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.

Using Historic Credits in a LIHTC Transactions

Using Historic Credits in a LIHTC Transactions

September 24, 2019 | 1PM EDT

This panel will discuss the unique issues that arise when pairing federal historic rehabilitation tax credits with federal low-income housing tax credits to rehabilitate an existing building. Topics to be discussed will include the key rules that must be met when qualifying for historic credits, due diligence items to look for, how historic credits are allocated and their impact on LIHTC basis, fees, distributions and other provisions of the partnership agreement, and common issues that arise and how to address them.

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Fall Boot Camp

Fall Boot Camp

October 17-18, 2019 | Denver, CO

Registration is now open.

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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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Michael Scher Award

You may submit recommendations for this award by April 12, 2019, by completing the attached Nomination Form and submitting it to Dawn R. Holiday of the ABA at In addition to the information requested on the form, also please specify, to your knowledge: (a) candidate’s current position/employment, and the length of time, if known, that Candidate has practiced in the Field; (b) candidate’s past positions/employment; and (c) candidate’s volunteer activities, with bar associations or other organizations. Please contact Dawn, me, or our Forum Chair, George Weidenfeller if you have any questions regarding this award.

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Financial Scholarships

Financial Scholarships are now available.

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

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