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NBD CONFERENCE ADDRESSES HOW COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE REBUILDING GREATER DETROIT

 NBD CONFERENCE ADDRESSES HOW COMMUNITY GROUPS
 ARE REBUILDING GREATER DETROIT
 DETROIT, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Community groups, block clubs and churches are assuming an ever-greater role in building and rehabilitating affordable homes in southeast Michigan. How they are doing it and how government and private sector policies are promoting their efforts is the focus of NBD's fourth annual Housing Conference.
 Called "Strategies that work for the 1990s," the conference is Saturday, Oct. 3, at the University of Detroit Mercy Conference Center in Detroit.
 Joseph B. McNeely, president of the Development Training Institute (DTI) in Baltimore, opens the conference by presenting a history of community-based housing development. McNeely founded DTI, a national training organization for developers of low-income housing and economic development ventures.
 To close the conference, Detroit Free Press housing reporter Zachere Ball, moderates a luncheon panel. The panel will explore the stumbling blocks that deter community-based housing development in southeast Michigan as well as the assets this area possesses that make such development easier.
 The luncheon panel features James Logue, director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Theresa Blaquiere, director of Core City Neighborhood, and Jack Schwab, NBD's community relations manager.
 "We need to identify what helps and what hinders area housing development so that community groups, governments and businesses can cooperate more effectively to create affordable housing," said Beverly B. Smith, vice president and director of NBD's Civic and Urban Affairs Department.
 Five concurrent workshops precede the panel discussion. "We are encouraging community groups to send enough representatives so they can attend each workshop," says Smith. "They can come together later at the luncheon, share what they've learned and, hopefully, leave the conference with a renewed focus and new information about affordable housing development and rehab."
 Conference guests can choose from the following workshop topics: how to balance grants and loans for housing development, how community groups can use the Michigan Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act to promote new housing construction and rehab, what the new HOME and HOPE programs from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mean for rehab efforts, how NBD's special mortgage programs can help individuals buy a house and how to identify and acquire abandoned properties.
 The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The registration fee for the conference is $15 for individuals and the first person from an organization and $10 for each additional person from the same organization. For more information, call 313-225-2123.
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