Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

This Forum's objectives are to: (1) serve as a clearinghouse for lawyers of information and programs related to affordable housing and community development; (2) serve as a coordinator of educational and training programs within the ABA for lawyers practicing in the area of affordable housing and community development; (3) during each Association year, hold one or more educational meetings; and (4) provide training programs focusing on new issues or ongoing concerns.

2020 RAD Update: Rev-4, RAD for PRAC & Hot Topics

2020 RAD Update: Rev-4, RAD for PRAC & Hot Topics

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 1:00PM EST - 90 Minutes

For those with a basic understanding of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration, this session will discuss the updates included in the latest revision of the RAD Implementation Notice (“Rev-4”), provide an overview of the new “RAD for PRAC” program & explore hot topics in RAD transactions.

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2020 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Student Legal Writing Competition

2020 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Student Legal Writing Competition

Deadline: March 6, 2020

The entries will be judged anonymously by a five (5) person committee comprised of members of the Forum. Decision of the Sponsor (including the committee judging the entries are final). Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of the topic, significance of the topic, manner in which the topic is treated, organization, quality of analysis, quality of research, authority, and citations, and quality of grammar, syntax, and form. The winning entry will be notified by email by April 3, 2020, 11:59 pm Central Time. The winner must acknowledge and confirm agreement to the terms and conditions of winning the competition no later than April 24, 2020, after which he/she forfeits the prizes and another winner may be selected.

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2020 Nominations Announcement

It is the time of the year when we are looking for applicants to join the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development for a two-year term (with up to two renewals) upon adjournment of the ABA Annual Meeting (August 2020).

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Chair's Message

I am so excited to be starting my year as Chair of the Forum. Having attended Forum meetings since 2005, its really meaningful to me to have the opportunity to serve our many wonderful and talented members.

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Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

The Journal serves as a clearinghouse of information on programs related to affordable housing and community development law and provides training programs for lawyers and concerned laypersons.

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ABA Connect

This is a space for you to connect with other Affordable Housing Law members and committees through interactive discussions, content sharing, and much more.

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Need More Resources?

Please click below to visit the Forum's publication page.

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Financial Scholarships

Financial Scholarships are now available.

Join A Committee

Committee membership offers you the opportunity to exchange ideas and gain insight from others who share your interests and expertise.

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