Section 8 and Other Federally Assisted Multifamily Housing

Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday Jan 16

Registration & Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

HUD Multifamily Program Update

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
NCSHA and industry partners discuss the Administration’s affordable rental housing priorities and plans. Explore HUD’s multifamily financing initiatives and program developments. Discuss how these and other changes will impact the PBCA portfolio.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | National Council of State Housing Agencies

PARTICIPANTS
Lisa Blackwell, Vice President of Housing Policy | National Multifamily Housing Council
Colleen Bloom, Associate Director for Housing Operations | LeadingAge
Michelle Kitchen
, Director, Multifamily Finance | National Association of Home Builders
Chris Tawa
, Multifamily Housing Consultant | Chris Tawa Consulting

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Preservation Spotlight

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
Consider opportunities and challenges in affordable housing preservation and analyze the latest tools to address the varied needs of an aging portfolio. Get updates on the RAD expansion to Section 202 properties with project rental assistance contracts, Section 8bb rental assistance contract transfers, and USDA Rural Housing Services’ actions to address properties with maturing mortgages.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Ashley Oliver, Multifamily Manager for Asset Management | Minnesota Housing

PARTICIPANTS
Ellen Lurie Hoffman, Federal Policy Director | National Housing Trust
Andrea Ponsor, Executive Vice President for Policy | Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Leslie Strauss, Senior Policy Analyst | Housing Assistance Council

Thursday Jan 17

Registration & Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Continental Breakfast

Salon III/IV, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Furthering Fair Housing Compliance

Joint with Housing Credit

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
Explore monitoring of civil rights requirements, fair housing marketing, tenant selection plans, general public use, Section 8 nondiscrimination provisions, reasonable accommodation, accessibility standards, HUD criminal background rules, Violence Against Women Act requirements, and Department of Justice enforcement actions related to fair housing.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Jennifer Marchand, Multifamily Program Compliance Technical Advisor | Oregon Housing and Community Services

PARTICIPANTS
Mark English, President | E&A Team, Inc.
Anthony Freedman, Partner | Holland & Knight LLP
Stephanie Naquin, Multifamily Compliance | Novogradac & Company

Multifamily Finance Forum

Joint with Housing Credit

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
Survey financial structuring and underwriting strategies for Housing Credit developments with multiple subsidies, including tax-exempt bonds, HOME, the Housing Trust Fund, RAD, the Federal Financing Bank Risk-Sharing program, and USDA assistance.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Kevin Tatreau, Director of Development Finance | Florida Housing Finance Corporation

PARTICIPANTS
Alan Cohen, Partner | Holland & Knight LLP
Holly J. Glauser, Director, Development | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Richard Price, Partner | Nixon Peabody LLP
Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Real Estate Development Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Industry Outlook

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level 
Industry leaders share their perspectives on what to expect in 2019 from the Administration and Congress, federal funding for Section 8 and other multifamily programs, HUD’s PBCA program, and the impact of recent legislative and regulatory changes on HUD property management and preservation.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Althea Arnold, Senior Legislative and Policy Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies

PARTICIPANTS
Larry Keys, Director, Government Affairs | National Affordable Housing Management Association
Mark Kudlowitz, Federal Policy Director | Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Ellen Lurie Hoffman, Federal Policy Director | National Housing Trust
Denise Muha, Executive Director | National Leased Housing Association

Lunch

Salon III/IV, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 1

Salon I/II, Ballroom Level
Expert trainer Mary Ross returns by popular demand to discuss recent and upcoming changes to HUD Section 8 contract administration and assisted housing requirements, including implementing housing-related provisions from the Fixing America’s Service Transportation and Housing Opportunities Through Modernization acts, as well as changes to the Enterprise Income Verification system and Management and Occupancy Review form.

Note: Course materials will not be handed out during this session but will be available online in early January for attendees to view or print.

TRAINER
Mary Ross, President | Ross Business Development

Latte Station

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Sponsored by:

Fannie Mae

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 2

Salon I/II, Ballroom Level
See session description under Part 1.

TRAINER
Mary Ross, President | Ross Business Development

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 3

Salon I/II, Ballroom Level
See session description under Part 1.

TRAINER
Mary Ross, President | Ross Business Development

Section 8 and MRBs Happy Hour

Penn Avenue Terrace, Lobby Level

Sponsored by:

Housing Development Software

Friday Jan 18

Continental Breakfast

Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Registration & Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Troubleshooting Procurement Particulars

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
As HUD continues to explore a procurement process for rebidding the PBCA work, examine how to troubleshoot procurement particulars that may trip up public or quasi-public applicants, including small business participation and labor standards.

TRAINER
Andrew Mohr, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Community Meet-Up

Open to NCSHA HFA and Associate Members Only

Contract Administration

Salon III, Ballroom Level
Engage in an informal and open discussion with your state HFA peers about what you have heard in previous sessions. Share pressing questions, issues, and best practices, including those on contract administration, procurement, asset management, and compliance monitoring.

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Katie Kilgrow, Rental Housing Compliance Manager | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Marie Poole, Portfolio Manager | New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

 

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