2017 Housing and the Economy Conference

APA Northern New England Chapter


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST

Manchester, NH, United States

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Our 2017 Housing and the Economy Conference, the third of this year's New Hampshire Housing events, will offer perspectives on how to address the Granite State's affordable housing and economic development needs, and educational and networking opportunities.

The event draws more than 200 attendees from the financial, real estate, lending, development, nonprofit, and other housing-related sectors, as well as public officials and business leaders.

Nationally known economist Elliot Eisenberg is our engaging and entertaining keynote speaker. He will talk about the national and New Hampshire economies, housing trends, and the impact government regulations have on housing development.

Also presenting at the conference will be Manchester Connects consultant, city planner and urban designer Susan Silberberg. She will offer case studies from New England communities that are working through housing and development concerns. Conference attendees will be able to engage with the speakers during the presentations, and the event will culminate with a panel discussion about the issues.

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Kevin Lacasse

Kevin Lacasse is the CEO of New England Family Housing. Founded in 2004, it is a full-service real estate company with the ability to take a project from conception through lease up and long term management. Its focus has been on affordable housing with a multi-pronged approach of private capital ... Read More

Theresa Kennett

Theresa Kennett has a long history of community involvement, having served on several municipal boards and worked in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Mt. Washington Valley Housing Coalition, a workforce housing advocacy organization, and the Mt. Washington Valley Regional Collaborative ... Read More

Kevin Smith

Kevin H. Smith is the town manager of Londonderry, NH. Appointed by the Town Council, he is responsible for the administration of all the town’s departments except the Library. He proposes an annual budget, carries out policy decisions, and oversees personnel administration and property management. Smith has been particularly ... Read More

Ken Viscarello

Ken Viscarello, Esq. is the chair of Sheehan Phinney’s Corporate Department. He has a diverse practice specializing in real estate development, concentrating in affordable housing development. Ken represents for-profit and not-for-profit developers in securing project financing through numerous funding sources, including the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits ... Read More

Susan Silberberg

Elliot Eisenberg


Benjamin Frost, AICP

Benjamin Frost, Esq., AICP is the Director of Legal and Public Affairs at New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, where he coordinates federal and state legislative initiatives and serves as internal legal counsel. He frequently lectures on issues of affordable and workforce housing, land use law, and ethics. Ben has over ... Read More

Dean Christon

Dean Christon was appointed executive director of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority in July 2007. He has been with New Hampshire Housing for more than 20 years, serving as deputy executive director, operations/chief operating officer, and assistant director. Prior to joining the Authority, Christon was staff director for the ... Read More

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Benjamin Frost, bfrost@nhhfa.org