Understanding Opportunity Zones (HCC18)
Opportunity Zones, a new community development tool authorized in the 2017 tax reform bill, encourage investment in designated high-poverty neighborhoods through favorable capital gains treatment and other incentives. Policy experts explain the new program, the opportunity zone designation process, eligible investments, and how opportunity zone investments might be used with the Housing Credit.
Lisa Vatske, Director, Multifamily Housing and Community Facilities | Washington State Housing Finance Commission
Matt Josephs, Senior Vice President for Policy | Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Tiffany Manuel, Vice President – Knowledge, Impact, and Strategy | Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Beth Mullen, Partner | CohnReznick LLP
John Sciaretti, Partner | Novogradac & Company LLP
Delivered during NCSHA’s Housing Credit Connect 2018