This webinar is intended primarily for Habitat affiliates but may be of interest to those who are interested in learning why subsidy preservation is important and how this applies to the Habitat model.
This webinar will focus on the various subsidies inherent in the production of Habitat homes and how these subsidies may be lost, recaptured, or retained in the home when it is resold. Participants will be introduced to the following topics: identification and calculation of subsidies; contractual mechanisms for recapturing subsidies and/or retaining them in the home itself; and the pros and cons of using a particular method of recapture or retention.
John Emmeus Davis is a partner in Burlington Associates in Community Development LLC, a national consulting cooperative specializing in policies and programs promoting permanently affordable housing. Previously, he was director of housing for the City of Burlington, Vermont. He has taught housing policy and neighborhood planning at New Hampshire College, the University of Vermont and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His publications include “Contested Ground: Collective Action and the Urban Neighborhood” (1991), “The Affordable City” (1994), “Shared Equity Homeownership: The Changing Landscape of Resale-Restricted, Owner-Occupied Housing” (2006), and “The Community Land Trust Reader” (2010).
Bruce Rodgers is an Organizational Development Consultant with Habitat for Humanity International. He has worked with Habitat affiliates in the Northeastern U.S. since 1999, helping them build on their strengths and overcome barriers to fulfilling their mission. He previously spent almost 20 years as a college chaplain and parish minister in the Episcopal Church and six years in the insurance and financial services business. Rodgers works out of his home in Albany, New York, where he is also active in his church and other community organizations.