Housing Alliance of PA Summit on the Prevention and Remediation of Blight: How Far We Have Come and Where We Go Next!

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Housing Alliance of PA Summit
on the Prevention and Remediation of Blight

Tuesday, June 12th
Marriott Lancaster Penn Square
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

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  • 8:00-9:00 am     Registration/continental breakfast and networking available
  • 9:00-9:15 am      Welcome & Opening Remarks: Levana Layendecker, Deputy Director, Housing Alliance of PA & David Grow, Vice President, CRA Community Development, BB&T
  • 9:15-10:30 am    Workshop Session: “Understanding What’s Working: Success Stories from the Trenches”
    • Moderator: Chris Gulotta, Principal, The Gulotta Group, LLC
    • Presenters: Karen Bousquet, Deputy Director, Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization, City of Lancaster
      Justin Eby, Director, Housing and Community Development, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority
      Pat Mack, Deputy Director, Housing Authority of Northumberland County
      Katya Noreika, Lending Program Officer, LISC Philadelphia
  • 10:30-11:00 am  Networking Break
  • 11:00-12:15 pm   Workshop Session: “Where Do We Go From Here? Additional Tools and Strategies Needed to Address Blight”
    • Moderator: John Kromer, Senior Consultant, University of Pennsylvania
    • Presenters: David Patton, Codes Administrator, City of Harrisburg
      Diane Elliott, Executive Director, New Bethany Ministries
      Karen Beck Pooley, Professor, Consultant, Lehigh University
  • 12:15-1:00 pm    Lunch Buffet
  • 1:00-2:30 pm     Luncheon Program Introduction: Richard P. Vilello, Jr., Deputy Secretary, Community Affairs and Development, PA Department of Community and Economic Development
    • Moderator: Winnie Branton, Consultant, Branton Strategies LLC
      Presenters: “Mayors’ Perspectives on Blight”, Mayor Lombardo, Mayor Pacifico, & Former Mayor Bracey
  • 2:30 pm                Closing Remarks: Levana Layendecker, Housing Alliance of PA & Joseph DeFelice, Regional Administrator, HUD Region III
  • 2:45-3:30 pm     Optional Walking Tour of Nearby Neighborhoods

This Blight Summit is generously sponsored by:


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