Pre-Conference Programs

Come to Atlanta a day early on Monday, June 24, 2024, for half-day mobile tours and training sessions that you can mix and match for a tailored experience.

Our mobile tours will showcase comprehensive community development, housing justice and affordable housing strategies. You will encounter firsthand the transformative power of integrated strategies that combine affordable housing with social, economic and environmental considerations to serve residents and strengthen communities.

Our half-day training sessions are designed to provide you with foundational skills in two critical areas poised to impact the future of the field: the strategic application of Artificial Intelligence and the essential steps toward Decarbonization in Multifamily Housing. Perfect for professionals seeking to get hands-on with the work and empowered with basic skills.

We are charging a separate fee for each activity or training, which includes a box lunch. 
You get the best of both worlds – an opportunity to learn something new and time for an engaging, community lunch. You won’t want to miss out!


Leveraging Decarbonization Incentives to Support Portfolio & Asset Stabilization, 9:00-12:00

Asset managers will play an essential role in the decarbonization and sustainable preservation of existing building portfolios. Housing Partnership Network, National Housing Trust, and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future will lead a pre-conference workshop on decarbonizing multi-family housing and supporting portfolio and asset stabilization. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of decarbonization and its benefits, identify property- and portfolio-level opportunities for incentives, develop an action plan that they can implement, and work with a cohort of peers and industry experts to foster continued engagement around the topic.

This pre-conference training is provided free of charge thanks to the Housing Partnership Network, National Housing Trust, and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future.

Enjoy the Journey: Navigating AI, 1:00-4:00

Behind-the-wheel training! Jump into Artificial Intelligence with a beginner-friendly session for affordable housing professionals.

Starting with a brief history, we will explain the essentials and the lingo of Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) leading up to Generative Intelligence.

This will be hands-on! Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to maximize your learning experience. We will share links that spotlight quickly accessible tools and technologies that can help asset managers and property managers streamline daily operations.

By participating, you will gain:

  • Hands-on experience with AI applications, allowing you to try out tools in real-time
  • Insights and ideas to inspire your work in affordable housing
  • Access to a curated list of resources, links, apps, and tools to continue your AI journey
  • A few conspiracy theories to share at happy hour

Instructors: Jane Loechler, Two Cents, LLC; Anne Hollander, Lobby CRE / 30 Capital


Mobile Tours

An Insider's Tour of East Lake Village, 9:00-12:00

Embark on an inspirational journey through the East Lake Village with Shannon Heath Longino as your guide. This bus tour through East Lake not only uncovers the historical evolution of the area but also provides a look into the innovative services, renovations and programs that have shaped its success. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the strategic planning and integrated approach that turned East Lake into a model of urban redevelopment, demonstrating how collaborative efforts can create sustainable, thriving communities.

Atlanta's Historic Westside and BeltLine, 1:00-4:00

Tour Atlanta’s Historic Westside and BeltLine to learn about the equitable and inclusive housing opportunities that are a cornerstone of these two initiatives.

The Atlanta BeltLine is a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit and affordable housing along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor. Its goals are to enhance mobility, connect intown neighborhoods and improve economic opportunity and sustainability.

We'll also drive by the area targeted for development by the Westside Future Fund. This nonprofit is committed to helping the Historic Westside neighborhoods revitalize and develop into a community Dr. King would be proud to call home. They have a compassionate approach to neighborhood revitalization that creates a diverse, mixed-income community, improves the quality of life for current and future residents, and elevates the Historic Westside’s unique history and culture.