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Conference Hotels

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Our conference hotel is actually three Marriott properties in one location, directly across from the Music City Center at 410 5th Avenue S. Nashville, TN 37203.

Our conference rate block is sold out, but you can still contact the hotels for best rate!

AC Hotel – 615.514.2500

Residence Inn – 615.514.2501

SpringHill Suites – 615.514.2502

If there are no rooms available at these properties, you might check the hotel list here.

New this Year –

Conversation Pits

Have you ever heard of a conversation pit? This will be a round table opportunity to discuss issues and solutions to problems facing professionals working in these areas. Everyone will have a chance to participate in these smaller, more informal (yet focused) conversations, led by an industry partner. This year, we will feature these topics:

  • Hot topics & New Developments for USDA
  • Challenges & New Developments for Providers of Homeless Services
  • Smaller PHA’s Discuss Using New Resources

Conversation pits will be held in the exhibit hall on day two of the conference.

Networking Dinners

If you are looking to meet some new housing professionals at the 2020 conference, or if you’d like to learn about a new topic in the affordable housing arena, we have just the thing for you! Following the reception on Wednesday, March 11, we are offering the opportunity to sign up for one of seven networking dinners. THDA staff have made reservations at a variety of restaurants within close walking distance of the Music City Center for this purpose. Reservations are for groups of 8-10, which should allow for good conversation and networking. Everyone pays their own way. There will be sign-up sheets, with the name of the restaurant and the general topic of conversation, near the registration desk in the lobby. First come, first served! Bon appetit!

Dinner topics currently scheduled (but subject to change):

Rural housing, attracting first-time home buyers, well-prepared home buyers, affordable energy innovations, housing for seniors, innovations in housing finance, and finding rental assistance resources.

 

Talk to THDA!

Have you wished in the past that you would have had a chance at the conference to touch base with THDA staff – follow up on something said in a session? Get an answer about that loan or grant you’ve been working on? This year, we have set aside time for THDA staff to be available for just this purpose! THDA program staff will be available at the designated times listed below to answer your questions, or just to put a face to a voice. Listen for announcements at the opening plenary or ask at the registration desk for the location of this and come talk to THDA!

Wednesday, March 11

1:30 – 3:00
State Housing Trust Fund & CITC staff
Emergency Solutions staff
Section 8 Rental Assistance staff

3:00 – 4:30
Multifamily Development staff (both LIHC and Bonds)
Weatherization & LIHEAP staff

3:00 – 4:45
Housing Assistance Council’s Eileen Neely will offer individual follow-up to her session on repositioning PHA’s (sign up for a time at her session)

Thursday, March 12

10:30-12:00
Customer Account Manager’s on Single Family Programs
HOME & National Housing Trust Fund staff

 

Closing Networking Lunch – Noon on March 12

This year we will be offering a boxed, networking lunch to close out the conference. The ballroom will be open and we encourage you to conclude your conference experience by making arrangements for follow-up conversation at the available tables with members of your network. Small groups can also meet over lunch during this time. If, however, your journey home is a lengthy one, you are welcome to pick up your lunch on your way out. Tennessee’s Best Awards, which have traditionally been awarded at the closing luncheon, will be presented at the breakfast plenary session on March 12, and our Single Family STAR Awards will be presented at the reception at the end of the day on March 11.

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