Registration Open for Governor’s Housing Summit


Nashville, TN – September 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Former Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders, Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, is a featured speaker at this year’s Governor’s Housing Summit on October 7-8 at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Eisenberg, an authority on the economic impact of homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, costbenefit analysis, strategic business development and other current economic issues, will explain the current economic situation and the next steps to strengthen Tennessee’s housing market.

“Dr. Eisenberg specializes in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational,” said Ralph M. Perrey, executive director Tennessee Housing Development Agency. “We know housing is a driver for the economy. We know everyone needs a safe, sound, affordable home. Tennessee’s housing industry members are taking time at the Summit to share best practices and build the relationships necessary for effective housing production.”

The Summit agenda includes sessions covering blight and tools to eradicate it, instructions on how to garner data from the U.S. Census Bureau website, Preserving Affordable Housing through Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Place-Based Strategies for Redevelopment, Appraisal Reform, and the Changing Mortgage Regulations. Tracks are focused for lenders, developers and rental housing. The full agenda is available at

Registration for the Governor’s Housing Summit is open online at Early registration ends August 30. The meeting opens with lunch on October 7 and ends with lunch October 8. Additional industry events are
scheduled with the Summit. For more information about the Summit, please contact Patricia M. Smith at 615-815-2185.

THDA is a political subdivision of the State of Tennessee, established in 1973. THDA is the State’s housing finance agency, responsible for selling tax exempt mortgage revenue bonds to offer affordable mortgage funds to homebuyers of low and moderate incomes through local lenders, and to administer various housing programs targeted to households of very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

THDA made its first mortgage in 1974. It has provided affordable fixed rate mortgages to over 107,000 households without using state tax dollars. The total contribution of the THDA-related activities to Tennessee’s economy in 2012 is estimated at $745 million.

THDA issues between $250 and $300 million in mortgage revenue bonds annually for its first-time homebuyer program.

THDA created the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund in 2006, using state, THDA and locally-generated match to support programs for households of very-low income, elderly and special needs populations.

More information about THDA is available on-line at


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