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28th Annual Affordable Housing Summit

May 17, 2019
8:30 AM EDT - 4:30 PM EDT
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North Bethesda Marriott Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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The Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (AHCMC) believes that affordable, decent, and safe housing is an inalienable right—and not a privilege—for every American.

The registration fee for this year's summit is all-inclusive and covers conference materials and access to all panels and the exhibit gallery. All registrants will also enjoy a delicious lunch from the chefs at our host site, the beautiful Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, located across Rockville Pike from the White Flint Metro.

28th Annual Affordable Housing Summit
May 17, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Lunch – 11:45am

Early Registration ($90) until April 20.
Regular Registration is $115

"Missing Middle Housing": A Missing Piece? – 1 LU/HSW
Casey Anderson, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board
Multi-unit or clustered housing types compatible in scale with single-family homes can help meet the demand for walkable urban living. They provide diverse housing options along a spectrum of affordability.

Millennials & Seniors: Challenges & Opportunities – 2 LU
Lisa Govoni, Senior Planner, Montgomery Planning
This panel will explore our two largest demographics – millennials and seniors. They share similarities in preferences and needs: walkability, transportation accessibility, smaller size homes, etc. They also share similar challenges in affordability, credit access, etc. What can be done to help both groups and are their ways to connect?

Bricks or Bureaucracy? Construction Costs in Affordable Housing – 1 LU
Logan Schutz, AIA, Grimm + Parker Architects
Why aren’t we building more affordable housing? Is it the rising cost of labor and materials or are scheduling, permitting and regulations getting in the way? How are others dealing with the problem and what can we do to improve the situation?

Transit-Oriented Development – 1 LU
Ralph Bennett, FAIA, LEED AP (BD&C), Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects
The Purple Line is scheduled to open in 2022. While this project has great economic potential, it also comes with serious risks. In fact, a recent UMD study found that communities in Prince George’s County are already becoming susceptible to rising rent, substandard housing, and negative business effects. How can we develop these communities in a way that leverages public transit while protecting the residents who need it the most? How can we design communities proximate to transit that fit into the existing neighborhoods? How can good design ease concerns about noise and visibility?

AIA CEUs provided through AIA Potomac Valley.





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