Section 8 and Other Federally Assisted Multifamily Housing

Speakers are being added as they are confirmed. Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday Jan 15

Registration and Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

HUD Multifamily Program Update

HFAi20 TwitterSalon D/E, Ballroom Level
Senior HUD officials share the latest from the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. Hear about the administration’s 2020 priorities, multifamily policy and finance initiatives, and Performance-Based Contract Administration (PBCA) program developments. Delve into how these and other changes will impact the federally-assisted multifamily portfolio across the country.

OPENING REMARKS:
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

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

PARTICIPANTS:
Toby Halliday, Director, Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Robert Iber, Senior Advisor, Multifamily Housing | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Lamar Seats, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Multifamily Housing | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Ted Toon, Senior Advisor | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Preserving an Aging Housing Stock

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
Discuss opportunities and challenges in preserving federally-assisted rental properties and the latest tools and techniques to address the varied needs of an aging portfolio. Get updates on HUD’s Section 210 Transfer Authority, Section 8bb rental assistance contract transfers, and USDA Rural Housing Services’ actions to address properties with maturing mortgages.

DISCUSSION LEADER:
Brian Miller, Director, Asset Management | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS:
Daniel Buyer, Assistant Commissioner | New York State Homes and Community Renewal
Jessica Cassella, Attorney | Klein Hornig LLP
Lauryn Enrico, Direct Loan Division Director, Multifamily Housing Programs, Rural Development | U.S. Department of Agriculture
Toby Halliday, Director, Office of Asset Management and Portolio Oversight | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Margaret Poethig, Senior Advisor | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Thursday Jan 16

Registration and Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer and Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

JOINT WITH HOUSING CREDIT

Multifamily Finance Forum

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
Federal agency officials and multifamily finance experts discuss financial structuring and underwriting strategies for developments using HUD and USDA multifamily programs, the Capital Magnet Fund, tax-exempt bonds, and other financing.

DISCUSSION LEADER:
Shawn Colbert, Director of Housing Development | New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority

PARTICIPANTS:
Thomas Bernaciak, Deputy Director of Production | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Lauryn Enrico, Direct Loan Division Director, Multifamily Housing Programs, Rural Development | U.S. Department of Agriculture
Benjamin Killion, Associate | Caine Mitter & Associates Incorporated
Paula Sampson, Senior Program Advisor, Capital Magnet Fund, CDFI Fund | U.S. Department of the Treasury

Tenant Qualification Seminar, Part 1

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
During this program, gain a better understanding of essential Housing Credit and Section 8 tenant qualification procedures, income determination calculations, general public use requirements, application of student rules, and tenant income certifications. Session continues at 10:45 a.m.

PARTICIPANTS:
Amanda Lee Gross, Vice President of Training and Compliance Policy | US Housing Consultants
Mary Ross, President | Ross Business Development

Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

JOINT WITH HOUSING CREDIT

RAD Development Strategies

Salon F/G, Ballroom Level
What is the future direction of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program? What lessons have been learned from recent RAD closings and deal structuring strategies involving Housing Credits, tax-exempt bonds, and HUD financing? Discuss RAD challenges, including demands on HFA resources, development costs, appraisal and tax issues, accessing and administering Project-Based Rental Assistance, and preserving the Section 202 portfolio.

DISCUSSION LEADER:
JD Bondurant, Director of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs | Virginia Housing Development Authority

PARTICIPANTS:
Tom Davis, Director, Office of Recapitalization | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Andrea Ponsor, President and Chief Executive Officer | Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Deborah VanAmerongen, Strategic Policy Advisor, Government Relations and Public Policy, Affordable Housing | Nixon Peabody LLP

Tenant Qualification Seminar, Part 2

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
In Part 2 of this program, delve deeper into tenant qualification issues, focusing on tenant selection plans and compliance with fair housing and Violence Against Women Act requirements.

PARTICIPANTS:
Amanda Lee Gross, Vice President of Training and Compliance Policy | US Housing Consultants
Mary Ross, President | Ross Business Development

Lunch

Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Plenary Session

Industry Outlook

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
Industry leaders share their perspectives on what to expect in 2020 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

Latte Station

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level
Sponsored by:
Fannie Mae

Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 1

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
Expert trainer Mary Ross is back to address the most pressing issues facing contract administrators. Join Ross to discuss recent and upcoming changes to HUD Section 8 contract administration and assisted housing requirements, including streamlining; requirements for esignature, etransmission, and estorage; a preview of the work done by the Management and Occupancy Review Task Force; and the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS). Session continues at 4:15 p.m.

TRAINER:
Mary Ross, President | Ross Business Development

Strategic Approaches to Project-Basing Vouchers

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Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) are the largest, most available tool for creating new project-based rental assistance. Learn how HFAs and other public housing agencies can use project-based Housing Choice vouchers to meet their programmatic goals, especially in tight housing markets. Explore PBV program elements and requirements and delve into strategies for project-basing HUD–VASH and Section 811 mainstreaming vouchers.

DISCUSSION LEADER:
Arthur Bowen, Managing Director of Rental Housing | Virginia Housing Development Authority

PARTICIPANTS:
Michael Dennis, Senior Advisor, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Michael DiChiaro, Assistant Director of Development, Asset Management, and Compliance | Rhode Island Housing
Mark Dominick, Acting Director of Assisted Housing Oversight, Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Keith Harris, National Director, Clinical Operations, VHA Homeless Program Office | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
James Yates, Senior Consultant | Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.

Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 2

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
See session description under Part 1.

Risk-Sharing Roundtable

Salon III, Ballroom Level
Join HUD officials and other stakeholders in a roundtable on the FHA–HFA Risk-Sharing Program. Discuss program activity, processing and compliance requirements, and how the loss of financing from the Federal Financing Bank is impacting the program. Exchange best practices and program improvements, including strategies for obtaining additional liquidity for risk-sharing loans.

DISCUSSION LEADER:
Elizabeth Strojan, Acting Chief of Staff and Vice President of Government Affairs | New York City Housing Development Corporation

PARTICIPANTS:
Buzz Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer | National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
Daniel Staring, Manager of Production Planning and Strategic Initiatives | MassHousing
Ted Toon, Senior Advisor | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Section 8 and MRBs Networking Reception

Penn Avenue Terrace, Lobby Level
Sponsored by:

Friday Jan 17

Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer and Salon IV, Ballroom Level

Registration and Information

Capitol Ballroom Foyer, Ballroom Level

Concurrent Sessions

A Procurement Compendium

Salon D/E, Ballroom Level
With HUD’s highly anticipated release of the PBCA Request for Proposals just around the corner, get an overview of likely bid preparation requirements and guidance on both pre-award and post-award protest options, and discuss the future of contract monitoring and oversight.

PARTICIPANTS:
C. Kelly Kroll, Partner | Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Andrew Mohr, Partner | Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Multifamily Housing Programs for Vulnerable Populations

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Hear updates on Section 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities, Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, and other HUD multifamily housing programs for vulnerable populations. Discuss HUD’s Section 811 Notices of Funding Availability and new opportunities to assume delegate processing responsibilities for Section 202 and 811 awards, as well as challenges and best practices in connecting services to housing.

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

PARTICIPANTS:
Elizabeth Cochran, Program Analyst, Program Administration Office | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Linda Couch
, Director, Housing Policy and Priorities | LeadingAge
Will Lavy, Director, Program Administration Division, Office of Recapitalization | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jennifer Trepinski, Director of Loan Originations | CSH
Katina Washington, Program Analyst, Grants and New Funding Branch, Assisted Housing Division, Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Networking 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 HFA peers about what you have heard in previous sessions. Exchange best practices and get answers to your most pressing questions, including those on contract administration, financing techniques, asset management, and compliance monitoring.

DISCUSSION LEADERS:
Linda Demmi, Manager of Contract Administration | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Tasha Jones, Director, Rental Housing Management | South Dakota Housing Development Authority