Webinar: Confronting COVID-19 in Multifamily Housing

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April 7
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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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April 7th 1:00-2:15 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) / 6:00pm – 7:15pm BST (British Summer Time) / 7:00pm – 8:15pm CEST (Central European Summer Time)

 

COVID-19 means most of us are spending more time at home, and this has important implications for multifamily housing. Experts on health and housing will provide their perspectives re: how owners and operators of multifamily properties should respond.

Moderator:

Christopher Ptomey, Executive Director, ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing

Since 2018, Christopher Ptomey has served as executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Prior to joining the Center, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity International’s US government relations and advocacy team for more than a decade and previously served as federal liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Ptomey holds degrees from Haverford College (BA, Philosophy) and George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School (JD) and a law license in his native Tennessee.

 

Speakers:

Megan Sandel, MD MPH, Boston University


Megan Sandel, MD MPH, is Co-Director of the GROW clinic at Boston Medical Center, Co-Lead Principal Investigator with Children’s HealthWatch and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 1998, she published with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, the DOC4Kids report, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind, and over the course of her career, Dr. Sandel has written numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on this subject. In 2001, she became the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston, and from 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. She served as Principal Investigator for numerous NIH, HUD and foundation grants, working with the Boston Public Health Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Health to improve the health of vulnerable children, particularly with asthma. She has served on national boards, including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

 

Douglas Bibby, President, National Multifamily Housing Council


Douglas M. Bibby is President of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a national organization of more than 1,400 member firms involved in the nearly $2 trillion multifamily housing industry.  Under his leadership NMHC represents the industry on Capitol Hill and before the regulatory agencies, promotes research and the exchange of information, and advocates for rental housing across a broad spectrum of issues. Prior to joining NMHC, Mr. Bibby spent 16 years as a senior officer of Fannie Mae, where he served on the company’s Management Committee throughout his tenure. He was part of the top management team that is credited with the remarkable turnaround at Fannie Mae in the book Good to Great. Mr. Bibby began his career with the worldwide communications firm J. Walter Thompson where he served a variety of clients both domestically and internationally over his 12-year career with the company. At the time of his departure from J. Walter Thompson, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C. operations. Mr. Bibby has been active in the non-profit community of Washington, D.C. for the past 30 years. Mr. Bibby graduated from Denison University with a B.A. degree and was honored with the university’s Alumni Citation Award in 2004.  He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Diane is the President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a membership organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. Diane is a veteran affordable housing policy expert and advocate with nearly two decades of work on affordable housing and community development issues. Before rejoining NLIHC (where she previously worked as a policy analyst), Diane was Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Enterprise Community Partners, where she led federal, state and local policy, research and advocacy programs. Prior to Enterprise, Diane was the director of the Public Housing Management and Occupancy Division at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she managed a team overseeing the development and implementation of nationwide public housing policies, procedures and guidelines. She also worked to advance affordable housing policies with Oxfam America and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, and served for 3 years as a community development Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Diane is frequently cited in media outlets, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico, Mother Jones, NPR and The Guardian. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Housing Conference, the Coalition on Human Needs, and Homes for America, and has a Masters in Social work from the University of Texas at Austin.