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.

Orange County Lenders & Investors Forum

August 10, 2017

The Kennedy Commission hosted our 7th 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.

Lenders & Investors Panel

Moderator:  Robin Hughes, Abode Communities
Perica Bell, Union Bank
Matt Grosz, Red Stone Equity Partners
Lisa Gutierrez, US Bank
Jeff Kearns, Walker & Dunlop
Maria Joyce Maynard, Bank of America
Paul Shipstead, Wells Fargo Bank
Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, LISC  


Government Policy Panel

Moderator:  Cesar Covarrubias, The Kennedy Commission
Judson Brown, City of Santa Ana
Tyrone Buckley, Housing California
Andy Nogal, City of Anaheim
Sabrina Saxton, California Housing Finance Agency