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WHEDA Conference

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM | Monona Terrace

Join developers, syndicators, property managers, community leaders, industry experts and economic development professions for a day of learning sessions and collaboration to strengthen Wisconsin by expanding economic development and affordable multifamily housing. 

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General registrations are now open and close on 8/31

Late registrations are open from 9/1 – 9/10

Registrations will be accepted only on the day of the Conference after 9/10

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Keynote Speaker

Conference Speaker 2 HeadshotJake Wood is the cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones around the world and within the United States.  Since 2010, Team Rubicon has scaled to 80,000 volunteers and deployed teams to some of the worst catastrophes of the century.

As a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Wood deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Scout Sniper and earned the Navy-Marine Commendation Medal. A leading veterans’ advocate, Wood has briefed President Obama on veterans’ issues, met with former Presidents Bush and Clinton on veteran transition and disaster response and testified before a Senate committee to improve mental health care services for returning veterans. He has also appeared in the major media, including MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, Al Jazeera, US News & World Report, Forbes, Fox News and penned an op-ed for The New York Times. In 2014, Crown Publishing published Wood’s book, Take Command: Lessons in Leadership.

Special Guest

Conference Speaker HeadshotMary Ross CPO, FHC & MORS is the President of Ross Business Development. Ms. Ross is a nationally recognized expert in HUD property management training and consulting services. For over 21 years, Mary has assisted property management professionals throughout the industry work successfully to meet changing industry requirements.

Compliance training, compliance policy development and EIV and TRACS Consulting are Mary’s primary focus. She is a CPO and FHC certified trainer for NAHMA and designs and delivers EIV, TRACS, HUD Occupancy and Fair Housing training classes across the country. 

Conference Agenda

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Executive Office Welcome & Keynote Address

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Visit Exhibitor Marketplace

10:30 - 12:00 PM - Session I

  • Using State Housing Tax Credits to Expand Affordable Housing
  • Expanding Rural Community Development
  • Tax Credit Compliance Workshop I*
  • Washington Update
  • HUD EIV Overview and Income Discrepancies

12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 PM - Session II

  • How to Combat NIMBYism
  • Increasing Supportive Housing Opportunities for the Homeless
  • Tax Credit Compliance Workshop II*
  • Housing Market Trends and Forecast Equity Panel
  • Streamlining & the FAST Act

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Visit Exhibitor Marketplace

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Session III

  • What's Next for Opportunity Zones
  • Balancing Construction Costs and Energy Efficiency
  • Tax Credit Compliance Workshop III*
  • What's New at WHEDA
  • HUD TRACS 2.0.3.A Update

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

*Note: Attendance of all three Tax Credit Compliance Workshops is required for certification - Advance registration is required.


Event Hotel Block

A limited block of rooms has been set aside for conference attendees until Sunday, August 25, 2019 at:

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson St.
Madison WI 53703

To reserve a room, please call 1-877-510-7465, mentioning group code of WHEDA or click this link:


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