Friday, March 31, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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This is a hybrid event - online and in-person at:

Indiana Farm Bureau
225 S East St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Deb Trocha
Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Using the Co-op Model to Address the Housing Crisis 

The shortage of workforce and affordable housing in the U.S. market has an enormous impact on the quality of life in cities, towns, and rural areas. As community leaders seek solutions to the housing crisis, people continue to make difficult choices about where to live. Cooperative housing offers a solution to this crisis. Housing co-ops have been around since the mid-19th century, and have proven to be effective in addressing the housing crisis.

Join us on March 31 to learn about cooperatives and the housing co-op model. You'll hear from the experts about how to start and finance a housing co-op.

This is a hybrid event and you may participate in person or virtually.  There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.


10:00                 Welcome and Introductions 

10:30                 Introduction to the Cooperative Model and Housing

                          Brian Donovan, The Cooperation Group

12:00                 Lunch

12:45                 Panel Discussion
                          Margery Spinney and Carol Smith - Renting Partnerships
                          Alvin Sangsuwangul, Kheprw Institute

1:45                   Financing Housing Cooperatives
                          Jerrel Duffy Jr - NCB

2:15                   Connecting the Dots with Housing Co-ops
                          Jake Sipe, IN Housing and Community Dev Authority

2:40                   Q&A

3:00                   Adjourn


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