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Disability Housing Network Board of Directors are pleased to announce the agenda and confirmed speakers for the DHN Housing Conference on June 26, 2018 in Columbus at the

Xenos Café Auditorium, 1340 Community Park Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229 . (Pending approval for Ohio Department of DD CEU credits)



Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

8:55 a.m. Welcome

9:00 a.m. Master Contracts

Disability Housing Network has invited Stephen P. Postalakis, Esq.,with the law firm Blaugrund, Haynes, Kessler, Myers, & Postalakis, Inc., to present on legal aspects of the master contract, including common challenges. Aaron Lichtenauer from the Ohio Department DD will share information on master contract requirements found in the Community Capital Assistance (CCA) rule.

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Legal Perspective on Leases

Dianne Depasquale-Hagerty, CEO Medina Creative Housing, will present information on residential leases, including, what should be in a lease, how the lease protects both the landlord and the tenant, and other best practices.

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Ohio Building Code Changes: Where are we now?

This three-part session will include examples on how the changes are being implemented at the local level, basics on fire suppression systems, and a recap from the Ohio Board of Building Standards (OBBS). In preparation for OBBS presentation, DHN will send out a statewide request for questions/scenerios to ensure the presentation meets county board and housing corporation needs. Speakers for the session include:

Critty Buenconsejo, Director of Projects & Design, Creative Housing, Inc.

Eric Frentzel, Director of Facilities, Creative Housing, Inc.

Gina Gehm, Executive Director, Housing Resource Group

Debbie Greenebaum, Housing Coordinator, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services

Jay Richards, Assistant Architect Administrator, Ohio Board of Building Standards

2:30 Break

2:45 Fair Housing & Nimby-ism

One of the challenges impacting development of special needs housing continues to be the “not-in-my-back yard” mentality. Katie Hunt-Thomas, Attorney-at-law/The Ability Center of Greater Toledo and Ronnell Tomlinson, Director of Housing Enforcement & Mediation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, will share information on common housing development challenges, strategies and resources to help housing corporations and county boards address the issue.

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