Core Function Key

 

Speakers are being posted as they are confirmed. Times presented are Eastern Standard.

Monday Oct 26

NCSHA General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting

Open to HFA executive directors only

Break
Executive Directors Forum

Open to HFA executive directors only

Break
NCSHB Annual Business Meeting

Open to HFA board members and executive directors only

Tuesday Oct 27

Opening Plenary Featuring Presentation of the 2020 Awards for Program Excellence

SPEAKER
Dr. Mark Joseph, Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities and Professor | Case Western Reserve University

Showcase Break
Express Sessions
Mind-and-Motion Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Addressing Homeowner Needs Post-Forbearance (C19, HO, RU, SE)

How are lessons learned from the Hardest Hit Program informing strategies for post-forbearance efforts? HFAs and industry experts discuss how counseling programs and servicers are adjusting to keep homeowners in their homes and to address the special issues related to helping people of color and distressed markets in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Cynthia Peraza, Director of Community Programs | Tennessee Housing Development Agency

PARTICIPANTS
Kristin Faust, Executive Director | Illinois Housing Development Authority
Sharon Robinson
, Originations Servicing Oversight Manager | Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC
Peter Sellke, Director, Hardest Hit Program | Illinois Housing Development Authority
Andy Walden, Economist and Director of Market Research | Black Knight, Inc.

Capital Market Trends and Outlook (C19, FI, HO, RE)

Hear from leading industry experts about how capital markets are being impacted by COVID-19 and other factors. Learn how HFAs are issuing bonds and financing their homeownership and rental programs in the current environment. Discuss what to expect and how to prepare for the future.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Sergei Kuzmenchuk, Chief Financial Officer | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

PARTICIPANTS
Damian Busch, Director | Barclays
Ishdeep Singh, Managing Director | Hilltop Securities Inc.
Marian Zucker, Senior Director, Sector Lead, USPF Housing | S&P Global Ratings

Hosting Public Board Meetings and Forums Online (C19, CO, IT)

Whether mandated or strategic, public events offer an opportunity to engage stakeholders and elevate public perception of your organization as you communicate good news or challenges. Gain tips on pivoting from in-person to virtual public meetings and forums so that the focus remains on your message, not your tech.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Bridget Pooley, Chief Operating Officer | Mission Partners, Benefit LLC

PARTICIPANTS
Yolanda McCutchen, Director of Public Relations | District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
Amanda Wusk, Marketing and Relationship Manager | Nebraska Investment Finance Authority

Housing Credit Hot Topics (C19, LE, GO, RE, SH)

Explore key Housing Credit program issues, including equity market and investment trends, tax-exempt bond financing activity, Average Income Test developments, preservation priorities and challenges, and the dramatic impact of the pandemic on development and compliance. 

DISCUSSION LEADER
Christine Moran, Managing Director, Multifamily Finance Department | Illinois Housing Development Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Anthony Freedman, Partner | Holland & Knight LLP
Michael Gaber, Executive Vice President | WNC & Associates, Inc.
Stephanie Naquin, Multifamily Compliance | Novogradac & Company LLP

Showcase Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Administering Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (GO, LE, MI, RE, SE)

HFAs running programs to address the needs of renters dealing with COVID-19-related complications discuss program development, execution, and performance.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Jacob Sipe, Executive Director | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Andrea Bell, Homeless Services Manager | Oregon Housing and Community Services
Anas Ben Addi, Executive Director | Delaware State Housing Authority
Katie Brennan, Chief of Staff | New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
Carol Ditmore, Director | Arizona Department of Housing

Building the Balance Sheet — Expanding Available Tools Part 1 (FI, HO, LE,)

Hear about a recent series of CMO/IO transactions executed by one state HFA that is enabling it to grow its balance sheet. Explore how the HFA analyzed the transactions’ costs and benefits vis-à-vis standard pass-through bonds.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Cindy Harris, Chief Financial Officer | Iowa Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Alan Jaffe, Managing Director and Head of Housing and Real Estate Group | Jefferies LLC
David Jones, Principal | CSG Advisors Incorporated
Mike Koessel, Director, Head of Housing Group | Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Denver Maw, Finance Director | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Employee Healthcare Under COVID-19 (C19, HR, MI)

Get expert insight on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and recent developments in healthcare law that may impact your employees. Discuss best practices and lessons learned in employee health and safety during COVID-19.

PARTICIPANT
Alden Bianchi, Member | Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

Microsoft Teams and Other Collaboration Tools (C19, IT, MI)

With employees working from home during the pandemic, organizations are increasingly embracing internet-based collaboration tools to connect their teams. In this session, HFA and industry leaders share lessons learned and answer your questions about where to start and how to optimize use of collaborative systems.

PARTICIPANTS
Kelly Becker, Director, Information Technology | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Gini von Courter, Instructor | LinkedIn Learning

Virtual Tour and Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DA, HR, IT, SE)

During this “micro-workshop,” Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler shares how to build systems of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an organization. Participants will learn how to “deconstruct” complex terms, discuss how to incorporate inclusivity at the strategic level, get advice on facilitating important internal conversations, and hear one HFA’s journey.

PARTICIPANTS
Debbie Herrera
, Director, Human Resources | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Nita Mosby, Tyler Chief Catalyst and Founder | The Equity Project

Building the Balance Sheet — Expanding Available Tools Part 2 (FI, HO, LE,)

Refer to description in the 3:30 p.m. time slot.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Cindy Harris, Chief Financial Officer | Iowa Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Gregory Borys, Vice President | Morgan Stanley
Ansel Caine, Vice President | Caine Mitter & Associates Incorporated
Cory Hoeppner, Managing Director | RBC Capital Markets
Jordan Laird, Director, Finance | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Florence Zeman, Associate Managing Director | Moody’s Investors Service

Communicating Housing’s Role in Racial Equity (CO, SE)

Housing is foundational to health, education, employment, and financial security. Learn how the affordable housing community can better educate citizens, partners, and policy-makers on housing’s critical role in expanding opportunity and ensuring equity for people of color.

PARTICIPANT
Tiffany Manuel, President and Chief Executive Officer | TheCaseMade

Keeping Residents with Special Needs Safe During a Pandemic (C19, RE, SN)

Residents with special needs — including seniors and those who previously experienced homelessness — are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Explore strategies for mitigating the risk of infection in senior and supportive housing developments. Learn how owners, managers, and service providers are coordinating meals, sanitation measures, and resident engagement. Discuss the additional support needed in housing for these vulnerable populations, strategies to ensure safety for staff and residents, and how to adopt lessons learned as best practices.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Deborah Burkart, National Vice President, Supportive Housing | National Equity Fund, Inc.

PARTICIPANTS
Juliana Bilowich, Director, Housing Operations and Policy | Leading Age
Paul Lambros, Executive Director | Plymouth Housing Group
Michelle Norris, Executive Vice President–Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs | National Church Residences

Wednesday Oct 28

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Meeting Investors’ Evolving Informational Needs (FI, HO, LE)

Recent events have prompted investors to seek more financial information from state HFAs before bidding on bonds and securities. Learn how HFAs are adapting their disclosure practices and how your agency can provide the requisite information to investors without creating unnecessary reporting burdens.

DICUSSION LEADER
Rich Froehlich, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer | New York City Housing Development Corporation

PARTICIPANTS
Leslie Powell, Partner | Kutack Rock LLP
Jordan Moskowitz, Director of Single Family Programs | New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
Howard Zucker, Partner | Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Melanie Weathers, Senior Financial Administrator | Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Multifamily Preservation Strategies (C19, FI, GO, RE, RU, SH)

Discuss trends in the preservation of HUD and USDA-assisted rental properties, the Housing Credit portfolio, and naturally occurring affordable housing. Explore tools for recapitalization financing, best practices for capital needs assessments, and the pandemic’s impact on rehabilitation schedules and budgets.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Jill Cromartie, Division Director, Housing Finance and Development | Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Housing and Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Ellen Lurie Hoffman, Federal Policy Director | National Housing Trust
Jennifer Miller, Senior Advisor | Illinois Housing Development Authority
Danielle Salus | Minnesota Housing

Legislative Update (C19, GO, SE)

Seasoned advocates report on legislative and regulatory initiatives critical to HFA programs and activities. Get updates on coronavirus relief programs, NCSHA’s tax priorities, housing appropriations, and key elements of the presidential candidates’ housing and community development platforms.

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

PARTICIPANTS
Yvonne Hsu, Senior Housing Policy Specialist | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Rosemarie Sabatino, Senior Homeownership Policy Specialist | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies

Using Technology to Reach More Home Buyers (HO, IT, RU)

Learn how state HFAs are adapting to the growing importance of technology in mortgage processes to reach more home buyers more efficiently. Hear from HFAs who have developed customer-facing technologies to increase the number of low- to moderate-income homeowners in their states.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Michael Holliday, Chief Financial Officer | Nevada Housing Division

PARTICIPANTS
Valeria Alfano, Single Family Operations Officer | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Heather Bowman, Homebuyer Education/Counseling Administrator | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Richard Hill, Vice President, Industry Technology | Mortgage Bankers Association

Virtual Tour and Break
Express Sessions
Showcase Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Delivering Housing Counseling Successfully in a Pandemic (C19, HO, IT)

Educating home buyers — especially first-time or first-generation home buyers — on how to purchase and keep a home with mortgage financing is a critical service. The coronavirus has forced what typically is a face-to-face interaction online. Learn how forward-thinking state HFAs have incorporated technology into their housing counseling programs and kept the high quality of their services constant during the pandemic.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Brent Adney, Director, Homeownership Programs | South Dakota Housing Development Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Veronica Depotty, Housing Specialist & HUD Grant Administrator | Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Terri L. Redmond, Manager Counseling/Education | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Marietta Rodriguez, President and Chief Executive Officer | NeighborWorks America

Enhancing Health Outcomes in Multifamily Housing (C19, GO, RE, SE, SH, SN)

Explore various initiatives to improve health outcomes for affordable housing residents. Understand the impact of building design and construction practices on resident health, including enhanced indoor air quality and use of non-toxic materials. Discuss strategies to promote resident health through coordinated delivery of social services.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Julie Cody, Director, Affordable Rental Housing | Oregon Housing and Community Services

PARTICIPANTS
Lori Little, President, Chief Executive Officer | National Affordable Housing Trust
Lianna Petroski, Director, Conventional Equity | Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
Karyn Sper, Director, Fannie Mae Green and Healthy Housing Financing | Fannie Mae 

Internal Communications: Pandemic Case Studies (C19, CO, HR, IT, MI)

How have state HFAs and their partners kept staff informed, connected, and engaged — and sensitive information safe — while working from home during the pandemic? Hear lessons learned across departments that can inform teleworking programs and business continuity planning.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Emily Sharp, Communications Director | Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

PARTICIPANTS
Jill Mazullo, Director, Communications | Minnesota Housing
Josh Nguyen, Communications Specialist | Minnesota Housing
Amy Palmer, Manager of Marketing and Communications | New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Managing Cybersecurity Risks (FI, GO, HO, IT)

As a program manager, how can you ensure your agency is protecting your borrowers’ sensitive data? How should your agency respond if your data is compromised? Legal and cybersecurity experts walk through your legal obligations, outline strategies for preventing cyberattacks, and share best practices for breaches.

PARTICIPANTS
Todd Kinney, Partner | Kutak Rock LLP
Joshua N. MacDiarmid, Special Agent, Money Laundering, Forfeiture, and Bank Fraud Unit | Federal Bureau of Investigation
Nicole Moriarty, Partner | Kutak Rock LLP
Lesli Wright, Deputy Executive Director | Wyoming Community Development Authority

Mind-and-Motion Break
Plenary Session

SPEAKER
Marisa Calderon, Executive Director | National Community Reinvestment Coalition Community Development Fund

Showcase Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Emergency Planning and Business Continuity (CO, GO, HR, IT, MI)

Does your organization have a business continuity plan that addresses the range of potential crises you could face? Discuss how to develop a comprehensive plan to respond to health/safety crises, information security breaches, and natural disasters that includes the critical information and systems needed to keep your employees safe and your organization running.

HFAs as a Catalyst for Fair Housing and Racial Equity (DA, GO, LE, RE, SE, SN)

HFA executive directors share their visions to advance fair housing by ensuring all multifamily policies and priorities are viewed through an equity lens. Learn more about system-changing strategies to promote inclusive multifamily development using program planning documents, scoring criteria, and other requirements.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director | California Housing Finance Agency and Chair | NCSHA Board of Directors

PARTICIPANTS
Joaquin Altoro, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director | Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Keith Cunningham, Executive Director | Louisiana Housing Corporation
Jennifer Ho, Commissioner | Minnesota Housing

Issuing Housing Bonds During a Global Pandemic (C19, FI, HO, RE)

State HFAs that issued single-family or multifamily bonds amid the market uncertainty of this global pandemic share their experiences. Learn how they adjusted to changing market conditions to secure the most favorable rates possible for their programs.

PARTICIPANTS
Steve Clements, Chief Operating Officer | South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority
Hil Richardson | Virginia Housing
Donald Peterson, Managing Director | Raymond James

Using Data to Inform COVID-19 Response (C19, DA, IT, HO, RE)

In a time of unprecedented uncertainty, what information are state HFAs and their partners relying on to identify COVID-19-related issues and inform their responses? Discuss how your models and systems are evolving to accommodate pandemic-related data.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Margaret Miller, Senior Statistician | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Jonathan M. Cabral, Interim Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation | Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Frank Nothaft, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist | CoreLogic
Neil Steinkamp, Managing Director, Complex Situations Consultant | Stout

Board Chair’s Virtual Reception

Thursday Oct 29

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Achieving Your Mission Through Information Governance (GO, IT, MI)

Information governance is the process by which leaders leverage information technology and IT expertise to achieve organizational goals. Explore how to align departments to effectively collaborate on, evaluate, prioritize, and fund IT investments that will deliver strong financial and mission-related returns.

DISCUSSION LEADER
David Chien, Director of Information Technology | Vermont Housing Finance Agency

PARTICIPANTS
Greg Blake, Chief Information Officer and Vice President Administration | Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Peter Campbell, Senior Strategic Consultant | Marcum Technology/Raffa, Marcum’s Social Sector and Nonprofit Group

Boosting Resilience in the Workplace, Part 1 (HR, MI)

How can you help your staff not just survive but thrive and grow during periods of uncertainty and rapid change? A certified Change Cycle™ trainer introduces a six-stage approach to building resiliency that will better prepare your team to successfully navigate current and future challenges.

Session continues at 1:45 p.m.

TRAINERS
Jackie Martin, Training Facilitator | Training Systems, Inc.
Carolyn Thompson, President | Training Systems, Inc.

DPA Programs for People of Color and First-Time Home Buyers (HO, RU)

State HFA DPA programs are essential to reaching people of color and first-generation home buyers. Discover how HFAs are structuring their DPA programs to reach these often overlooked and creditworthy potential home buyers.

DICSUSSION LEADER
Ignatius MacLellan, Managing Director, Homeownership | New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Mounzer Aylouche, Vice President of Home Ownership Programs | MassHousing
Cathy Gutierrez, Director of Texas Homeownership | Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Deon Spilker, Vice President, Mortgage Banking | Utah Housing Corporation
Sharyl Silva, Staff Service Manager I | California Housing Finance Agency

Partnerships for Housing Vulnerable Populations (RE, SN)

Housing stability is critical for high-risk, vulnerable populations experiencing significant life changes. Hear how HFAs are playing leadership roles in unique partnerships aimed at reducing gun violence, preventing recidivism, and supporting survivors of domestic violence.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Real Estate Development Officer | Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

PARTICIPANTS
Marlena Gibson, Director of Policy and Planning | Delaware State Housing Authority
Kara Pillsbury Johnson, Community Services Analyst | MassHousing
Holly Zugay, Senior Financial Education Officer | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Showcase Break
Express Sessions
Virtual Tour and Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Boosting Resilience in the Workplace, Part 2 (HR, MI)

A continuation of Part 1, held at 12:00 p.m.

TRAINERS
Jackie Martin, Training Facilitator | Training Systems, Inc.
Carolyn Thompson, President | Training Systems, Inc.

Incorporating Supportive Services in Affordable Housing (RE, SN)

Resident and supportive services in affordable housing can help stabilize families and improve outcomes. Explore various models of resident and supportive services certification and what to look for in an application. Consider different approaches to implementing services, how to measure capacity of providers, and how to make sure services offered at properties meet varying levels of resident need.

PARTICIPANTS
Michelle Missler, Vice President | American Association of Service Coordinators
Alexandra Nassau-Brownstone, Director, Resident Outcomes and CORES | Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Cheryl Winter, Associate Director | CSH

Increasing Mortgage Production (HO)

The homeownership rate in the United States has not fully recovered to pre-Great Recession levels. Learn how HFAs are addressing this challenge by developing programs to meet the specific affordable mortgage financing needs in their state, as well as designing new ways to spur affordable single-family housing development.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Carrie Hamaker, Single Family Administrator | Alabama Housing Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS
David Rouse, Director of Single-Family Housing | Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Kimberly Stuart, Manager, Homeownership and Home Improvement | Minnesota Housing
Mark Teden, Vice President of Multifamily Programs | MassHousing
Michael Urban, Director of Homeownership Lending | Virginia Housing

Talking to the Media About Affordable Housing (CO, SE)

Discuss tips and best practices for communicating affordable housing priorities to the media, including how to educate journalists about housing’s intersections with equity, education, economics, health, and infrastructure.

PARTICIPANT
Amanda Davis, Director of Communications | Alliant Capital, Ltd.

Mind-and-Motion Break
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Adopting a Staff Social Media Policy (CO, HR)

Walk through the process one cross-departmental HFA team followed to formulate, implement, and enforce a social media policy for agency staff.

PARTICIPANTS
Jessica Cherry, Director of Operations | Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Taylore Maxey, Press Secretary | Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Data and Housing Equity (DA, GO, IT, SE)

Discuss what it takes to embed a racial equity and inclusion lens in research. See how organizations can use innovative data methods that recognize the impact of racial inequality to develop community-based programs and to advocate for solutions at the local and national levels.

DISCUSSION LEADER
John Patterson, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation | Minnesota Housing

PARTICIPANTS
Tom Love, Director of Business Development | Policy Map
Lisa Tabor
, Principal and Owner | CultureBrokers® LLC
Janel A. Young, Director, Policy and Strategic Initiatives | Louisiana Housing Corporation

Increasing Homeownership Among People of Color (CO, DA, HO, SE)

Learn what the affordable housing community is doing to develop and market first-time homeownership programs for families of color and low-income households.

PARTICIPANTS
Alanna McCargo, Co-Director, Housing Finance Policy Center | Urban Institute
Antoine Thompson, National Executive Director | National Association of Real Estate Brokers
Jaya Dey, Senior Economist | Freddie Mac

Modular Construction Innovations (HO, RE, RU, SH)

The use of prefabricated and modular construction components in affordable housing development can result in a streamlined design process, lower costs, improved efficiency, and reduced waste. In this session, learn about modular construction innovations and strategies for navigating local zoning and permitting challenges.

Showcase Break
Closing Plenary: The Political Outlook

SPEAKER
Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher | Cook Political Report

Less than a week out from Election Day, acclaimed political analyst Charlie Cook shares his insights and observations on the 2020 presidential race and congressional elections.