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Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference free to tribal staff members

Awards luncheon will celebrate outstanding clients’ accomplishments

 


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 9, 2016) — The 16th Annual Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference will be held on April 4-6 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. This educational conference provides detailed instruction on how American Indian tribes and Native organizations can attract private investment equity for housing and economic development. Employees of tribally designated housing entities, tribes, Alaska Native groups, Native Hawaiian organizations and Native-owned businesses are invited to attend free of charge. Online registration is now open at http://www.travois.com.

Travois staff members, experienced tribal developers and other industry professionals will give tips and discuss best practices for affordable housing development, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, economic development, the New Markets Tax Credit program, asset management/compliance, architectural design and construction monitoring. For the second year in a row, key industry professionals and successful projects will be honored at an awards luncheon. Nominations can be submitted on Travois’ website.

The conference is designed for tribal staff members and leaders who work with housing and economic development, including executive directors, occupancy and resident services staff, board members, tribal chairmen and women, tribal council members, economic development staff, tribal college presidents and administrators, and Native business owners.

The Travois conference can also help meet continuing education credit for NTCCP Certification. Attendees are invited to a welcome reception on Monday night and are provided free breakfast and lunch, snacks and materials over two days of conference sessions.

For more information on this year’s conference, visit http://www.travois.com/news-events/annual-conference-information.

About Travois

Founded in 1995, Travois is a mission-driven consulting firm focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. 2015 marked 20 years in business and $1 billion of investment in Native communities with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. With over 190 housing and economic development projects, Travois has helped to build or rehabilitate more than 4,800 homes and helped to finance critical economic development projects, including infrastructure, health care and community centers, education facilities and other businesses. In addition to development services, the Travois family of companies offers architectural design and construction monitoring services, environmental assessments, consulting on green energy improvements, asset management/compliance services and comprehensive training to clients in 20 states, from Hawaii and Alaska to Maine. Find Travois on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram or on the company blog or website: http://www.travois.com.

 

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