Previous Events

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors for making our housing events a success!


Affordable Housing Awards Breakfast

April 13, 2018

The Kennedy Commission, OCCHC/ SteppingUP and Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, hosted the sold-out Affordable Housing Awards (AHA) Breakfast at the Center Club of Orange County in the City Costa Mesa.

Congratulations to our 2018 AHA Honorees

Ralph Kennedy Award:
Housing California

Large Development Award:
Lemon Grove, City of Orange, C&C Development & Orange Development Housing Corp.

Innovative Development Award:
Wesley Village, City of Garden Grove, Jamboree

Special Needs Development Award: 
The Orchard, City of Santa Ana, Community Development Partners

Senior Development Award:
Vintage Aliso, City of Aliso Viejo, USA Properties Fund

Development of the Year Award:
Luminaira & Espaira, City of Irvine, Related California


Thank you to our sponsors

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Tax Credit Briefing

April 13, 2018

The Kennedy Commission hosted the 2018 California Tax Credit Briefing with Mark Stivers, Executive Director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC). Over 35 attendees participated in the Kennedy Commission members-only event at Luminaira in the City of Irvine.

Kennedy Commission members, comprised of developers, staff from local jurisdictions and housing consultants, discussed a recap of 2017 tax credit applications and cost trends, 2018 first round preliminary information, new construction and rehab trends, use of state credits in projects and current TCAC issues.

The Kennedy Commission thanks Mark Stivers and all our Kennedy Commission members who attended the Tax Credit Briefing.  Also, special thanks to Related for allowing us to host this briefing at Luminaira.

O.C. Lenders & Investors Forum

September 12, 2018

The Kennedy Commission hosted our 8th Annual Orange County Lenders & Investors Forum where affordable housing professionals can network and learn about the latest financing/underwriting trends and programs for the development of affordable homes in Orange County. Click HERE to view the program book.

Economic Forecast Update
Raymond Sfeir, Ph.D., Chapman University

Lenders & Investors Panel

Moderator:  Todd Cottle, C&C Development
Charmaine Atherton, Bank of America
Perica Bell, Union Bank
Daniel Bronfman, Pacific Western Bank
Lisa Castillo, Merritt Capital
Raymond Junior, Chase Bank
Paul Shipstead, Wells Fargo Bank
Aaron Wooler, Hunt Companies 


Secondary Financing Panel
Addressing Affordable Housing & Homelessness

Moderator:  Josh Hamilton, Century Housing
Julia Bidwell, County of Orange
Judson Brown, City of Santa Ana
Ben Metcalf, CA Housing and Community Development Dept.
Grace Ruiz-Steptor, City of Anaheim



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