THERESA REED OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT STRATEGIES, INC. TO PARTICIPATE IN CSH-SHA SUPPORTIVE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Workshop Focuses on Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies
EDISON, N.J., Nov. 21, 2011 – Theresa Reed, vice president of Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc., will be a guest speaker at the 13thAnnual Supportive Housing Conference. The conference, whose theme is “Making Choice Happen,” will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at Pines Manor in Edison, N.J.
Reed will join Stephen L. Schoch, a principal of Kitchen & Associates Architectural Services; Gordon M. Ur, president of TICIC, Inc.; and Kim Wallace, director of development at Robins’ Nest Inc., as a panelist at the 90-minute workshop titled, “Facilitating Neighborhood Revitalization through Affordable and Supportive Housing Development” slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. Gordon Ur will serve as moderator. Participants will discuss how affordable and supportive housing can serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization, including the steps for developing housing to fill community needs, financing strategies, relationship building in the community and innovative housing design concepts.
“Revitalization of neighborhoods and supportive housing services can help tenants improve their quality of life, while positively impacting a community’s economic health,” said Reed.
The day-long event will also feature this year’s keynote speaker Pete Earley, an author and former reporter; an award ceremony; and workshop sessions, regarding topics on development, supportive services, systems change, and housing. The conference is hosted by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), and the Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA). The complete schedule can be found at www.csh.org.
Since joining CIS, Reed has been involved in the acquisition, development and construction of more than 1,100 residential units. She is responsible for the development of four multi-family housing developments that are part of the City of Elizabeth’s HOPE VI Revitalization Program.
Reed is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. She is certified in tax-credit compliance by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and a member of numerous professional and philanthropic organizations.