The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) hosts their premier virtual event, Symposium Week, September 19-23, 2022.

Matanky Realty Group CEO James Matanky will partake in a panel discussion on the opening day at 11:10 a.m. The title of this conversation is A Seat at the Table: Engaging Small and Large Housing Providers in Community Revitalization and will be moderated by CHA Board Chair Angela Hurlock, Executive Director of Claretian Associates. Joining Mr. Matanky on this panel will also be:

  • Anthony Simpkins, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Beth Demes, Executive Director of the Alden Foundation
  • Michelle Mills Clement, CEO of the Chicago Association of Realtors

Other notable speakers include CHA Commissioners Meghan Harte and Dr. Mildred Harris.

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About OS22

The CHA has hosted Owner Symposium events since 2008 in an effort to provide education and networking opportunities for property owners. The participants of these learning opportunities share the common goals of:

  1. Supporting affordable housing in Chicago
  2. Boosting business in these communities.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Owner Symposium has been converted to a virtual event. This year, the event spans the full week Monday through Friday with 18 education sessions. Registration includes access to both live and on-demand content.

Commitment to Chicago’s Development

James Matanky was appointed to serve on the eight-member Board of Commissioners for the Chicago Housing Authority. In addition to this, he is the Chairman of the Chicago Stockyards Commission, and serves on the Board of World Business Chicago. Matanky Realty Group has helped shape Chicago communities since 1955 and continues the family tradition to support economic and residential growth in the city through real estate and business development.

To learn more about the Owners Symposium 22 (OS22) and to register for the event, visit