• October 13, 2017

    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in homeownership. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    Massachusetts: “A Home in the City — Olmsted Green”
    Nebraska: “NHR and NIFA Housing Production Partnership”
    Wisconsin: “WHEDA Capital Access Advantage Down Payment Assistance”
    Wyoming: “Home$tretch”

  • October 13, 2017

    This session features the innovative work of HFAs and their partners in finance. These entries in the 2017 Annual Awards for Program Excellence are highlighted in this session:

    Illinois: “One-Stop Shopping for Housing Finance”
    Massachusetts: “Leveraging Assets for Multi-Family Loan Production”
    New York City: “Bifurcated Structures for Mixed-Income Financing”
    Washington: “Habitat for Humanity Liquidity Partnership”

  • October 13, 2017

    Hear from HUD about the latest policy developments and partnership opportunities with its Housing Counseling program. Consider strategies for delivering counseling services to a new generation of consumers, including those with limited-English proficiency (LEP). Discover how one HFA expanded its counseling program to include personal financial coaching for those who are not yet ready to buy a home.

  • October 13, 2017

    With Congress once again debating the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, NCSHA staff discuss the prospects for housing finance reform and what role HFAs may play in the new system, Federal Housing Finance Agency staff describe developments at Fannie and Freddie, and other experts share their perspectives.

  • October 13, 2017

    Learn about innovative HFA programs that have helped to address the shortage of affordable single-family homes in their states. Examine initiatives that fund critical emergency home repairs, help senior citizens remain in their homes, maximize the potential of FHA’s 203(k) rehabilitation program, and effectively partner with Habitat for Humanity.

  • October 13, 2017

    A leading industry expert explains how you can navigate overlapping servicing policies and regulations. HFAs that have recently transitioned their servicing operations in house, or have sought to grow their servicing operations, present the benefits, drawbacks, and lessons learned from their experiences.

  • October 13, 2017

    Explore how to better track, manage, and deploy your agency’s stretched resources to achieve its full potential. Hear how HFAs are better monitoring their bond cap usage, reducing issuance costs, and leveraging their bond indentures and bond optionality to secure stronger financial results.

  • October 13, 2017

    Discuss the current state of technology in HFAs -- strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Hear how HFAs are investing in information technology to support their strategic plans and advance their missions.

  • October 13, 2017

    Industry leaders and government officials discuss the latest vehicles for financing affordable rental housing. Discuss the HUD-FFB Risk-Sharing initiative, mixed-subsidy deals, taxable bonds, green bonds, and other tax-exempt financing options.

  • October 13, 2017

    Traditional marketing is not as effective in reaching Millennials as it is other audiences. Examine how HFAs target this key demographic by designing programs and marketing campaigns that meet the unique needs of this generation of home buyers.