Section 8 and Other Federally Assisted Multifamily Housing

Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday Jan 15

Registration and Information
Plenary Session

HUD Multifamily Program Update

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.

Networking Break
Plenary Session

Preserving an Aging Housing Stock

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.

Thursday Jan 16

Registration and Information
Continental Breakfast
Concurrent Sessions

JOINT WITH HOUSING CREDIT

Multifamily Finance Forum

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.

Tenant Qualification Seminar, Part 1

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.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

JOINT WITH HOUSING CREDIT

RAD Development Strategies

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.

Tenant Qualification Seminar, Part 2

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.

Lunch
Plenary Session

Industry Outlook

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.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 1

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.

Strategic Approaches to Project-Basing Vouchers

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.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

Hot Topics in Contract Administration, Part 2

See session description under Part 1.

Risk-Sharing Roundtable

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.

Section 8 and MRBs Networking Reception

Friday Jan 17

Continental Breakfast
Registration and Information
Concurrent Sessions

A Procurement Compendium

In anticipation of HUD’s forthcoming Request for Proposals to rebid PBCA work, get concise and detailed information on bid preparation requirements and protest options.

Multifamily Housing Programs for Vulnerable Populations

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.

Networking Break
Community Meet-Up

OPEN TO NCSHA HFA AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY

Contract Administration

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.