The goal of the 2017 Multifamily
Affordable Housing Conference, formerly known as the Housing Services
Conference, is to enhance the capacity of Service Coordinators, Property
Managers and other housing professionals to design and carry out programs that
enrich residents’ lives, strengthen neighborhoods and communities, and improve
the financial position of the property. We do this through a combination
of expert trainers and the collective expertise of the people gathered.
We realize that many housing professionals
already have it figured out and have put in place great programs that are
achieving wonderful results. One of our purposes is to use this
conference to learn from those experts. This is accomplished through the
Best Practice Awards and by having site experts contribute as invited speakers.
to service delivery strategies and management techniques, with tracks for
Property Management, Service Coordination, and Personal Development, will bring
attendees up to date on new developments in the field.
Multifamily Affordable Housing Conference will include three general sessions
and more than 40 breakout sessions. Topics include:
Property Managers and Service Coordinators
Adult Protective Services
Mental Health Awareness
Other relevant housing issues for families, the
elderly and people with disabilities.
Each of the sessions will provide new tools, strategies, and
resources for staff to adopt and implement at their sites. In addition,
highly successful programs will be highlighted in the Conference
Showcase. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from your colleagues!
Each year approximately 500-600 people attend PHFA’s
Multifamily Affordable Housing Conference, with breakout sessions attracting
between 30 and 100 people. Participants include supportive service
providers, service coordinators and activity directors, property managers
(regional and on-site), developers, state and local government representatives,
staff from public housing and redevelopment authorities, and social service
agencies, including Area Agencies on Aging, Community Action Agencies, and
Centers for Independent Living.
Many of the attendees are new to
affordable service-enriched housing or are first time conference
attendees. Conference participants come from urban, rural, and suburban
areas and work with senior citizens, families, and populations with special