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This course has been approved for 8 hours of HOT Topic CE by OREC course #198325.

Increasing the Supply of New Affordable Housing

CPD Project Profiles - Case Studies and Project Spotlights

Key Terms Glossary

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Andrea Frymire, CCIM; Housing For Communities Board Chair 

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9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Introduction and welcome by US Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Speaker: Sharon Gordon-Ribeiro, Field Office Director-OKC, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

OK Academy Town Hall Results:
Final Report & Key Recommendations: Oklahoma Housing Affordable * Accessible * Attainable

Speaker: Julie Knutson, CEO   

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Accommodating Mobility Disabilities in Affordable Housing

Speaker: Jack Werner, AtoZ Inspections

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Case Study: The Row at Fremont 

Explore HUD's Case Study on The Row at Fremont, a planned development of 400 units in Nebraska. Gain insight from the developer and ask questions.

Speaker: Jake Hoppe, Managing Principal, Hoppe Development (Nebraska)

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Affordable Housing Strategy 1: Effective Use of Public Funds

Discover federal and state resources that support affordable housing production, examples of projects, and tips on applying for these funds.

Moderator: Carrie Blumert, Ok County Commissioner

Speaker: Robert Peterson, HUD; Lantrina Stewart, HUD Multifamily; Darrell Beavers, OHFA; and Kellon Dixon, Dept of Commerce

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Speaker: Lt Governor Matt Pinnell 

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Affordable Housing Strategy 2: Effective Use of Other Funds

Learn about other financing options that support affordable housing development and households seeking homeownership.  

Moderator: Bruce Shultz, VP, Community Development Banking Strategy, Gateway First Bank

Speaker: Kylie Mergen, Federal Home Loan Bank Topeka;  Sarah Reed, MetaFund-CDFI; JaNae K. Barnard, Major County Economic Development; Valenthia Doolin, OHFA -Buyer Financing

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Affordable Housing Strategy 3: Policies, Infill Development and Land Use

Hear about zoning policy research, zoning changes, Guthrie's Build and Invest Initiative, and how a local housing development organization puts it all together to create a neighborhood.  Gather ideas for in-fill development, density bonuses, expedited permitting, working with cities, and more.

Moderator: Dr. Bryce Lowery, Associate Professor of Regional and City Planning, University of Oklahoma

Speaker: Sabine Brown, OK Policy; Marilyn Allen, City of OKC; Dan Kassik, City of Guthrie; Sheryl Lovelady, Oklahoma City Housing Services Redevelopment.

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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Affordable Housing Strategy 4: Development of Public Land and Partnerships

Discover ways to kickstart the production of affordable housing using existing assets through the development of public land and community partnerships.

Moderator: Darin Dalbom, President, NPVal, LLC, Real Estate Valuation and Consulting

Speaker: Cassi Poor, Alliance for Economic Development; Rhonda Teague, LIFT/Hugo; and Karrie Little, City of Watonga

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4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Housing Strategy: Engaging Oklahomans

Explore how Oklahoma communities can support housing needs using these strategies and engaging stakeholders. 

Speaker: Steve Shepelwich, Federal Reserve Bank of KC- OKC Branch

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4:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Next Steps

Speaker: Andrea Frymire, CCIM; Housing For Communities Board Chair 

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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Brews & Bites

Tour the Village on Walnut’s Affordable Housing Community. See the results of partnerships that have transformed a vacant city block into a vibrant pocket neighborhood. Light snacks and drinks are provided!

Speaker: Sheryl Lovelady, Oklahoma City Housing Services Redevelopment.


Special thanks to the OKC Metro Association of REALTORS® for providing a Housing Opportunity Grant from the National Association of REALTORS®.

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