Oklahoma Housing News and Notes

OKLAHOMA HOUSING
NEWS & NOTES

January 2016
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OUR INAUGURAL E-NEWSLETTER!

The Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing (OCAH) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization serving the affordable housing industry across the state. Our mission is to lead Newsletter.jpgthe movement to ensure that all residents of the state of Oklahoma flourish in safe, affordable homes and to help communities develop safe and affordable housing options for all of their residents. We reach our mission through advocacy, education, and practical training to foster the production and maintenance of affordable housing throughout the state.

Founded just last year – June 1, 2015 – OCAH’s goal is to serve as the voice of affordable housing in Oklahoma by encouraging members representing a multitude of different industry segments to network, learn from one another, and work together toward common goals. In just a few short months, we have held several events, Board meetings, committee meetings, and our membership is growing!

We are now adding a new feature for 2016…a bi-monthly e-newsletter. The newsletter will feature housing news, updates about OCAH events and trainings, legislative updates, action alerts and a member spotlight featuring a profile of one of the organization’s original charter members. We hope this newsletter will serve as a resource for you and your company or organization. Thank you for all you have done to make the Coalition a success so far. We are looking forward to another great year!

Andrea Frymire
OCAH Board President

SAVE THE DATE FOR OCAH’s UPCOMING EVENTS

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February 17, 2016 – Financing Affordable Housing Development in Oklahoma

Have lunch and spend the afternoon learning from the Federal Reserve Bank about the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and how to leverage with the banks in your community; hear about upcoming grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka; and, Novogradac will present Low Income Housing Tax Credits 101!

Registration Open Now! (Click here to register)

April 13, 2016 – Affordable Housing Day at the Capitol and Reception

The Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing will be hosting our First Annual Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 13th. The event will tentatively be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 4th Floor Rotunda of the Oklahoma State Capitol. We will hear updates on affordable and workforce housing legislation, meet with our legislators and create a meaningful presence at the Capitol representing the housing industry. Invite your elected officials to the our cocktail reception immediately following.

May 18, 2016 – OCAH Annual Meeting: Oklahoma’s Housing Study

Join us at the Will Rogers Theatre for the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing. This year’s panel discussion will be the results of the Statewide Housing Needs Assessment.

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