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2019 Momentum West Housing Conference

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Name: 2019 Momentum West Housing Conference
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Program includes:

• Current housing data from the Realtors Association
• Home Sweet Menomonie
• The collaborative effort in Eau Claire and Altoona to address housing needs
• Case studies on Barron County programs and development
• Private sector use of tax credit
• A panel discussion of home builders
• Placemaking
• State programs to assist in housing development
• An open discussion on potential actions and priorities.

Event Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

  • Xcel Energy

Silver Sponsor

  • Cedar Corp
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • WESTconsin Credit Union
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
WITC -- Rice Lake Campus Conference Center
1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Date/Time Information:

8:00 a.m.       Registration and networking – Reg Seth Hudson and Scott Hodek
 8:15             Welcome and MW overview – Sen. Janet Bewley/Larry Loverude
 8:20            Bruce King - Realtors Association – Intro Seth Hudson

  •  Demand vs supply
  • What is the buyer / renter looking for?
  • Typical size house and price range
  • Apartment types, rates, amenities
  • What are the hot markets for Rental and purchase?
  • Other - Challenges & Opportunities in the current environment
  • What are millennials and empty nesters doing in market

 8:50           WHEDA – Stuart Kuzik – Intro Heather Smith

  • Over view of WHEDA Housing programs
  • Cover Opportunity Zones in terms of housing projects

 9:30            DOA – Dave Pawlisch and Kenna Arvold  – Intro Seth Hudson

  • Overview of DOA Housing programs

10:00          Movin Out/Cedar Corp./WESTCAP - private sector use of housing tax credits – Intro Seth Hudson
Seth Hudson Cedar

  • Costs of Cost of infrastructure and role of TIF
Megan Schuetz Movin Out
  • How Tax Credits work / high-level proforma, putting it all together
  • Need for additional assistant - TIF
West Cap – Peter Kilde
  • Programs offered by West Cap

10:30     Break
10:45       Panel – Intros and moderated by Scott Hodek

  • 10:45 Home Sweet Menomonie – Georgina Tagert
  • 11:05 Chippewa Valley housing Task Force (EC/Altoona) study overview
     Scott Allen City of Eau Claire and Joshua Clements City of Altoona
  • 11:25 Barron County programs – Dave Armstrong
  • 11:45 Q&A for HSM/EC-Altoona/Barron County

12:00 p.m.      Lunch – Errin Welty WEDCHighlight WEDC housing data handout (distributed when registering as door) – Intro Heather Smith

12:30         WCWRPC – Place Making – Chris WCRPC – Intro Heather Smith
1:15            Break
1:30           Housing Panel – Intros and moderated by Seth Hudson

  • Scott Theilig - WITC Construction Training Program
  • Chris Brooke – WCU – Multi Housing Lending
  • Jamie Winsand – Timber Ridge Custom Homes – Single Family Housing Challenges, Trends, etc.

2:30          Q & A with Housing Panel/open discussion with attendees – Intros and moderated by Seth Hudson

3:00          Final comments and adjourn – Steve Jahn

Contact Information:
Steve Jahn, Executive Director, 715.874.4673
$50/person (includes lunch, beverages and snacks)
$500        Event Sponsor (includes 1 complementary ticket)
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