Agenda

Monday, March 5

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
NCSHA Board of Directors Meeting
Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only | Breakfast available at 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NCSHA Advocacy Briefing
NCSHA’s Policy and Government Affairs team helps you prepare for your Hill visits by providing up-to-the-minute background on the current legislative environment and opportunities for advancing NCSHA’s 2018 priorities.

Speakers:
Althea Arnold, Legislative and Policy Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Greg Zagorski, Senior Legislative and Policy Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Executive Directors Forum
Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only | Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary Session: Building on Success with HFAs

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Welcome and Call to Order

Speakers:
Garth Rieman, Interim Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Grant Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer | Utah Housing Corporation, and President | National Council of State Housing Agencies

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A Message from the HUD Secretary

The HUD Secretary shares his thoughts about HUD’s affordable housing initiatives and the challenges and opportunities facing HUD and HFAs.

Speaker:
The Honorable Benjamin Carson, Secretary | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Perspectives from Congress
Congressional leaders discuss what’s ahead in Congress on housing.

Speaker:
The Honorable David Price (D-NC), Ranking Member | House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Perspectives on Housing Finance Reform
Industry experts discuss the outlook for housing finance reform, including leading proposals, their potential impact on affordable housing, and how advocacy can shape the outcome.

Speakers:
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ed DeMarco, President, Housing Policy Council | Financial Services Roundtable

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Edward Pinto, Resident Fellow and Codirector, AEI Center on Housing Markets and Finance | American Enterprise Institute
Download Edward Pinto’s Presentation

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Perspectives from Congress
Congressional leaders discuss what’s ahead in Congress on housing.

Speakers:
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Honorable Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Member, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee | House Financial Services Committee

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Ranking Member, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee | House Financial Services Committee

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Leadership Circle Reception

Open by invitation only to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and board members and top affiliate supporters

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Networking Reception with Washington Housing Partners

Tuesday, March 6

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
New HFA Executive Director Orientation Breakfast
By invitation only | Breakfast available at 7:00 a.m.

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) Board of Directors Meeting
Open to NCSHA member HFA board memberes and executive directors only | Breakfast available at 7:00 a.m.

8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday Plenary Session: Building on Success with HFAs

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Call to Order

Speaker:
Grant Whitaker
, President and Chief Executive Officer | Utah Housing Corporation, and President | National Council of State Housing Agencies

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Perspectives from Congress

Congressional leaders discuss what’s ahead in Congress on housing.

Speaker:
The Honorable Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Member | House Ways and Means Committee

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The Tax Outlook
Key congressional tax staff consider the recent tax reform bill, the potential for additional legislation, and the opportunities and risks it poses NCSHA’s tax priorities.

Discussion Leader:
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies

Participants:
Emily Cadik, Director, Public Policy | Enterprise Community Partners
Adam Carasso, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor | Senate Committee on Finance
Bill Hulse, Legislative Assistant | Office of Representative Randy Hultgren
Lara Muldoon, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor | Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
John Schoenecker, Tax Counsel | House Ways and Means Committee
Nicholas Wyatt, Tax and Nominations Professional Staff Member | Senate Finance Committeee

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Perspectives from Congress
Congressional leaders discuss what’s ahead in Congress on housing.

Speakers:
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Honorable Tom Reed (R-NY), Member | House Ways and Means Committee

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Honorable Sean Duffy (R-WI), Chairman, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee | House Financial Services Committee

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Perspectives from USDA
A senior USDA official describes the Administration’s rural development agenda and rural housing plans.

Speaker:
Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development | U.S. Department of Agriculture

12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reserved for Meetings with Members of Congress

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hill Swap Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 7

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Closing Plenary Breakfast: Building on Success with HFAs
Seated breakfast served 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Call to Order

Speaker:
Garth Rieman, Interim Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

8:10 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
Perspectives from Congress

Congressional leaders discuss what’s ahead in Congress on housing.

Speaker:
The Honorable Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Member | House Ways and Means Committee

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Perspectives from the Industry
Regency B/C/D | Ballroom Level
NCSHA and key industry partners discuss the biggest opportunities and challenges facing affordable housing and tax-exempt bond advocates, including tax legislation, appropriations, housing finance reform, infrastructure, and related Administration initiatives.

Discussion Leader:
Garth Rieman, Interim Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

Participants:
Emily Swenson Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center | Government Finance Officers Association
Benson “Buzz” Roberts, President and CEO | National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
Adrianne Todman, Chief Executive Officer | National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Diane Yentel, President and Chief Executive Officer | National Low Income Housing Coalition

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Perspectives from Congress
Congressional leaders discuss what’s ahead in Congress on housing.

Speaker:
The Honorable Christopher Coons (D-DE), Member | Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Political Outlook
Author of the influential Cook Political Report and Washington’s oracle on all things electoral, Charlie Cook details the national political landscape and what lies ahead for both parties.

Speaker:
Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher | The Cook Political Report

Closing Remarks
Speaker:
Grant Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer | Utah Housing Corporation, and President | National Council of State Housing Agencies

11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reserved for Meetings with Members of Congress

**Schedule subject to change.**