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29th Annual

Affordable Housing Summit

Meeting the COVID-19 Challenge

Join elected officials, business professionals, and community leaders for an interactive conversation on the impact of COVID-19 on affordable housing in Montgomery County

Friday, October 2, 2020 | 9:30am - 1:00pm EDT

Featured Speakers

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
MD Secretary of Housing and Community Development Kenneth Holt
U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8)
U.S. Representative John Sarbanes (MD-3)
U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-6)
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz

Our Mission

The mission of AHCMC is to bring together elected officials, housing and community development leaders, business professionals, activists and others to identify and work toward affordable housing solutions.  Through our annual conference, awards programs, seminars, advocacy efforts and roundtable meetings, AHCMC seeks to form coalitions that identify and address issues including workforce housing, mixed-use and mixed-income developments, inclusionary zoning, rental housing preservation, first time home ownership, fair lending, public-private partnerships, and housing for people with disabilities.

“Home ownership is the hallmark of the American dream.”

- Former U.S. Representative John Lewis

29th Annual Affordable Housing Summit

9:30am – 10:45am

Opening Session: Affordable Housing – Meeting the Covid-19 Challenge

Join our elected federal, state and local officials in a candid, interactive discussion about the impact of the pandemic and the affordable housing challenges facing our community.

1.5 Learning Units or CEUs

11:00am – 12:00pm

Breakout: Safe and Affordable Housing:  A Public Health Imperative

With Covid-19 straining healthcare far beyond capacity, millions lack safe housing to minimize virus transmission and safeguard their health. How can the health care system, local governments and housing providers build capacity and safe and decent housing that meets the need?

Moderator – George Leventhal, Director Community Health for Washington D.C. and Suburban Maryland, Kaiser Permanente

Nina Janopaul, CEO, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

Annice Cody, President, Holy Cross Health Network

Vinny DeMarco, President, Maryland Health for All Coalition

Dr. Craig Pollack, Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy

1 Learning Unit/HSW, or 1 CEU

11:00am – 12:00pm

Breakout: Economic and Housing Uncertainties:  The Impacts upon Renters, Homeowners and Multi-Family Property Owners

Facing unemployment and serious health risks, housing burdened tenants and homeowners face the loss of safe housing and financial security. How do local and state governments partner with affordable housing developers and non-profits to deliver on the promise of fair housing?

Moderator – Brian McLaughlin, CEO, Enterprise Community Development, Inc.

Cindy Sanquist, CEO and President, Edgewood Management Corporation

Stacy Spann, Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

Barry Zigas, Principal, Zigas and Associates

Frank Demarais, Deputy Director, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs

1 Learning Unit/HSW, or 1 CEU

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Breakout: Innovative Financial Strategies:  Tackling the Affordable Housing Shortage

With local and state governments facing significant revenue shortfalls and budget cuts, Montgomery County proposes issuing bonds to leverage financing for affordable housing development. How will these strategies bolster the Housing Investment Fund and the creation and preservation of housing density close to transit, jobs, good schools and inclusive neighborhoods?

Moderator – Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer

Melissa Bondi, State and Local Policy Director, Mid-Atlantic – Enterprise Community Partners 

Ed Delany, Senior Vice President and Senior Capital Office, Mid-Atlantic Region – Capital One Bank

AJ Jackson, Executive Vice President, Social Impact Investing, JBG Smith 

Trevor Tolbert, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank 

1 Learning Unit, or 1 CEU

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Breakout: Economic and Social Justice:  Eluding Communities of Color

The disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic lays bare this sad truth. How can the community deliver on the promise of safe and affordable housing and the opportunity to create wealth through home ownership?

Moderator – Buzz Roberts, CEO, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders

Karolina Arias, Policy Advisor – Senator Chris Van Hollen

Craig Pascal, Group Community Development Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region – Truist

Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Executive Director, National Center on Children and Families

1 Learning Unit/HSW, or 1 CEU

The AIA and Maryland Real Estate Commission have approved learning and continuing education credits. Both are awarding 1.5 hours for the plenary session. Both are also awarding 1 credit for each panel that you view during the live broadcast, so the total learning or continuing education units approved are 3.5.

Note that the AIA has designated three of the four panels as HSW eligible.

Please remember to use the name and email address associated with your license when you register.


Our Organization

Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Ben Cardin
The Honorable Chris Van Hollen
The Honorable Paul Sarbanes
The Honorable Jamie Raskin
The Honorable David Trone
Barbara Goldberg Goldman, Quorum, LLC
Ralph Bennett, Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects
Vice Chair
Norman Dreyfuss, IDI-MD, Inc.
Board of Directors
Tom Bozzuto, The Bozzuto Group
Kathryn Clay, PNC Bank
Chuck Edson, Nixon Peabody
Conrad Egan, Affordable Housing Institute
Muriel Garr, Suntrust, now Truist
Lisa Govoni, Montgomery County Parks and Planning Commission
Evelyn Howard, Howard and Associates
Carmen Larsen, Aquas, Inc.
Brian Rennie, Bozzuto Construction
Sally Roman, Housing Opportunities Commission
Cindy Sanquist, Edgewood Management
Logan Schutz, Grimm & Parker
Barbara Sears, Miles & Stockbridge
Zac Trupp, GCAAR
Kelly Vaughn, Maryland DHCD
Michael Wiencek, Winecek + Associates
Executive Director
Diana Eisenstat

Registration Information

This conference is free but registration is required. Instructions to access this virtual event will be sent to all registered attendees on Thursday. October 1. For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at www.affordablehousingconference.org or contact Executive Director Diana Eisenstat at dianae@affordablehousingconference.org or at (240) 604-9700.