While discussing the conference with Utah Housing Coalition’s Executive Director (and UCRC trustee) Tara Rollins, Tara expressed her appreciation for our sponsorship and informed us that 35 scholarships were issued as a result of the corporate sponsorships received in support of the event. Corporate sponsorships essentially covered the third-party cost of the conference, enabling Utah Housing Coalition to lower the entry fee, which resulted in 50 more attendees compared to the previous year. “The increase of people was tremendous!” Ms. Rollins said.
The conference offered 24 workshops with over 46 presenters on a wide range of affordable housing topics. The workshops as well as the travel for out of state presenters were covered by the sponsors. Importantly, the conference provided opportunity for networking and sharing of ideas that just doesn’t otherwise happen during the normal course of business. Conference sharing enabled UCRC to introduce its LIHTC Bridge loan product to a developer and their contractor. The introduction eventually led to a loan that resolved a funding gap, enabling the project to commence construction. Conference networking expands the resource base for practitioners and improves the quality of projects being developed in Utah.
UCRC is pleased to be a member of this organization and appreciated the opportunity to sponsor this conference.