Planning Department

Housing Summit

Contact

Mailing / Physical Address
1400 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78204

Phone
210.207.4686


Housing Summit logoSummary

The Mayor of the City of San Antonio is pleased to host the 2015 Housing Summit. Keynote speaker will be Mechele Dickerson, JD, University of Texas School of Law. 

Topics for the 2015 Housing Summit include workforce housing, urban revitalization through creation of stable mixed-income communities, and the need for affordable housing. 

Goal

To assist in establishing a unified housing policy for the community and to support current housing planning and community development efforts. 

Details

Friday, May 15, 2015
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
100 Market Street, 78205
Rooms 210-214 

Continuing education credit is available. Thanks to our generous sponsors the breakfast, panels, lunch and work sessions are free but registration is required.

Agenda

  • 7: 30 AM Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Welcome and Mayor’s Charge 
  • 8:20 AM Demographic Profile 
  • 8:35 AM Housing Challenges Overview: 
    • City of San Antonio—Sheryl Sculley, City Manager 
    • Bexar County—David Smith, County Manager 
    • San Antonio Housing Authority—David Nisivoccia, Interim President and CEO 
  • 9:25 AM Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods Task Force Report 
  • 9:45 AM Break 10:00 AM Best Practices Panel
  • 11:45 AM Break 
  • 12:00 PM Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
  • 1:30 PM Work Sessions– Visions, Goals, Strategies
  • 3:30 PM Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

Best Practices

  1. Planning and Policy: Establishing a Context for Housing Projects (Celia Smoot, LISC)
  2. Innovative Financing Approaches (Betsy Spencer, City of Austin)
  3. Alternative Housing Products (NeighborWorks America)
  4. Market-Based Approaches (John altshuler, HR&A inv.)
  5. Strengthening Adult Basic and Financial Literacy (Wells Fargo)
  6. Barriers to Best Practices in San Antonio (Ed Guzman, City of San Antonio City Attorney’s Office)
  7. Q & A

Keynote Speaker

Mechele Dickerson, JD

A. Mechele Dickerson is a nationally recognized bankruptcy law scholar and a global media expert on consumer debt. Her current research focuses on housing, student loans and other consumer debt, and the financial challenges facing the US middle class. Professor Dickerson joined the faculty in January 2006 and served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2006-2011.

Professor Dickerson teaches Remedies, Federal Civil Procedure, and Economic Justice at the law school and teaches an undergraduate seminar called Good Debt, Bad Debt, Ugly Debt.

Professor Dickerson was a law clerk for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, Virginia before joining the law faculty at the College of William and Mary. Professor Dickerson is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

One of her more recent titles is HOMEOWNERSHIP AND AMERICA'S FINANCIAL UNDERCLASS: FLAWED PREMISES, BROKEN PROMISES, NEW PRESCRIPTIONS (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Work Sessions

Work sessions are designed to have public and private entities collaborate in finding solutions to various topics. If you wish to participate, please select the ONE session you wish to attend when registering.

  1. Establishing a Comprehensive Housing Policy for San Antonio
  2. Leveraging and Enhancing Existing Public Resources
  3. Ensuring Local Housing Products Meet Local Needs
  4. Integrating Resident Services
  5. Financial Literacy, Credit Counseling and Family Economic Stability
  6. Developing a Legislative Agenda for Housing