Open only to NCSHA members and nonmember stakeholders sponsored by HFA and Associate members
Details will be posted as the program develops.

Meetings with Members of Congress

We encourage you to schedule meetings whenever you can get them during the conference. Make your appointments now, as members’ calendars fill up quickly. These meetings are your best opportunity to educate the Administration and Congress about NCSHA’s affordable housing priorities and the impact of federal housing programs in local communities. Strengthen your case by providing your members with compelling state- and district-specific information illustrating the results you have achieved.

Schedule subject to change.

Monday Mar 11

Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center
NCSHA Board of Directors Meeting

Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; breakfast available at 9:00 a.m.

NCSHA Priorities Briefing
Executive Directors Forum

Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; lunch available at 11:45 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session
Welcome and Call to Order

SPEAKERS
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency, and Chair | National Council of State Housing Agencies

A Message from the HUD Secretary

SPEAKER
The Honorable Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., Secretary | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Tax Outlook

PARTICIPANTS
Adam Carasso, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor| Senate Finance Committee
Victoria Glover, Tax Policy Advisor | House Ways and Means Committee (invited)
Andrew Grossman, Chief Tax Counsel | House Ways and Means Committee
Lara Muldoon, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor | Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
Nicholas Wyatt, Tax, Infrastructure, and Nominations Policy Counsel | Senate Finance Committee

Perspectives from the Industry

PARTICIPANTS
Doug Bibby, President | National Multifamily Housing Council
Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer | National Association of Home Builders
Adrianne Todman, Chief Executive Officer | National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Diane Yentel, President and Chief Executive Officer | National Low Income Housing Coalition

Perspectives from Congress

SPEAKER
The Honorable Steven Stivers (R-OH), Member | House Financial Services Committee

Leadership Circle Reception

Open by invitation only to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and board members and top Affiliate supporters. To become a Leadership Circle member, contact Phaedra Stoger at membership@ncsha.org.

Networking Reception with Washington Housing Partners

NCSHA invites you to network with our housing partners in Washington and invited special guests during LegCon’s opening reception.

Tuesday Mar 12

Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center
National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) Board of Directors Meeting

Open to NCSHA member HFA board members and executive directors only; breakfast available at 7:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Meetings with Members of Congress

We encourage you to schedule meetings whenever you can get them during the conference. Make your appointments now, as members’ calendars fill up quickly.

HFA Advocacy Institute

Open to All Attendees

A significant new addition to LegCon, the inaugural HFA Advocacy Institute will expose you to the latest legislative advocacy tactics and techniques for state HFA staff and their partners. Affordable housing industry leaders will offer replicable examples of successful tactics and new information sources that will help you sharpen your skills and refine your approach.
Program repeated 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with substantially similar content.

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Goals

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | NCSHA
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | NCSHA
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | NCSHA

Leadership and Innovation in State HFA Advocacy

HFA leaders share what it takes to generate the data, build the partnerships, and execute the events that motivate elected officials to support the HFA policy agenda ― at both the state and national levels.

The New Landscape of Federal Advocacy

DC insiders discuss how the federal advocacy arena is rapidly changing, what it means for affordable housing policies and programs, and how HFAs can adjust to be more effective in their outreach to members of Congress and federal agency officials.

PARTICIPANTS
Jen Fogel-Bublick, Partner | Capitol Counsel
Melissa Bonicelli Francis, Principal | Venn Strategies
Dominique McCoy, President | The McCoy Federal Strategies Group, LLC
Cliff Roberti, Co-Founder and Principal | Federal Hall Policy Advisors, LLC

Driving the HFA and Housing Message

Why do some messages and media resonate with policymakers and others do not? What are the most effective ways to drive positive coverage ― and respond to negative attention? What are the most compelling affordable housing stories and the best ways to tell them? Get tips and techniques from a top communications pro.

SPEAKERS
Jordan Miller, Chief Operating Officer | Group Gordon
Jeremy Robinson-Leon, President | Group Gordan

Putting It All Together and Tracking Progress

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | NCSHA
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | NCSHA
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | NCSHA

Perspectives from Congress

SPEAKER
The Honorable Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Member | Senate Finance Committee

Lunch on Your Own

Capitol Hill and nearby Eastern Market are home to countless established and new eateries offering a wide range of cuisines at every price point.

NCSHA Leadership Circle Luncheon

Open by invitation only to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and Leadership Circle Affiliate members; seated lunch served 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

HFA Advocacy Institute

Open to All Attendees

A significant new addition to LegCon, the inaugural HFA Advocacy Institute will expose you to the latest legislative advocacy tactics and techniques for state HFA staff and their partners. Affordable housing industry leaders will offer replicable examples of successful tactics and new information sources that will help you sharpen your skills and refine your approach.
Program repeated from the morning with substantially similar content.

Welcome, Introductions, and Session Goals

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | NCSHA
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | NCSHA
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | NCSHA

Leadership and Innovation in State HFA Advocacy

HFA leaders share what it takes to generate the data, build the partnerships, and execute the events that motivate elected officials to support the HFA policy agenda ― at both the state and national levels.

The New Landscape of Federal Advocacy

DC insiders discuss how the federal advocacy arena is rapidly changing, what it means for affordable housing policies and programs, and how HFAs can adjust to be more effective in their outreach to members of Congress and federal agency officials.

PARTICIPANTS
Tom Carpenter, Senior Partner | Republic Consulting, LLC
Mark Linton, Principal | The Raben Group (invited)
Doug Nappi, Co-Founder and Principal | Federal Hall Policy Advisors, LLC
Barbara Pate, Partner | Davis & Harmon, LLP

Driving the HFA and Housing Message

Why do some messages and media resonate with policymakers and others do not? What are the most effective ways to drive positive coverage ― and respond to negative attention? What are the most compelling affordable housing stories and the best ways to tell them? Get tips and techniques from a top communications pro.

SPEAKERS
Jordan Miller, Chief Operating Officer | Group Gordon
Jeremy Robinson-Leon, President | Group Gordan

Putting It All Together and Tracking Progress

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | NCSHA
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | NCSHA
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | NCSHA

Hill Swap Happy Hour

After your congressional visits, re-connect with your HFA peers and partners and share your experiences in the hotel’s Article One Lounge.

Wednesday Mar 13

Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center
Opportunity Zones Focus Group Meeting

Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors and one designated staff member only; light continental breakfast available at 7:00 a.m.

Closing Plenary Breakfast

Seated breakfast served 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Perspectives from Congress

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

Perspectives from Congress

SPEAKER
The Honorable Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Member | Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, House Financial Services Committee

The Political Outlook

SPEAKER
Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher | The Cook Political Report

Meetings with Members of Congress

We encourage you to schedule meetings whenever you can get them during the conference. Make your appointments now, as members’ calendars fill up quickly.