PRESS RELEASE: CALIFORNIA LANDLORDS SUMMIT ON HOMELESSNESS ANNOUNCES FULL SPEAKER LINEUP

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BAKERSFIELD, CA, OCTOBER 8, 2018The California Landlord’s Summit On Homelessness today announced its lineup of speakers. This event will bring together hundreds of the state’s leading landlords, property owners and homeless service providers to learn and make a difference in their communities.
The summit will kickoff with remarks by Kern County Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Pelz. That will be followed by presentations from the Kern County Housing Collaborative and the Income Property Association of Kern.
Summit goers will then be able to choose between several workshops including a town hall with elected officials and a legal workshop. Over 20 presenters from the private and public sector will educate landlords on all aspects of renting to homeless individuals.
Proceedings will conclude with lunch service and two keynote addresses. First, Greg Terzakis of the California Apartment Association will discuss rent control and homelessness. Finally, Coconut Joe’s founder Joe Coughlin will offer an inspiring message about how entrepreneurs can be leaders in the fight against homelessness.
The California Landlord’s Summit on Homelessness will take place on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 8:00 am to 2:00pm. It will be at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Press inquiries should be sent to press@ipaknet.org.
Registration is open at:
08:00 AM: Registration         
08:30 AM: Welcome
         Kyle Brown – Director of Entertainment, Good Time Entertainment
08:35 AM: Opening Remarks
         Stephen Pelz – Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Kern
08:50 AM: Income Property Association Of Kern Presentation
         Mardi Sharples – President, Income Property Association of Kern
         Monique Davis – Secretary, Income Property Association of Kern
09:15 AM: Kern County Homeless Collaborative Presentation
         Heather Kimmel – Assistant Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Kern
         Jessica Jansen – Homeless Programs Manger, United Way
09:45 AM: First Breakout Session   
         Housing and Supportive Services Panel
         Legal Issues In Homeless Rentals Panel
         Town Hall On Homelessness
10:30 AM: Break and Vendor Booths
10:45 AM: Second Breakout Session
         Housing and Supportive Services Panel
         Legal Issues In Homeless Rentals Panel
         Town Hall On Homelessness
11:30 AM: Break and Vendor Booths
12:00 PM: Lunch Service
12:30 PM: Afternoon Keynote
         Greg Terzakis – Executive Vice President, California Apartment Association
01:15 PM: Closing Keynote
         Joe Couglin – Founder, Coconut Joes
Housing and Supportive Services Panel
         (Moderator) Jose Luiz Gonzalez – Homeless Initiative Coordinator, The County of Kern
         Mardi Sharples – Voucher Programs Housing Administrator, Housing Authority of the County of Kern
         Deborah Johnson – President/CEO, California Veterans Assistance Foundation
         Jan Lemucchi – Resource Development Manager, Independent Living Center of Kern
         Tim Lee – Property Owner
         Fred Wright – Tenant
         Denise Brock – Housing Specialist & Case Manager, Flood Bakersfield Ministries
Legal Issues In Homeless Rentals Panel
         (Moderator) Tina Posey – Assisted Sites Housing Administrator, Housing Authority of Kern
         Alan J. Peake, Esq. – Partner, Wall Wall & Peake
         Laura Matter – Attorney, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
         TBA – Fair Housing Coordinator, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
         Sgt. Jim Moore – Street Impact Team, Bakersfield Police Department
Town Hall On Homelessness
         (Moderator) Heidi Martinez-Forsythe – Professor of Communications, Bakersfield College
         Bob Smith – Vice-Mayor, City of Bakersfield
         Jacquie Sullivan – Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
         Andre Gonzales – Councilmember, City of Bakersfield
         Lauren Skidmore – District Director, Office of Asm. Vince Fong
         Benjamin Stark – Legislative Analyst, Office of Sen. Jean Fuller
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