miami Valley Fair Housing Center & Grow America

Sponsors for the NCDA Region V Conference Include:

Platinum Sponsors   
Reception Sponsor    
Gold Sponsors 
Silver Sponsors   

Invited at Member Rate to attend OCCD Spring Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2024


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   Early Registration   Ballroom A & B Foyer
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Conference Welcome Reception  
 Pins Mechnical Company, Easton 
 (continuous transportation available every 20 minutes beginning at 5:45 leaving from front entrance outside of lobby) 


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM   Breakfast - Free for Hotel Guests 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Registration/Information Desk    Ballroom A & B Foyer
8:00 AM   Welcome   Ballroom A & B
    Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor, City of Columbus, Ohio 
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM   Plenary Session: Washington Report   Ballroom A
    Vicki Watson, Executive Director, NCDA 
    Anthony Forte, Columbus HUD Field Office Director 
    Jim McCarthy, President & CEO, Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, Dayton, Ohio 
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM   Break 
    Bus Tour Leaves (limited to 30 attendees) 
    Meet at hotel front lobby 
 The City of Columbus, Department of Finance and Management, Grants Management Section is hosting a bus tour to highlight housing and community development projects in Columbus funded by the City's CDBG and HOME allocations. They will feature how the City of Columbus has utilized over $9,000,000 in HUD funding to invest in housing and infrastructure along Wheatland Avenue in Columbus' Hilltop neighborhood. The tour will wrap up with visiting Columbus' first ever-permanent public restrooms located in our downtown area! 
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM   Plenary Session 
 Public Services and Subrecipient Monitoring Best Practices   Ballroom A
    Moderator:  Angela Rahman, City of Kettering 
    Speaker:  Doug Harsany, Harsany and Associates 
10:45 AM - 11;30 AMPlenary Session  
 Stimulus Wind Down - Lessons learned, projects created, new ideas 
Are you curious about the impact of stimulus funds on various projects and eager to discover sustainable practices to maintain their benefits? Engage in our interactive session dedicated to exploring stimulus-funded initiatives, creative projects, and strategies for long-term sustainability.
   Ballroom A & B
    Moderator:  Liz Wendt, Wausau, WI 
    Speakers:  Angela Rahman, City of Kettinger, OH   
                     Nicole Wyse, City of Detroit, MI 
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM   Break 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM   Roundtable Discussions 
 The roundtable discussions, categorized by entitlement size, create a targeted platform for professionals administering HUD funds. By focusing on specific entitlement sizes (Small, Medium, and Large), these sessions facilitate peer-to-peer conversations that allow participants to relate closely to the unique contexts and challenges of their peers. 
    Small Entitlements (Under 1 Million in HUD funding)

   Ballroom A & B

    Moderator:  Missy Frost, City of Fairborn, OH 
    Medium Entitlements (between 1-5 Million in HUD funding)   Ballroom A & B
    Moderator:  Dawn Fish, City of Canton, OH 
    Large Entitlements (over 5 Million in HUD funding)   Ballroom A & B
    Moderator:  Lucie McMahon, City of Columbus, OH / Nicole Wyse, City of Detroit, MI 
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM   Luncheon   Capital Room
    Keynote Speaker:  Diane Shelley, HUD Regional Administrator 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMConcurrent Sessions 
 HOME NSpire - What it means to your agency/programs
Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act: Implementation of National Standards for  the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE)
   Ballroom B
    Moderator:  Anthony Forte, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development 
    Speaker:  Kevin Laviano, Field Ofiice Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development,                 Cleveland Field Office 
 Fair Housing - Exclusionary Zoning, AFF   Ballroom A
    Moderator:  Missy Frost, City of Fairborn, OH 
    Speaker:  Austin Cummings, Senior Research Associate, Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research,             Cleveland, OH   
3:30 PM - 3:45 PMBreak 
3:45 PM - 4:30 PMConcurrent Sessions 
 CPD Written Agreements, Policies & Procedures Best Practice Speed Dating
Have you faced the challenge of creating Policies and Procedures Manuals for HUD approval, only to be given vague instructions without concrete samples? If you’ve found yourself directed to consult legal counsel without access to vetted examples, this interactive workshop is crafted with your needs in mind. Each 20-minute session will be led by individuals who have successfully navigated the Policies and Procedures Manual process. Participants are encouraged to bring their own documents for sharing and discussion. If you have documents you wish to share, please submit them in advance, and copies will be made available during the workshop. All shared documents will also be on the NCDA Region V website after the conference.
Ballroom B
    HOME Writting Agreements 
    Facilitated by:  Rita Parise, City of Columbus, OH 
    Facilitated by:  Donna Everson, Accelerated Impact 
    Housing Rehab PPM 
    Facilitated by:  Faris Fakhouri, City of Detroit, MI 
    DPA PPM 
    Facilitated by:  Michelle Castrogiovanni, City of Columbus, OH 
    Roundtable Discussions   Ballroom A
 Are you seeking firsthand, real-world insights into the functioning of HUD activities and programs? Engage in our Interactive Round-table discussions designed to facilitate open dialogue, shared experiences, and valuable knowledge exchange among participants actively involved in the field. 
    Facilitator:  Lucie McMahon, City of Columbus, OH 
    Davis Bacon Best Practices 
    Facilitator:  Jacqueline Jackson, City of Detroit, MI 
    Fair Housing 
    Facilitator:  Mara Keyes, City of LaCrosse, WI 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM   Business Meeting 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Joint OCCD / NCDA Region V Conference Reception   Capital Room
 Thursday, April 25, 2024 - OCCD Spring Meeting 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NCDA Region V Conference attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend at the member rate! (you can register for  the HUD Region V Conference at the Member Price of $135 or register for both days - Wednesday and Thursday - at the Entitlements & Others Rate of $260)

The OCCD Spring Meeting Agenda will be made available soon and can be found at:  OCCD Spring 2024 Quarterly Meeting - Ohio Conference of Community Development

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