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Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders - Finance

Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

Archived: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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This "Meet the Funders" webinar will highlight tax and financing incentives available to communities that pursue brownfield redevelopment projects. Speakers from the National Development Council, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) will discuss tax incentives, including Tax Increment Financing, New Market Tax Credits, Affordable Housing Community Investment funds, credit and lending support, and other financing tools. A CDFA representative will discuss the EPA-supported technical assistance it can provide to brownfield communities. The webinar will also showcase examples of communities that have successfully used one or more of these resources for their revitalization efforts. It is the fifth in OBLR's webinar series on what communities need to know to successfully leverage resources for brownfields revitalization.


  1. Welcome: Andrew Seth, President, Sustainable Strategies DC
  2. Introductory Remarks: Patricia Overmeyer, Land Revitalization Coordinator, U.S. EPA
  3. New Market Tax Credits, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Preservation Tax Credits, & 63-20 Bonding for Public-Private Partnerships: Kevin Gremse, Team Leader, National Development Council
  4. Affordable Housing and Community Investment Programs: Ken Willis, Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  5. Tax Increment Financing & Financing Technical Assistance:  Emily Moser, Program Manager, Council of Development Finance Agencies

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Andrew Seth, Sustainable Strategies DC ( or 202-261-9881)

A photograph of Patricia OvermeyerPatricia Overmeyer, U.S. EPA, Office of Brownfield and Land Revitalization ( or 202-566-2774)
Patricia Overmeyer is the acting deputy director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR). She coordinated the Agency's development of federal regulations setting standards and practices for conducting "all appropriate inquiries." Ms. Overmeyer also managed the EPA task force that developed policy and guidance on the definition of a "brownfield site," in accordance with the provisions provided in the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. Prior to joining EPA's Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment, Ms. Overmeyer worked in EPA's Office of Solid Waste, in the Hazardous Waste Identification Division.

Ms. Overmeyer earned an M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon's School of Urban and Public Affairs (now the Heinz School) and has a B.A. in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Gremse, Team Leader, National Development Council ( or 212-682-1106)

A photograph of Ken WillisKen Willis, Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston ( or 888-424-3863)
Kenneth is currently First Vice President and Director of Housing and Community Investment at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, where he is responsible for implementing the Bank’s strategic vision for administering housing and community investment programs, processes, compliance and reporting. In addition, he is responsible for designing and conducting community development outreach activities that educate and promote effective working relationships with lenders, state, and local housing-finance agencies, development organizations, nonprofit organizations, state and local officials and others that are involved in affordable housing and community economic development.

Before joining the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Kenneth was a CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) loan officer, residential mortgage originator, and underwriter for the formerly Bank Boston, where he gained expertise in developing and implementing special community development lending programs.

Kenneth graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts with a Degree in Business Administration. Subsequently, Kenneth received his MBA from the University of Maryland (College Park) in Maryland. Kenneth also received a Graduate Certificate in Financial Services from the New England College of Finance/ U.C. Berkeley with Distinction.

Kenneth also serves on the board of directors for the Boston Society of Architects Foundation, Citizens Housing and Planning Association, Inc., Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, and the Roxbury YMCA.

Emily Moser, Program Manager, Council of Development Finance Agencies ( or 614-705-1305)


Andrew Seth, Sustainable Strategies DC ( or 202-261-9881)

A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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