Forum Agenda

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

8:30-9:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast


9:00-9:15 AM


Ruth Clevenger, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland


9:15 -10:15 AM

Highlighting Pennsylvania's Rental Housing Needs

Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Erin Mierzwa, Community Development Specialist and Administrative Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


10:15–10:30 AM



10:30-12:00 noon


Discussants' Panel: Detailing the Challenges and Opportunities to Move Forward

Joseph Ott, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch

Jennifer Burnett, Deputy Secretary for Long-Term Living, Departments of Aging and Public Welfare

Carla Falkenstein, Manager of Housing Services Department, PHFA

Joseph Yarzebinski, Program Director, Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Kyra Straussman, Real Estate Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (invited)


12:00 noon - 1:15 PM

Lunch and Keynote

John Kromer, Faculty Member and Senior Consultant, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania


1:15-1:30 PM

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Ruth Clevenger