Bonus Sessions

These pre-recorded sessions (each 60 minutes in length) will be available on demand.

Principles of Governance and Ethics for HFA Board Members

State HFA board members have governance responsibilities for organizations of considerable complexity and critical importance to their residents of their states. This session will provide grounding in concepts and practices that make any HFA board stronger.

SPEAKER

John Wagner
, Partner | Kutak Rock LLP

Overview of Key HFA Financial Terms and Concepts

State HFA board members have governance responsibilities for agencies that utilize multiple forms of capital and operate in challenging regulatory environments. This session will define key financial concepts on which HFA balance sheet stability, mission advancement, and business success rest.

SPEAKERS

Charles Karimbakas
, Chief Financial Officer | MassHousing

Marian Zucker
, Senior Director, Sector Lead, USPF Housing | S&P Global Ratings

Introduction to HFA Single-Family Financing

State HFAs issue Mortgage Revenue Bonds and Mortgage-Backed Securities to fund their homeownership programs. This session will summarize their mechanics, key market and policy issues, and the essential role of down payment assistance.

SPEAKERS
Mike Awadis
Mike Awadis
, Senior Managing Director | Hilltop Securities Inc.

Kathleen Orlandi
, Partner | Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Introduction to HFA Multifamily Financing

State HFAs issue Multifamily Housing Bonds and allocate federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits to finance the development and rehabilitation of affordable rental apartments in their states. This session will describe how these tools work and current economic, legislative, and regulatory issues.

SPEAKERS
Kimberly Black King
Kimberly Black King
, Senior Vice President of Housing Development | Volunteers of America
Michael Novogradac
Michael Novogradac
, Managing Partner | Novogradac & Company LLP
Jim Tassos
Jim Tassos
, Deputy Director of Tax Policy and Strategic Initiatives | National Council of State Housing Agencies

Benchmarking HFAs

State HFA board members often want to know how their agency compares to others in various aspects of program and performance. This session will familiarize board members with NCSHA tools and resources and other industry-leading sources of comparative state HFA information.

SPEAKERS

Mikiyon Alexander
, Senior Director | Fitch Ratings
Glenn Gallo
Glenn Gallo
,  Legislative and Policy Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies
Stephanie Romanoff
Stephanie Romanoff
, Senior Digital Content Associate | National Council of State Housing Agencies