Office of the Mayor

Work Sessions

The 2018 Mayor’s Housing Summit will offer an opportunity for housing practitioners and advocates to get the latest information, exchange ideas and build relationships to support the creation of healthy neighborhoods.

In addition to keynotes and general sessions, there will be five multi-session tracks running concurrently.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Meet and Greet | Shark Tank

San Antonio Housing Authority - 5:00 P.m.

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Networking Reception

San Antonio Housing Authority Meet & Greet. 
Benefiting the Educational Investment Foundation

Meet & Greet

ULI San Antonio Developer Shark Tank - 6:00 p.m. 

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ULI Developer Shark Tank • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center • September 17, 2018

Shark Tank

2018 Real Estate Developer Shark Tank.
ULI San Antonio presents the 2018 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER SHARK TANK, an interactive event that aims to entertain while educating, advising, and empowering aspiring real estate developers. Two real estate investment proposals from local entrepreneurs will be pitched at ULI San Antonio’s Shark Tank.

Tailored after the popular TV show and similar events produced at ULI’s national Fall Meetings, this program will feature local real estate entrepreneurs who will vet their proposals to a panel of “sharks”- experts bringing decades of experience to the tank. The program gives the audience a behind-closed-doors look at an investment committee review process, and offers the entrepreneurs real feedback they can use to fine-tune their proposals for real life presentations.

The panel of Sharks will critique the presentations and ask hard-hitting questions that leverage their expert experience, critical evaluation methods and quick wits.

This event promises to be an engaging, dynamic and real-world look into the behind-the-scenes machinery of getting a real estate investment deal done in San Antonio. 

*Actual financing is neither guaranteed, nor implied. 

Drinks & appetizers will be served. Two drink tickets per person included with registration.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

State of the Mayor's Housing Task ForceBreakout 1 | Keynote LunchBreakout 2 | Breakout 3 | Exhibition

State of the Mayor's Housing Task Force • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Check-In/Breakfast State of the Mayor's Housing Task Force. Introduction: Sheryl Sculley, City Manager
Presentation: Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Moderator: Molly Cox, CEO, SA2020
Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force Panel: Lourdes Castro Ramirez, Task Force Chair; Jim Bailey, Associate Principal, Alamo Architects; Gene Dawson, Owner, Pape Dawson Engineering
Breakout 1 - 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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Resilient Neighborhoods How do you map opportunity? Multiple perspectives on neighborhood barriers and amenities
What are the characteristics of a neighborhood that increase displacement.
Panel + Q&A
Sara Eaves, Program Analyst,SAHA; Lily Casura, ConsultantGinger Walker, Consultant
Barriers to Housing Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force Recommendations: Removing Barriers & Prevention
Discussion focused on the recommendations presented by the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force to remove barriers to housing production, equal access, and prevention strategies to mitigate displacement.
Moderator: Meghan Garza Oswald, Community Housing Resource Partners
Panel Members: Natalie Griffith, Habitat for Humanity; Mike Lozito, Bexar County - Judicial Services; Ann Helmke, Faith Liaison, City of San Antonio - Faith Based Initiative; Katie Vela, Continuum of Care Director - SARAH
Housing for All Youth + Homelessness: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Latest Research.
Different populations experience homelessness—and risk factors of homelessness—differently. Understanding those differences and responding to individuals’ vulnerabilities sometimes requires new and innovative community collaborations and solutions. This session will explore findings and trends identified from national and state level data relating to youth and young adults that are experiencing homelessness, and exciting initiatives across the country that are designed to reduce and prevent youth from experiencing homelessness.
Moderated Panel
Moderator: Jessica Weaver, Community in Schools - SA
Panel: Dr. Amy Dworsky, Voices of Youth Count; Gabriella McDonald, Texas Appleseed; Erin Whelan, LifeWorks; Judge Renee Yanta, Bexar County-150th Court
Barriers to Housing #2 Homelessness, Housing and Social Determinants of Health.
During this “Housing for All” track workshop, the presenter will discuss the myths and facts of homelessness and what causes people to become homeless. We will explore national and local models and strategies to address issues related to homelessness and compare homelessness in San Antonio to other like-sized cities nationally. Lastly, the presenter will present case studies of work being done in other communities addressing issues related to homelessness, housing and Social Determinants of Health. The presenter for this workshop has assisted communities across the United States in developing strategies and collaborations to improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness while improving population health and decreasing costs to hospitals and health plans.
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Scott Ackerson, Principal, Health Management Associates
Barriers to Housing #3 Implementation of Mayor’s Housing Task Force Recommendations related to Older Adults.
Facilitated Work Session to develop implementation ideas related to risk mitigation fund.
Facilitator: Richard Milk, Director of Policy and Planning, SAHA
Keynote LUnch - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 P.m.

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Keynote Lunch Keynote Lunch.
Community engagement and special populations.
Ann Oliva, Senior Policy Advisor, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Breakout 2 - 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

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Resilient Neighborhoods Presentation of Housing Policy Charrette Work.
Presentation of some or all of UTSA-led SAISD high school groups' responses to housing policy challenge.
Group Presentations
UTSA and SAISD
Finance and Funding Government Funding Update.
Panelists will address local, state and federal perspective on housing funding; Legislative Agenda Process.
Debra Guerrero, Vice President of Government Affairs, The NRP Group; Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, City of San Antonio District 5; State Rep. Diego Bernal, Texas District 123; State Senator Jose Menendez, Texas District 26; Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager, City of San Antonio
Housing for All Refining Coordinated Entry to Better Connect with People Living on the Streets
A key tenet of the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness is to create a “No Wrong Door” coordinated entry system.  While HMIS is an entry point for the majority of Federally funded projects, there are still several other entry and exit points within a community that HMIS does not cover.  Charlotte, San Antonio, and Houston shared a common goal of reducing the number of closed doors and decided to participate in a pilot project aimed at addressing this issue.  During this session we share details on the obstacles that need to be overcome to extend coordinated entry to include street outreach, first responders, and providers that aren’t funded by HUD.  This will be followed by an overview of the design, development, and implementation phases that ensued as well as a status update of where each community is within the process of broadening their homelessness response frameworks to be more inclusive.
Matt Simmonds, SimTech Solutions, Inc.
Housing for All How to Mitigate Displacement.
Facilitated work session with different stakeholders, organizations, and residents to discuss the local determinant (and socio-economic/and health consequences) of eviction and displacement. The session will help develop a Risk-MItigation and Displacement Diversion Policy tailored to vulnerable tenants who have been (or at-risk of being) evicted or/displaced.
Facilitator: Gina Amatangelo, Founder, Common Ground Strategy
Transparent/Coordinated Housing Housing as Social Determinant of Health
What are the connections between health and housing? What do housing policy decisions impact health outcomes?
Moderator: Dr. Morris Stribling, Chairman, SAHA Board of Commissioners
PanelSarah Hogan, Division Director, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC); Carisa Dougherty, Senior Advisor, Texas Health and Human Services; Carmen Hancock, Vice President of Resident Services, Prospera HCS; Caren Zysk, Director of Healthcare Services, Molina Healthcare
Barriers to Housing Title Clearance, Wills and Power of Attorney
What can homeowners do now to prevent costly and difficult housing title problems.
Moderator: Susan Sheeran, President, Merced Housing Texas
Presenters: Chris Sanchez, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB); Dr. Roger Enriquez, Associate Professor & Director, Policy Studies Center, UTSA; Paul Zambie, Managing Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center, Inc.
Breakout  3 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Resilient Neighborhoods Resilient Infill Development
Infill development allows the City to accommodate its growing population in a sustainable way, promoting use of existing infrastructure and reducing pressure on outward expansion. But not all infill is created equally. Explore how design drives compatibility within neighborhoods, and how residents can have meaningful input on infill projects.
Panel: David Bogle, Syncro Architecture Studio; Anisa Schell, Tobin Hill Community Association; Monica Savino, Savino Architecture; Mickey Conrad, LPA
Housing for All Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force Recommendations: Housing Opportunities for All.
Discussion focused on the recommendations presented by the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force to create more housing opportunities for the most vulnerable populations within our community.
Moderator: Morjoriee White, City of San Antonio
Panel: Jennifer Hicks, True Casa Consulting; Scott Ackerson, Health Management Associates; Katie Vela, South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH); Ann Helmke, Faith Liaison, City of San Antonio - Faith Based Initiative
Barriers to Housing Independent Living and Aging in Place: Challenges & Opportunities.
Growing number of San Antonians prefer to age in place. What are the challenges and opportunities, as a growing percentage of the population makes this decision?
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Alvin Loewenberg,Consultant
Panel: Dr. Morris Stribling, SAHA Board of Commissioners; George Losoya, ADRC Coordinator, Alamo Area Council of Governments (ACOG), Carlos Moreno, Managing Director/San Antonio THW Design; Bryan Smith, President, Vision Design and Build
Transparent and Coordinated Housing Housing Discrimination and NIMBYism.
A candid review of and a Q&A opportunity on topics that signal Housing Discrimination and NIMBYism. This panel will offer attendees an insight on the many challenges that the most vulnerable households face in their search for housing opportunities. Worthy of a multiple day training/workshop - the panel will present on topics that include: a campaign to promote renters; limited housing opportunities for residents in a highly segregated city and its impact on residents; the distinct differences in the housing needs and challenges of special populations and race/ethnic minority households; how NIMBYism and Gentrification are transforming the face and culture of the City; the alarming rate of evictions; types of criminal records, their differences, and what they mean; HUD guidance on the review and use of criminal records/histories; displacement and difficulties associated with background checks and criminal records; expunction of criminal records and non-disclosure services, processes, and costs; NIMBYism and the criminal justice population, where in the County the reentry population comes from; housing vulnerability in the reentry population, and how it impacts their children, and their household members.
Moderator: Josefa Zatarain-Flournoy, Alamo Area Council of Governments
Panel: Sandra Tamez, Executive Director, Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio; Ilene Garcia, Attorney-at-Law, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.; Leah Stein, Attorney-at-Law, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.; Mike Lozito, Director of Judicial Services, Bexar County; Mike Rust, San Antonio Apartment Association, Past President & Highland Commercial Properties, General Operations Manager
Finance and Funding Strengthening Housing Consumers.
Personal finance quiz show followed by moderated panel discussion on San Antonio's Financial Health.
Moderator: Celina Peña, LiftFund
Panel: Frances Gonzalez, Asset Funders Network; Kim Arispe, Family Services Association; Lori Hall, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Exhibition - 1:15 P.m. - 4:00 P.m.

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Housing for All Poverty Simulation.
This simulation provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member helping to provide for your family and maintain your home on a limited budget. Participants will gain insight into the state of the poverty crisis in Texas that consumes so many individuals and families. The poverty simulation is not a game, but rather an experience designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to see what those we serve experience every day.
Tanya Rollings, Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Statistics