CXHE Statewide Conference 2015

5th Annual CXHE Statewide Conference. September 20-21, 2015. Hilton Albany, Albany, NY. Paving the Way for Sustainable Homeownership.

Network Events
Sunday, September 20, 2015

10:00am–4:30pm Network Training and Planning Sessions

4:30-5:30pm Membership Meeting

5:30–7:00pm Networking Reception

7:00–8:30pm Dinner

Sponsored by:
Federal Home Loan Bank of NY
M&T Bank
NeighborWorks America

Conference: Monday, September 21, 2015

8:00-8:30am  Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30–9:00am Welcome and Review Agenda
Speakers (Welcome and Intros by HomeSmart NY leadership):
Speaker from New York State Office of the Attorney General (Invited)
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro (via video)
Deborah Boatright, NeighborWorks America

9:00–10:00am Hot Topics Affecting Housing Counseling
Facilitator: Doug Dylla, Doug Dylla Consulting
Speakers discussing the latest research on counseling related topics, with:
Jon Spader, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Holden Weisman, Corporation for Enterprise Development Speaker
Collin O’Rourke, PolicyLab

10:00–10:15am Break

10:15–11:15am How Can We Create More Sustainable Homeowners?
Facilitator: Sherri Eckles, VP, SONYMA
Paul Heroux, Federal Home Loan Bank of NY, or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Speaker
Phyllis Ford, HUD
Bruce Dorpalen, National Housing Resource Center
Milt Sharp, eHome America

11:15am–12:15pm Progress Report on the Homeowner ProtectionProgram (HOPP)
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, New York State Office of the Attorney General (invited, in person or on video, as his schedule allows)
Facilitator: Stephanie Galvin, ACRHA
Dina Levy, New York State Office of the Attorney General (invited)
Anchor Partners:
Kirsten Keefe, Empire Justice Center
Christie Peale, Center for NYC Neighborhoods

12:30–1:45pm Luncheon Update on CXHE/HomeSmartNY’s Progress in 2015
Key Announcements by Leadership

1:45–2:00pm  Break

2:00–3:30pm Concurrent Break-Out Sessions

Identifying and Addressing Statewide Trends in Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Servicing
Facilitator: Ellie Pepper, Empire Justice Center
Housing counselor (TBD)
Rebecca Case Caico, Empire Justice Center
Herman DeJesus, Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Maria DeGennaro, Empire Justice Center
Lisa Luborsky, RUPCO

New Tools for Addressing Vacant and Abandoned Properties
Facilitator: Susan Cotner, Affordable Housing Partnership
Sherri Eckles, SONYMA
Paul Hurley, M&T Bank (invited)
Paul Heroux, Federal Home Loan Bank of NY (invited)
Other Speaker (TBD)

What’s New in Financial Coaching?
Facilitator: Karyn Hausknecht-Yetman, Belmont Housing Resources for WNY
Potential Speakers:
Parker Cohen, Corporation for Enterprise Development (invited)
Collin O’Rourke, PolicyLab
Kevin Washington, Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Janet Raffel, NeighborWorks America (invited)

3:30–4:00pm Closing Plenary
Closing Speaker: Key Conference Partner – TBD
Conference Evaluation and Wrap-Up

Sponsored By:

New York State Office of the Attorney General

Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) Network Partners:
Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Empire Justice Center
NeighborWorks America


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Hotel Reservations
Call 1-866-691-1183 to make hotel reservations.
Use conference block code 1NYCHE to recieve conference rate.
Conference block closes August 22, 2015.

Questions or comments? Contact Susan Belanich at