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Symposium on Housing Program

Program
Auditorium, Colegio de Abogados, Miramar

WELCOMING REMARKS Edwin Meléndez, Center for Puerto Rican Studies

WELCOMING REMARKS Rev. Heriberto Martínez-Rivera, IDEAComún

 

PANEL A: HOUSING POLICY, MITIGATION AND RECONSTRUCTION

  • CDBG-DR Home Repair program (R3), recently released funds for PR and control mechanisms
  • Federico Del Monte Garrido, Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación
  • Impact of the earthquakes on mitigation and reconstruction
  • Rafael Torrech San Inocencio, Grants, Fundraising, and Disaster Management Consultant
  • Comparison post-disaster housing policy Puerto Rico with Florida, Texas, New Orleans and South Carolina.

Moderator: Edwin Meléndez, Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Federico Del Monte Garrido

Rafael Torrech

 

PANEL B: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

  • Juan Sabathie, Instituto para el Desarrollo Socioeconómico y de Vivienda de P.R (INDESOVI de P.R. Inc)
  • Elizabeth Colón Rivera, Ponce Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
  • Pedro Morales Oquendo, Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio (PECES, Inc)
  • Marcos Morales, Hogar Hispano, Inc.
  • Carmen Cosme Pitre, One Stop Career Center of Puerto Rico

Moderator: Ramon Borges Clark University
Ramon Borges

Marcos Moralez

Elizabeth Colón Rivera

INVESTING IN HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Agnes Crespo Quintana, Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico
  • Carmen Rosado León, Comisión Nacional de Vivienda de la Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico
  • Josué Rivera, State Director, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development (RD) in Puerto Rico.

Moderator: Ernesto Villarini-Baquero, Managing Director, Consultiva Wealth Management, Corp.

Ernesto Villarini-Baquero and Carmen Rosado León

Agnes Crespo Quintana

 

ADVANCES IN GIS FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Jennifer Hinojosa, Center for Puerto Rican Studies