Preserving Affordable Rural Rental Housing:
New Tools and Promising Practices

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Date:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:  2-3 p.m. CT | 3-4 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Thousands of affordable rental properties in rural communities are in danger of being lost to disrepair or market forces in the next decade. This free Connecting Communities® webinar on May 4 will explore strategies that are being implemented to try and preserve these properties. We will focus on recently released data and tools that can help community organizations and their partners better understand the current landscape of affordable rural rental housing.

Presenters from online mapping company PolicyMap and the Rural Housing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will describe the tools and data that their organizations have developed or are hosting. You'll also hear a practitioner's perspective as the leader of Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership discusses how his organization is using those tools and resources to identify at-risk properties and assess preservation strategies.

Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Nash, ‎Vice President of Data and Product Development, PolicyMap
  • Bryan Hooper, Deputy Administrator for Multi-Family Housing, USDA Rural Housing Service
  • Rick Goodemann, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required. Sign up for this session at the Connecting Communities website.

For more information, please email communities@stls.frb.org.


The Connecting Communities webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative providing a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All sessions are recorded and archived on the Connecting Communities website.