KHC sponsors/participates in two main conferences each year which are crucial to the affordable housing industry.
Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference
Each year, affordable housing professionals gather for the Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference (KAHC). The conference is either held in Louisville or Lexington. The conference provides valuable, up-to-date information about affordable housing in Kentucky from industry experts and leaders. Various learning and networking opportunities are also scheduled throughout the conference. Sessions vary from year-to-year but typically cover homeownership education and counseling, mortgage lending, specialized housing, housing finance and construction, and “green” housing. Awards are also distributed during the conference to leaders in the affordable housing industry.
There will be no KAHC in 2017, instead KHC will host four smaller regional Housing Connect, Collaborate, and Innovate (CCI) Summits. These Summits will give public, private, nonprofit, and community leaders from across the state the opportunity to discuss best practices, policy tools, and financial strategies to create and preserve affordable housing in Kentucky.
Housing Management Conference
Each year, project-based rental professionals gather for two-and-a-half days in Louisville at the Galt House Hotel & Suites for the Housing Management Conference. Sessions cover a wide range of topics that affect those working in rental housing including maintenance, service coordinator, elderly issues, tax credits, and an owner/agent track. Each year, a conference charity is chosen and many fund-raising events take place before and during the conference. Awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and KHC are distributed on the last day of the conference. The conference is coordinated by staff from KHC and the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association.