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Thursday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Partner Event: Financing Affordable Housing Full

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Experts from every field of housing finance - from mortgage lenders to state agencies - share strategies for making making affordable residential projects work.

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Melissa Maddox Evans

President & Chair, Charleston Redevelopment Corporation
Ms. Maddox-Evans also serves as the General Counsel for The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, has led the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority as Chief Executive Officer and has spent several years advocating and developing affordable housing opportunities... Read More →
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Anthony Williams

Executive Director and CEO, Federal City Council
Tony Williams, the former Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council, an organization focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities... Read More →


Philip d'Oronzio

Principal/CEO, Pilot Mortgage, LLC

Susan Dewey

Executive Director, VHDA
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Ned Howe

Vice President New Business, Enterprise Homes, Inc.
Ned Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid- Atlantic region.
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Sunshine Mathon

Executive Director, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, Sunshine has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized... Read More →
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Anita Morrison

Principal, Partners for Economic Solutions
I have been a land use economics consultant for 40 years with a particular interest in housing and neighborhood revitalization. I am preparing a Housing Needs Assessment for Charlottesville, combining demographic research, an assessment of the housing supply, review of housing market... Read More →
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Stacy Pethia

Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville

Linda Stanley

SVP / Business Banking Executive, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
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Aakash Thakkar

Senior Vice President, EYA
Aakash Thakkar serves as a Partner and Senior Vice President for Acquisition and Development at EYA.  He is responsible for project leadership, including new deal sourcing, site selection, acquisition, financing, and development.  He lives with his wife and 2 young children in Washington... Read More →

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ACAC provides a great fitness experience for members of all ages in a clean and safe environment. We are dedicated to the integration of medicine and fitness to improve community health by focusing on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lifestyle-related disease.
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Urban Land Virginia Institute

At the Urban Land Institute, our mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI Virginia, a district council of the Urban Land Institute, carries forth that mission as the preeminent regional real... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:10pm EDT
Water Street Center
  Design, Festival (FREE)