2012 Assets Learning Conference

Affordable Housing as an Asset-Building Platform

September 20, 2012  9:30 am - 10:45 am

Room: Virginia C

The recent economic downturn has highlighted the vital importance of having savings to weather financial setbacks and new, tighter underwriting standards will likely require higher downpayments for future homebuyers. Innovative affordable housing providers across the country have responded by integrating asset building and other financial services into their affordable housing programs. In this session you will learn how innovative housing authorities, intermediaries and affordable housing developers are helping low-income families build assets through saving or building wealth through renter equity with unique and successful approaches.


  • Chris Krehmeyer, Beyond Housing
  • Margery Spinney, Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity (Presentation - PDF)
  • Michael Mirra, Takoma Housing Authority
  • David Dangler, NeighborWorks America (Moderator) 
 This session is sponsored by the Strong Communities sponsor, NeighborWorks.
Click here to read Lauren Williams' blog post recapping "Affordable Housing as an Asset-Building Platform."