Evidence is mounting that comprehensive stewardship services are needed for long-term affordable homeownership programs to be successful. Whether units are produced through inclusionary zoning, new construction, or acquisition/rehab, resource-constrained nonprofits and local jurisdictions are forming partnerships to support program administration and monitoring activities.
If you’re thinking about offering stewardship services, how do you decide what services to provide, how to price your activities, and how to market your services to homeownership programs? And if you’re a developer or local jurisdiction that contracts with a third-party, what should you do to maximize your relationship?
In this webinar, we’ll hear from organizations that offer stewardship services for a fee to learn about what works well, what pitfalls to avoid and what to consider if you’re offering or seeking stewardship services.
James Britz, Senior Vice-President | Long Island Housing Partnership (Hauppauge, NY)
James has been with the Long Island Housing Partnership for over twelve years and was recently appointed as Senior Vice President. He works on the overall implementation of multiple affordable housing development and supportive programs, including responsibility for supervision of various office personnel matters. He is a member of the 2010 Class of The Energeia Partnership – The Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College. James has also served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Community Development Organization.
Nesreen Kawar, Program Director | Hello Housing (San Francisco, CA)
Nesreen Kawar serves as the Program Director for Hello Housing. She is responsible for all business development and contract set-up activities for Hello Stewardship, a program of Hello Housing providing municipalities with professional administration of Below Market Rate (BMR) homeownership and loan programs. In addition, she manages Hello Housing’s project development activities coordinating all aspects of predevelopment, construction and permanent financing.
Prior to joining Hello Housing in 2006, Nesreen served as the Senior Project Manager for Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), a nonprofit housing developer in the East Bay, where she gained experience in affordable housing development for people with developmental disabilities. Nesreen has a B.A in architecture, with a minor in city and regional planning, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Julie Brunner, Housing Manager, Opal Community Land Trust & Consultant, Cornerstone Partnership
Julie has been the Housing Manager for OPAL Community Land Trust since 2002. In that capacity, Julie manages resident and homebuyer policies, project financing, resident applications, mortgage financing and homebuyer education instruction. In addition to working for OPAL, Julie works as a consultant specializing in community land trusts and homeownership programs. Julie has been teaching courses for the National Community Land Trust Academy since 2006. Julie has worked in the field of affordable housing since 1995 and prior to that in social service and international economic development. She has a B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University. Julie lives with her husband and two daughters on Orcas Island in Washington.