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Upcoming Event
Red River Bank Community Reinvestment Economic Development and Affordable Housing Summit

  • Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • 2727 Monroe Highway 165
  • Pineville, Louisiana 71360

The purpose of the Economic Development and Affordable Housing Summit is to provide information to Central Louisiana stakeholders about resources available to finance economic development and affordable housing development in this area, as well as to create opportunities for networking.

Experts will discuss current and new economic development initiatives, low income housing tax credits, and affordable housing revenue bonds. Local businesses, government, economic development organizations, community development corporations, and financial institutions are invited to attend.

There is no charge to attend the summit however, Pre-Registration by August 22nd is strongly encouraged. Download the Invite (PDF).

Registration for this event is closed.

Summit Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome
Blake Chatelain • President/CEO, Red River Bank
8:20 a.m. Why Are We Here?
Willie Spears • SVP/CRA Officer, Red River Bank
8:30 a.m. State of Economic Development in Louisiana
Michael J. Olivier • CEO, Louisiana Committee of 100
  • Current and New Economic Development Initiatives
  • Economic Development Success Stories
  • Impact of Economic Development Programs for the State and Central La.
  • What We Need to Do to Become More Competitive with Other States
9:20 a.m. State of Affordable Housing in Louisiana
Michael Airhart • Board Chairman, Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC)
  • History and Recent Reorganization of LHC
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Affordable Housing
  • Affordable Housing Resources
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Tax Credits
Wayne J. Neveu • Bond Counselor, Foley & Judell, LLP
  • Purpose and General Overview of Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Purpose and General Overview of Affordable Housing Revenue Bonds
12:00 Noon Lunch & Keynote Address
John Kennedy • Louisiana State Treasurer
  • Current and Future Economic Outlook for Louisiana Treasury
  • Impact of New and Pending Legislation
  • Current and Future Funding for Economic Development and Housing
1:15 p.m. Federal Home loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB)
Robert “Bob” Crutchfield • Senior Affordable Housing Analyst I
  • Bank's Mission
  • Membership
  • Affordable Housing Programs and Grants
  • Economic Development Programs and Grants
2:00 p.m.

Best Practices Panel, Willie Spears, Moderator
Examples of Products Using Multiple Funding Sources from Concept to Completion

Panel One: New Market Tax Credits
Steven LeblancAVP, Stonehenge Capital

Panel Two: Low Income Housing Tax Credits,
Revenue Bonds & Historic Tax Credits

Pres Kabacoff CEO, HRI Properties

3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved for the evening of Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in the name of Red River Bank at a rate of $104 per night. Please contact hotel reservations at 1-800-456-4000 or www.countryinns.com.

More Information

For more information about the summit, please contact:
Jannease Seastrunk, Red River Bank
(318) 561-5814

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