Agenda subject to change

Monday Mar 9

Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center

Columbia Foyer, Ballroom Level

NCSHA Board of Directors Meeting

Capitol Room, Lobby Level
Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only; breakfast available at 8:00 a.m.

NCSHA Priorities Briefing

Columbia A/B, Ballroom Level
NCSHA’s Policy and Government Affairs team helps you prepare for your Hill visits by providing up-to-the-minute background on the current legislative environment and opportunities for advancing NCSHA’s 2020 priorities.

PARTICIPANTS
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

Executive Directors Forum

Capitol Room, Lobby Level
Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only

Executive Directors Lunch

Thornton Room, 11th Floor
Open to NCSHA member HFA executive directors only

Legislative Conference: Opening Plenary

Columbia A/B, Ballroom Level

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Columbia A/B | Ballroom Level

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

Keynote Address: Breaking New Ground — Making the Case for Affordable Housing

Across the country, efforts to address housing issues across the entire spectrum from homelessness services to affordable and attainable housing are gaining traction. The sheer scale of the challenges facing average Americans in finding decent housing is pushing these issues onto the national, regional, and local political agendas. Yet the deals being brokered to address these issues still only marginally get at the true need. So, even with this growing momentum, we need more firepower to move helpful policies, investments, and programs forward. We need stronger alignment across stakeholders in our communities, and we need greater public support. Building public and political will to move transformative solutions forward — especially those that have an equity lens — remains tough. Dr. Tiffany Manuel talks about efforts across the country to break new ground in how we make the case for housing and discusses the key recommendations that can help us take advantage of the current momentum in the field.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President and Chief Executive Officer | TheCaseMade

Tax Outlook Panel

Key congressional tax staff consider the prospects for tax legislation and discuss how HFAs can help advance NCSHA’s tax priorities.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies

PARTICIPANTS
Adam Carasso, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor | Senate Finance Committee
Andrew Grossman, Chief Tax Counsel | House Ways and Means Committee
Lara Muldoon, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor | Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
Stephen Simonetti, Legislative Assistant | Office of Representative Jackie Walorski
Nicholas Wyatt, Tax, Infrastructure, and Nominations Policy Advisor | Senate Finance Committee

Update from Industry Leaders: Affordable Homeownership

Stakeholder group leaders discuss their groups’ major priorities and likely executive and legislative branch action on Community Reinvestment Act regulations, Federal Housing Administration programs, housing finance reform, the racial homeownership gap, and other affordable housing issues.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

PARTICIPANTS
Lindsey Johnson, President | U.S. Mortgage Insurers
Antoine Thompson, National Executive Director | National Association of Real Estate Brokers
Jesse Van Tol, CEO | National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Update from Industry Leaders: Affordable Rental Housing

Stakeholder group leaders discuss their groups’ major priorities and likely executive and legislative branch action on housing program funding, tax legislation, housing finance reform, Opportunity Zones, and other affordable housing issues.

DISCUSSION LEADER
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

PARTICIPANTS
Peggy Bailey,
 Vice President for Housing Policy | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Doug Bibby, President | National Multifamily Housing Council
Adrianne Todman, CEO | National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

Leadership Circle Reception

Thornton Room and Lounge, 11th Floor
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

Thornton Room and Lounge, 11th Floor
NCSHA invites registered LegCon attendees to network with our housing partners in Washington and invited special guests.

Tuesday Mar 10

Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center

Columbia Foyer, Ballroom Level

National Conference of State Housing Boards: Board of Directors Meeting

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

Continental Breakfast

Columbia Foyer, Ballroom Level

Legislative Conference: Tuesday Plenary

Columbia A/B, Ballroom Level

Opening Remarks

SPEAKER
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

Perspectives from Congress

Congressional leaders address the conference to discuss the prospects for legislative action this year on affordable housing priorities.

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | SPEAKER
Representative David Price (D-NC), Chairman | House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | SPEAKER
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Member | Senate Finance Committee and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | SPEAKER
Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chairman | House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance

Regulatory Update Panel

Leading regulatory officials and experts on regulatory issues provide the latest information on regulatory relief, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, mortgage finance rules, the “Qualified Mortgage Patch,” and Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

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

PARTICIPANTS
The Honorable Paul Compton, General Counsel | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mark McArdle, Assistant Director, Mortgage Markets | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Benson Roberts, Executive Director | National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders
Sandra Thompson, Director, Housing Mission and Goals | Federal Housing Finance Agency

Perspectives from Congress (continued)

SPEAKER
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member | Senate Finance Committee

HFAs on the Hill: Meetings with Members of Congress

Visit your Congressional delegation to tell your HFA’s story and communicate your legislative priorities.

Hill Swap Happy Hour

Article One Lounge, Lobby Level

Wednesday Mar 11

Registration and Information | Legislative Materials Center

Columbia Foyer, Ballroom Level

Legislative Conference: Closing Plenary Breakfast

Regency C/D, Ballroom Level
Seated breakfast served 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Report on Legislative Conference Advocacy Achievements

SPEAKERS
Garth Rieman, Director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Jennifer Schwartz, Director of Tax and Housing Advocacy | National Council of State Housing Agencies

Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020

Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 is a non-partisan campaign led by the National Low Income Housing Coalition to register, educate, and mobilize low-income renters and housing advocates and help them engage in the voting process. Hear from NLIHC’s Diane Yentel about the work of Our Homes, Our Votes and how you can take action to make sure affordable housing is a top priority on the campaign trail.

SPEAKER
Diane Yentel, President and CEO | National Low Income Housing Coalition

Perspectives from Congress

Representative Walorski discusses the prospects for legislative action this year on affordable housing priorities.

SPEAKER
Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Member | House Ways and Means Committee

The Political Outlook

The week after Super Tuesday, acclaimed political analyst Charlie Cook shares his insights and observations on the 2020 presidential race and congressional elections.

SPEAKER
Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher | Cook Political Report

Concluding Remarks

SPEAKER
Stockton Williams, Executive Director | National Council of State Housing Agencies

HFAs on the Hill: Meetings with Members of Congress

Visit your Congressional delegation to tell your HFA’s story and communicate your legislative priorities.