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5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit The Housing Connection: Housing as an Anti-Poverty Strategy Thursday•August 18, 2016 The Grand 1401 Fresno, California

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RCAC is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit. Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC offers technical assistance and financing for housing development, housing counseling and community development.

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Dear Affordable Housing Summit Attendees, The San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative, the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State, and the California Coalition for Rural Housing are very pleased to welcome you to the 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit. The annual Summit is a unique and highly anticipated, yearly opportunity that brings elected officials, jurisdictions, developers, and advocates from across the Valley together to strategize around affordable housing issues. Summits have been held in Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield, with themes ranging from resiliency, to collaborative community development, to advancing housing opportunity and equity. Our theme this year, The Housing Connection: Housing as an Anti-Poverty Strategy, draws attention to the important role housing plays as a part of our partners’ community efforts. The housing crisis is just as pervasive an issue in the San Joaquin Valley as it is in anywhere else in California. This crisis reaches beyond issues of affordability and crosses into community health outcomes, environmental impacts, transportation access, educational opportunities, and community and economic development. As Valley communities strive to fight poverty -- in individuals, neighborhoods, and regionally -- housing is one critical tool, but it is most effective as a part of a greater solution. The 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit is bringing together housers and nonhousers alike to think critically on the role of housing as a part of a regional anti-poverty strategy. Community advocates new to housing are invited to learn more about housing as it relates to their own work, and housers and non-housers are encouraged to discuss ways we can all work together to support Valley communities. We urge you to continue the dialogues we begin together today, and we invite you to see today as an important step in strengthening existing and future partnerships. As we move forward together, we hope you are able to gather new ideas and strategies, learn and share in workshops and other events, strengthen your resolve to improve conditions in your communities, and to accomplish new goals. The San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative would like to thank the partners and sponsoring organizations that have helped make this year’s Summit possible. The Summit is a true collective effort of the Housing Collaborative and over 40 different organizations and numerous individuals. We thank them for their help in designing and planning the Summit. We are especially grateful to our sponsors and major contributors, whose generosity allows us to not only help the Housing Summit to be more successful each year, but to grow the capacity and impact of the Housing Collaborative throughout the year. Thank you for being a part of the 2016 Summit, and for lending your voice to the housing solution. Sincerely, San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative i

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About the Housing Collaborative The San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that formed out of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Housing Work Group to address housing issues that affect low-to-moderate-income households and communities in the San Joaquin Valley. For the past seven years, the Collaborative has served as a much-needed forum to discuss regional housing challenges and strategies and is an invaluable tool for the region to organize as one voice when communicating with state and federal policymakers and regulatory agencies. The Collaborative operates as a joint partnership with staff from the California Coalition for Rural Housing and Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State. 2016 Board of Directors Michael Duarte, Chair Director of Planning and Development Fresno Housing Authority Carol Ornelas, Vice Chair CEO Visionary Home Builders of California Heidi Crabtree, Treasurer Housing Program Coordinator City of Clovis Ray Chavez, Secretary Retired Tulare County Office of Education Susan Atkins Program Director-Partner Services Self-Help Enterprises Leilani Barnett Regional Manager Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Peter Carey Retired Self-Help Enterprises Claudia Cazares Project Manager Granville Homes Nathan Magsig Weatherization/RME Director Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission; Mayor of Clovis Mary Renner Chief Operations Officer Central Valley Health Network Bob Smith Councilmember City of Bakersfield ii

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5th ANNUAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT | AUGUST 18, 2016 OVERVIEW 8am 9am 9:15am 9:30am 10:15am 10:30am Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast Pre-Summit Roundtable Discussion hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: Today’s Greatest Challenge for Workers: Low-Wage, Part-Time, and Seasonal Jobs. Why Is It Happening and What Can We Do About It? Welcome and Introduction Michael Duarte | Chair, San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative; Director of Planning and Development, Fresno Housing Authority Jenna Chilingerian | Program Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development, Fresno State Alicia Sebastian | Housing and Community Development Director, California Coalition for Rural Housing Opening Remarks Jake Soberal | CEO, Bitwise Industries Keynote Address | The Housing Connection: Housing as an Anti-Poverty Strategy Virgina Madueño | President, IMAGEN, LLC Break and Exhibits Concurrent Morning Breakout Sessions: Housing and Transportation Housing and Health Housing & Community and Economic Development Special Session: Talking About Housing The Grand Ballroom The Grand on Ten (Breakout) Frank’s Place The Grand on Ten (Main) 12pm 12:45pm 1pm 1:45pm 2pm Lunch and Open Networking Dennis Wallace Community Leadership Award Presenter: San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative Recipient: Darryl Rutherford | Executive Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance Director’s Roundtable Break and Exhibits Concurrent Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Housing and The Environment Housing and Education Housing and Workforce Development Special Session: Housing Policy Updates & Advocacy Opportunities The Grand Ballroom The Grand on Ten (Breakout) Frank’s Place The Grand on Ten (Main) 3:30pm Break and Exhibits 3:40pm 4pm Recapturing the Humanity in Housing Janine Nkosi, Ed.D. | Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Fresno State Networking and Social Hour 5:30pm Thank You and See You Next Year THE HOUSING CONNECTION: HOUSING AS AN ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGY @SJVHC #HousingIsAntiPoverty #SJVHousingSummit16 1

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5th ANNUAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT | AUGUST 18, 2016 SUMMIT SCHEDULE 8am Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast Pre-Summit Roundtable Discussion hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: Today’s Greatest Challenge for Workers: Low-Wage, Part-Time, and Seasonal Jobs. Why Is It Happening and What Can We Do About It? 9am Welcome and Introduction Michael Duarte | Chair, San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative; Director of Planning and Development, Fresno Housing Authority Jenna Chilingerian | Program Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development, Fresno State Alicia Sebastian | Housing and Community Development Director, California Coalition for Rural Housing 9:15am Opening Remarks Jake Soberal | CEO, Bitwise Industries 9:30am Keynote Address | The Housing Connection: Housing as an Anti-Poverty Strategy Virgina Madueño | President, IMAGEN, LLC 10:15am Break and Exhibits 10:30am Concurrent Morning Breakout Sessions Housing and Transportation - The Grand Ballroom How can we come together to better coordinate housing and transportation development and investments? As communities grow physically and socially, the relationship between housing and transportation becomes increasingly complex. If not properly linked, they can create dysfunctional and unhealthy environments that diminish the quality of life, prohibit access to housing and work opportunities, and raise household costs. Well-connected neighborhoods with affordable housing options, safe and walkable streets, adequate public spaces, and transportation options with access to employment centers, good and services, schools, and amenities can positively shape and define whole communities and foster economic progress. Panelists Allison Joe | Deputy Director, Strategic Growth Council Laura Podolsky | Policy Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation/Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis Housing and Health - The Grand on Ten (Breakout) How can affordable housing make a difference in community health outcomes? Housing is generally a family’s greatest single expenditure; as a result, several housing-related factors can help or harm health in major ways. Where people live matters for their physical and mental health and well-being. A zip code is one of the single greatest determinants affecting quality of life, access to household, employment, and education opportunities, and mortality rates. Housing affordability can shape home and neighborhood conditions, while also affecting the ability to make healthy choices. Panelists Leilani Barnett | Regional Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Stacey Murphy | Research Director, California Housing Partnership Corporation 2 THE HOUSING CONNECTION: HOUSING AS AN ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGY

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5th ANNUAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT | AUGUST 18, 2016 SUMMIT SCHEDULE Housing & Community and Economic Development - Frank’s Place How can investing in affordable housing contribute to a community’s overall economic development? Community and economic development strengthens communities through higher quality jobs, increasing the local tax base, and diversifying the local economy. On an individual level, when housing is affordable and safe, low- and moderate-income families are in a better position to contribute economically within their communities. At a community level, affordable housing can be the catalyst for community reinvestment and reinvention. Panelists David Garcia | Chief Operating Officer, Ten Space Development Michael Sigala | Principal, Sigala, Inc. Special Session: Talking About Housing - The Grand on Ten (Main) Affordable Housing means many different things to everyone. How we talk about Affordable Housing can be complex and confusing, even for the experts. In this session, we’ll review affordable housing basics that often get overlooked, and then explore ways we can strengthen our messaging around affordable housing. So whether you’re new to the world of affordable housing or if you’ve been around this whole time -- you won’t want to miss this power hour. Topics to include: Affordable Housing Basics, Messaging, Garnering Community Support, Advocating for Community Needs, Speaking with the Press, Social Media. 12pm Lunch and Open Networking 12:45pm Dennis Wallace Community Leadership Award In memory of the former executive director of Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire and board member of the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative. This award recognizes and celebrates San Joaquin Valley leaders who are truly dedicated to our communities through advocacy for and development of affordable housing. Award Presenter San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative Award Recipient Darryl Rutherford | Executive Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance 1pm Director’s Roundtable Moderator Tom Collishaw | President/CEO, Self-Help Enterprises Panelists Lisa Bates | Deputy Director, Housing Policy Development, California Department of Housing and Community Development Janice L. Waddell | California State Director, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture Randall Winston | Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council 1:45pm Break and Exhibits @SJVHC #HousingIsAntiPoverty #SJVHousingSummit16 3

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5th ANNUAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT | AUGUST 18, 2016 SUMMIT SCHEDULE 2pm Concurrent Afternoon Breakout Sessions Housing and The Environment- The Grand Ballroom In what ways is affordable housing an environmental issue? Often, substandard housing is correlated with concentrated poverty, inconsistent residential and industrial zoning, and inequitable public investment. Where and how subsidized housing is built - near heavy industry, superfund sites, busy highways - or densely and connected to transit with high energy efficiency and adequate green space - is a key factor in addressing environmental injustices. Improving housing and quality and community health is just as important to environmental sustainability as regulating pollution or conserving undeveloped land. Panelists Betsy McGovern-Garcia | Program Director, Real Estate Development, Self-Help Enterprises Ashley Werner| Attorney, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability Housing and Education - The Grand on Ten (Breakout) How can affordable housing support educational outcomes across Valley communities? Quality, healthy, and stable housing has proven a strong factor in determining students’ educational success and affordable housing sites can bring resources and services community-wide, not only for residents. Housing partnerships may have more to offer to schools and other advocates working to improve educational outcomes for Valley students. Panelists Benjamin T. Duran Ed.D, | Interim Executive Director, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium Carol J. Ornelas | CEO, Visionary Home Builders of California Housing and Workforce Development - Frank’s Place What role does affordable housing play in supporting employment and economic self-sufficiency? Both employers and employees lose out when housing costs in accessible proximity to the workplace is too high relative to earn income. Without a sufficient supply of stable, affordable housing, employers can be at a competitive disadvantage because of their difficulty attracting and retaining workers. Furthermore, affordable housing services and partnerships can support and connect community members to economic opportunity. There are many opportunities for housing to better integrate efforts with community-wide workforce development strategies and program throughout the Valley. Panelists Blake Konczal | CEO, Fresno County Workforce Investment Board Preston Prince | Executive Director/CEO, Fresno Housing Authority Special Session: Housing Policy Updates and Advocacy Opportunities- The Grand on Ten (Main) From fighting homelessness to inclusionary housing -- this year has been an exciting year for housing advocacy at local, state, and national levels. Find out what’s been happening, what things look like moving forward, and what you can do about it all! Moderator Monica Palmeira | Sustainable Communities Outreach Coordinator, Strategic Growth Council Panelists Imron Bhatti | Presidential Management Fellow, Programs Compliance Branch, U.S. HUD, FHEO San Francisco Tyrone Buckley | Policy Director, Land Use and Finance, Housing California 4 THE HOUSING CONNECTION: HOUSING AS AN ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGY

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5th ANNUAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT | AUGUST 18, 2016 SUMMIT SCHEDULE 3:30pm Tom Collishaw | President/CEO, Self-Help Enterprises Jeff Jackson | Chief, Programs Compliance Branch, U.S. HUD, FHEO San Francisco Break and Exhibits 3:40pm Recapturing the Humanity in Housing | Janine Nkosi, Ed.D., Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Fresno State Dr. Janine Nkosi is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Fresno to explore the experience of people living in substandard housing to better inform public policy and social change efforts. Dr. Nkosi’s presentation will be centered on the lessons she has learned, especially in relation to the stories of people she has encountered this summer. There are two main aspects: 1) Perspective -- seeing what is hidden, and 2) Reconnecting with each other on the most basic human level. Recapture: To recover what’s been lost or to recreate or re-experience something again Humanity: Seeing each other and walking alongside one another 4:00pm Networking and Social Hour Rabobank is a proud sponsor 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit Dedicated to financing affordable housing in non-major metropolitan and rural communities • Family/Senior housing • Veteran housing • Homeless housing • Special needs tenants • Sustainable • Environment friendly Contact us for outstanding customer service and professional guidance Sevag Jierian Relationship Manager (559) 430-3705 Sevag.Jierian@rabobank.com Justin Williams Relationship Manager (559) 447-7811 Justin.Williams@rabobank.com Visit us at www.rabobankamerica.com @SJVHC #HousingIsAntiPoverty #SJVHousingSummit16 5

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State Council on Developmental Disabilities STATE OF CALIFORNIA ● website ● www.scdd.ca.gov/sequoia.htm 770 E Shaw Ave, Suite 123 Fresno, CA 93705 ● email ● sequoia@scdd.ca.gov Edmund G. Brown Jr. phone (559) 222-2496 fax (559) 248-2886 Sequoia Regional Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities State Councils engage in advocacy, capacity building, and system change activities that contribute to a comprehensive system of supports and services that are centered around and directed by clients and families. This system includes needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Councils are to promote self- determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs. The Council’s role includes advocating for funding, better services, barrier removal, and system change. With its headquarters and regional offices, the Council is structured to identify and address systemic issues at local, county, regional, and state levels. The Regional Offices assist in meeting the goals of the State Council’s Office and State Plan. The Sequoia office is working on the disparity of services for people with developmental disabilities, which includes housing. Page 1 of 1 6

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Providing Educational Services to Parents Throughout the San Joaquin Valley Fresno State Parent University provides classes in Digital Literacy, Parenting Skills, and English Language Comprehension. Program Benefits: • Empower families to be skilled, confident leaders in their homes, their children’s schools • Increase parent/guardian-child interaction through family involvement • Teach family leadership development skills CONTACT US TODAY! CALL: 559-278-0750 “We are so fortunate to have a partnership with Fresno State Parent University at our school. In the two years of the program’s operation, I have witnessed an incredible growth in our parents’ advocacy and parenting, computer and English skills, as well as a deeper understanding in student development. The power of the acquired knowledge in education is making a difference at our school.” -Javier Gonzalez, Principal Huron Middle School fresnostate.edu/oced/parent-university Providing flexible capital that supports the development of affordable housing in California We invite you to get in touch to learn more Northern California Community Loan Fund Ph: (415) 392-8215 Email: dmcdonald@ncclf.org Web: www.ncclf.org 9

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