Join us as experienced community developers from two states outline key practices and partnerships used to bring their multi-site projects to fruition. Guy Kempe, Vice President for Community Development at RUPCO, Inc., teams up with Madeline Fletcher, executive director of Newburgh, New York’s Community Land Bank, to discuss their effort to transform 15 historic properties into 40 rentals for working class families. Jarrod White, past president and current board member of Restore Mobile, and Kristina Stone, Assistant Director of Community and Housing Development for the City of Mobile, Alabama, share their process for preserving and creating home ownership opportunities in a neighborhood fighting to remain vibrant. Keri Coumanis, Assistant City Attorney with the City of Mobile, Alabama, also assisted with this presentation. The session is moderated by Melissa Jest, manager of the National Trust's Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP).
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