May 20, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting

May 22-24, 2019

Mandarin Oriental Hotel 
Washington, DC

HUD 1: Can HUD Help You Age in Place? A Look at the Authorities and Limits on the Office of Residential Care Facilities Programs

Moderator: Christine Waldmann Carmody
Pepper Hamilton LLP, Washington DC

Panelists: John Hartung
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), St. Louis, MO

Erica Levin
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), New York, NY

John Brennan
Byrne, Costello & Pickard, P.C., New York, NY

Tony Love
Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC, Cleveland, OH

Kyle Perry
Century Health Capital, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY

  1. Section 202 Overview
  2. The Office of Residential Care Facilities Programs
  3. 12 US.C 1701
  4. 12 US.C 1715W_001
  5. 24 CFR Part 894_001
  6. 24 CFR Part 232_001
  7. Capital Advance Program Mortgage 901
  8. Capital Advance Program Mortgage Note
  9. Capital Advance Program Regulatory Agreement
  10. Capital Advance Program Use Agreement
  11. Healthcare Mortgage
  12. Meadow Lane Section 202 Coversheet
  13. Section 202 Program Coversheet
  14. Section 202 Support Housing
  15. Section 232 Program Cove_001
  16. Healthcare Regulatory Agreement
  17. Declaration of Willow Gardens
  18. Healthcare Facility Note_001
  19. Healthcare Mortgage Assignment
  20. Willow Gardens Section_001
  21. Section 232 Mortgage Insurance Programs
  22. Introduction to ORCF & Its Programs
  23. Senior Housing

HUD 2: “Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Closing Roundtable: What is Working Well, and What Needs Work.”

Moderator: Ian Adams
Kantor Taylor PC, Seattle, WA

Panelists: Tiffany Baymiller
PGIM Real Estate Finance, Columbus, OH

Jon Peyton
Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, P.C., Knoxville, TN

Amy Brown
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

Ray Keyser
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Cleveland, OH

  1. Checklist - Consolidated
  2. Proposed Revision to HUD MF Closing Guide

IRS/Treasury Discussion on Qualified Opportunity Zones

Panelists: Glenn Graff
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL

Mike Novey
Treasury, Washington, DC

Julie Hanlan-Bolton
IRS Chief Counsel, Washington, DC

Michael Novogradac
Novogradac & Company, Walnut Creek, CA

Forrest Milder
Nixon Peabody, Boston, MA

  1. Panel Outline 
  2. Section 1400Z-1 Designation
  3. Section 1400Z-2 -- Special Rules for Capital Gains Invested in Opportunity Zones
  4. 1st Tranche of QOZ Proposed Regulations
  5. IRS QOZ Ruling on Improving Building2018 41646_
  6. 2nd Tranche of QOZ Proposed Regulations
  7. AT&T QOZ_Guidance Analysis – 1st Tranche A Baker’s Dozen Important Points and Insights
  8. Article on 2nd Tranche of Regulations
  9. Novogradac 2nd Tranche Blog – Clarity Provided by Treasury Regulations
  10. Novogradac 2nd Tranche Bog A Deeper Dive
  11. NP Article on 2nd Round Regulations - Latest Round of Opportunity Zone Regulations Clarify Some Issues, Leave Others Murky
  12. INSIGHT: Opportunity Zone Investing---How Is Debt Handled in Determining the Basis Step-up After 10 Years?

IRS/Treasury Discussion on Low-income Housing and Historic Credits and Tax Reform Issues

Panelists: Sue Wilson
Enterprise Community, Columbia, MD

Glenn Graff
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL

Mike Novey
Treasury, Washington, DC

James Holmes
IRS, Washington, DC

Jian Grant
IRS, Washington, DC

Forrest Milder
Nixon Peabody, Boston, MA

  1. 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan
  2. Second Quarter Update to the 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan
  3. IRS Notice 2019-30 Public Comment Invited on Recommendations for 2019-2020 Priority Guidance Plan Internal Revenue Code Section 42 March 2018
  4. Internal Revenue Code Section 163(j)
  5. Revenue Ruling 2003-77 Community Service Facility
  6. Revenue Procedure 2019-17 General Public Use Requirements
  7. Interpreting the Average Income Test, Part 1 (An article by Grace Robertson and Mark Shelburne reprinted from the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, March 2019)
  8. Interpreting the Average Income Test, Part 2 (An article by Grace Robertson and Mark Shelburne reprinted from the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, April 2019)

Plenary: Ideas Worth Writing Home About 

Moderator: Shannon Ross
Housing Partnership Network, Washington, DC

Panelists: Emily Cadik
Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, Washington, DC

Maurice Jones
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York, New York

Diane Yentel
National Low-Income Housing Coalition, Washington, DC 

Workshop 1A: Common Structuing Pitfalls In RAD Transcations

Moderator: Sarah Molseed
Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, Washington, DC

Panelists: Lucie Du
Du and Associates, Bethesda, MD

Vickie Longosz
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

Cara Nesbit
Kutak Rock LLP, Omaha, NE

  1. Panel Outline
  2. RAD Post Closing Issues Protocols and Best Practices

Workshop 1B: Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Compliance and Income Averaging

Moderator: Mark Shelburne
Office of Housing and Finance at Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Atlanta, GA

Panelists: Jen Brewerton
Dominium, Austin, TX

Brigitte Collier
Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority, Indianapolis, IN

Stephanie Naquin
Novogradac & Company LLP, Austin, TX

  1. Interpreting the Average Income Test, Part 1
  2. Interpreting the Average Income Test, Part 2

Workshop 1C: Community Reinvestment Act: How Recent Updates Affect Affordable Housing and Community Economic Development

Moderator: Cassandra Jones Havard
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Panelists: Nancy Amstadt
RBC Capital Markets, Cleveland, OH

David Portilla
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, NY

Benson Roberts
National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, Washington, DC

  1. Panel Outline
  2. CRA Regulations
  3. Bank Regulatory Considerations for Investments in Affordable Housing
  4. 3 Keys to CRA Modernization
  5. Community Reinvestment Act: NAAHL Testimony
  6. Practical Application of CRA to LIHTC Investing

Workshop 1D: Capital Accounts And Projections Workshop: Part 1

Moderator: Angela Christy
Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis, MN

Panelists: Stephanie Caragher
CohnReznick LLP, Charlotte, NC

Kathryn Galbraith Day
Klein Hornig LLP, Boston, MA

Dayna Hutchins
Holland & Knight LLP, Boston, MA

  1. Financial Projections and Capital Accounts - the Basics: Part I – Reviewing Financial Projections
  2. LIHTC Projections

Workshop 1E: Going Local: Bold Strategies Tried By Local Governments

Moderator: Dina Schlossberg
Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS), Philadelphia, PA

Panelists: Marnell Cooper
Palmer Cooper, LLC, Baltimore, MD

Anne Mavity
Minnesota Housing Partnership, St. Paul, MN

Faith Pettis
Pacifica Law Group, LLP, Seattle, WA

Julia Wiley
Department of Housing and Community Development, Washington DC

  1. Panel Outline
  2. Baltimore Building, Fire and Related Codes
  3. District of Columbia Affordable Housing Links
  4. Seattle, Washington Affordable Housing Links

Workshop 2A: Hot Topics In HUD/FHA Multifamily

Moderator: George Weidenfeller
Telesis Corporation, Washington, DC

Panelists: Donald “DJ” La Voy
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

Dori Garmeiser
Hessel & Aliuse and Nuen, Washington, DC

Elizabeth Friedgut
DLA Piper, Chicago, IL

Patricia Burke
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

  1. Panel Outline
  2. Servicing of Projects That Do Not Meet HUD’s Physical Condition Standards and Inspection Requirements (PCS&IR) or Fail to Certify That Exigent Health and Safety (EH&S) Deficiencies Have Been Resolved as Required
  3. Approving the Del of a Physical Inspection Beyond the New Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspection Notification Timelines
  4. Improving Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspections
  5. Physical Assessment Subsystem (PASS) Technical Review and Database Adjustment
  6. Standardization of REAC Inspection Notification Timelines
  7. Technical Review and Database Adjustments

Workshop 2B: Anatomy of a Legal Opinion and the Ethical Implications Involved

Moderator: Mattye Jones
Coats l Rose, Dallas, TX

Panelists: Gordon Gerson
Gerson Law Firm APC, San Diego, CA

Tom Mason
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, Washington DC

Doug Prince
Buchalter, Seattle, WA

  1. ABA Model Rule References
  2. Conflicts of Interest under ABA Model Rules 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 1.12 and 1.18 Regulations
  3. Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service

Workshop 2C: Rebuilding After Natural Disasters

Moderator: Kimberly Black King
Volunteers of America (VOA), Washington, DC

Panelists: Tom McCasland
City of Houston, Houston, TX

Marian McFadden
Enterprise Community Partners, Washington DC

Dan Rees
State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  1. Improving Disaster Recovery and Mitigation for Low - and Moderate - Income People

Workshop 2D: Capital Accounts and Projections Workshop: Part II

Moderator: Angela Christy
Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis, MN

Panelists: Kathryn Galbraith Day
Klein Hornig LLP, Boston, MA

Jill Goldstein
Kutak Rock, Omaha, NE

David Herdlick
Rubin Brown, St. Louis, MO

  1. Part II – Capital Accounts and Minimum Gain _Sample LIHTC Project
  2. Financial Projections and Capital Accounts_ Deep Dive

Workshop 2E: Public Housing Updated Positions, PBV, Life Post-RAD

Moderator: Amy Glassman
Ballard Spahr, LLP Washington, DC 

Panelists: Cody Bannon
Reno Cavanaugh, Washington, DC

Cassandra Knight
Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, GA

Chaundi Randolph
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington DC

  1. Panel Outline
  2. Post- RAD Conversion Issues –
  3. Letter to PHAs – Repositioning
  4. Repositioning Public Housing
  5. NOTICE PIH-2019-02 Standardization of REAC Inspection Notification Timelines
  6. NOTICE PIH-2019-05 Streamlined Voluntary Conversions of Last Remaining Projects of Small Public Housing Agencies
  7. Public Housing Update Dispositions, PBV, Life Post-RAD
  8. Public Housing/HOPE VI Mixed Finance Year 15 Considerations

Workshop 3A: Navigating Transfers of Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

Moderator: Nathaniel “Nate” Cushman
Nixon Peabody, LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists: Eric Herrmann
Klein Hornig LLP, Washington, DC

Margaret Poethig
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

  1. Panel Outline
  2. Frequently Asked Questions on Transferring Budget Authority under Section 8(bb)(1)
  3. Federal Registry Notice – Transfers
  4. Transferring Budget Authority of a Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance
  5. Payments Contract under Section 8(bb)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937
  6. Section 210 Transfers
  7. Opportunities to Preserve Affordable Housing
  8. Transferring HAP Assistance Between Projects

Workshop 3B: Negotiations and Disputes In LIHTC Preservation

Moderator: Randy Shorr
Shorr Law, Cleveland, OH

Panelists: Laura Abernathy
National Housing Trust, Washington, DC

Michael Cypers
Glaser Weil, Los Angeles, CA

Honora Sutor
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Lanham, MD

  1. Panel Outline
  2. A Nationwide View (Abernathy)
  3. Qualified Contract Proposal (Abernathy)
  4. The State Agency Perspectives (Sutor)
  5. ROFRs and Options – (Shorr)
  6. Buyouts/Restrict Use Covenants: Lessons for Drafting and Disputes (Cypers)
  7. Case Summary Senior Housing Assistance
  8. Case Summary Homeowner Rehabilitation
  9. Negotiations and Disputes in LIHTC Preservation

Workshop 3C: Residential Preferences In Affordable Housing Developments

Moderator: Toni Jackson
Jones Walker, Houston, TX

Panelists: Heather Way
University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX

Sara Pratt
Rehlman Dane and Colfax PLLC, Washington, DC

  1. Fair Housing and Preference Policies _ 2019
  2. Threading the Needle of Fair Housing Law in a Gentrifying City with a Legacy of Discrimination
  3. Community Preferences and Residency Preferences: Civil Rights Considerations _Pratt
  4. Residential Preferences for Affordable Housing Developments in Gentrifying Neighborhoods Way
  5. Additional Resources

Workshop 3D: Using Opportunity Zone Incentives in LIHTC Transactions

Moderator: Glenn Graff
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL

Panelists: Megan Christensen
Holland & Knight, LLP, Washington, DC

Kristen DeKuiper
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Washington, DC

Beth Mullen
CohnReznick, Sacramento, CA

  1. Section 1400Z-1 Designation
  2. Section 1400Z-2 -- Special Rules for Capital Gains Invested in Opportunity Zones
  3. First Tranche of QOZ Proposed Regulations
  4. 2018 41646_
  5. Second Tranche of QOZ Proposed Regulations
  6. AT&T QOZ_Guidance Analysis – A Baker’s Dozen Important Points and Insights
  7. Article on Opportunity Zone Regulations
  8. QOZ LIHTC Article
  9. Opportunity Zones Basics
  10. Using Opportunity Zone Incentives in LIHTC Transacations
  11. Using Opportunity Zone Incentives in LIHTC Transactions: NQFP and Gain/Step-Up Related Issues
  12. Using Opportunity Zone Incentives in LIHTC Transactions

Workshop 3E: Introduction To The Government Sponsored Entities (GSE) Fannie/Freddie 101

Moderator: Keely Downs
Moye White, Denver, CO

Panelists: Susan Campbell
Blanco Tackabery, Winston Salem, NC

Alonso Cisneros
Troutman Sanders, Washington DC

Lauryn Enrico
FHFA, Washington DC

Robert A. Kearbey
Freddie Mac, Washington DC

  1. Panel Outline
  2. Finance Resources List

Plenary: Housing And Healthcare

Moderator: Roberta Rubin
Department of Housing and Community Development, Boston, MA

Panelists: Megan Sandel MD
MPH, GROW clinic, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Brian Rahmer
Enterprise Community Partners, Baltimore, MD

Sharon Wilson Géno
Volunteers of America National Services, Washington, DC

Andrea Posner
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, Washington, DC

Workshop 4A - Elderly Housing Part 1: Refinancing And Repositioning Section 202 Projects

Moderator: Schuyler Armstrong
Katten Muchin, Rosenman LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists: Minnie Monroe Baldwin
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

Daniel Ehrenberg
Klein Hornig, Boston, MA

Watt Taylor
Kantor Taylor, Seattle, WA

  1. H Notice 2010-26 202 Subordination
  2. H Notice 2011-03 Conversion of Efficiency Units to One-Bedroom Unit
  3. H Notice 2011-05 Flex Sub Loan Deferrals
  4. H Notice 2013-17 Updated Requirements for Prepayment and Refinancing of Section 202 Direct Loans
  5. H Notice 2018-02 Refinancing of Pre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loans and Subsequent Issuance of Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) or Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (SPRACs)
  6. PIH Notice 2019-01/H Notice 2019-02 Funding Availability for Set-Aside Tenant Protection Vouchers
  7. PIH Notice 2019-08 Implementation of Federal FY19 Funding Provisions for the Housing Choice Voucher
  8. Refinancing and Repositioning Section 202 Projects

Workshop 4B: Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Hot Topics

Moderator: Sue Wilson
Enterprise Community Partners, Columbia, MD

Panelists: Holly Heer
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Columbus, OH

Daniel Kraus
Kraus Lam LLC, Chicago, IL

Forrest Milder
Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston, MA

  1. Tax Credit Hot Topics Agenda
  2. Tax Credit Hot Topic Resource Materials

Workshop 4C: Beyond Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC): Opportunity Zones and Other Creative Housting and Community Development Financing Tools

Moderator: Dorcas Gilmore
Gilmore Khandhar, Baltimore, MD

Panelists: Lisa Hall
Beeck Center at Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Bob Cooney
LISC, Boston, MA

Perry Teicher
Orrick, New York, NY

  1. Partnership for the Bay’s Future: Investment Fund

Workshop 4D - Appraisals: Why Do They Matter?

Moderator: Amy DeVaudreuil
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP, San Diego, CA

Panelists: Daryll Kidd
Bocarsly Emden, Los Angeles, CA

Blair Kincer
Novogradac, Washington, DC

Sarah Perez
Gubb & Barshay, Oakland, CA

  1. Appraisals: Why do they Matter
  2. Demands and Capture Rate Methodology
  3. Determining Demand
  4. Determining Market Rate
  5. Final Comparable Properties
  6. Final Preservations

Workshop 4E: Cutting Edge Debt and Bond Market Products

Moderator: Richard Froehlich
NYC Housing Development Corporation, New York, NY

Panelists: Sisera Daniels
Kutak Rock, Washington DC

Allison R. King
Tiber Hudson, Washington DC

Kevin Murphy
Hawkins Delafield & Wood, New York, NY

  1. Multifamily Housing Bonds
  2. Client Alert IRS Release Final TEFRA
  3. Client Alert -SEC Amends Rule 15c2-12 Adding Two New Disclosure Events

Workshop 5A: Elderly Housing Part II: RAD for PRAC

Moderator: Kathie Soroka
Nixon Peabody, New York, NY

Panelists: Tom Davis
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Washington, DC

Michelle Norris
National Church Residences, Columbus, OH 

  1. Panel Outline
  2. RAD for PRAC (REV- SECTION 4 (DRAFT)
  3. Rad Statue (2018) PL 112-55 (with Amendments)
  4. National Church Residence 

Workshop 5B: Condominium Document Drafting and Negotiation In Affordable Housing Transactions

Moderator: Niki Tsismenakis
Goldstein Hall, New York, NY

Panelists: Christine Coletta
Hirschen Singer & Epstein, New York, NY

Kathleen Furey
Holland & Knight, New York, NY

Andrea Sato
Kantor Taylor, Seattle, WA

  1. Condominium Document Drafting and Negotiation in Affordable Housing Transactions

Workshop 5C: Costs of Lawyering in Affordable Housing Transactions-Ethics

Moderator: Ben Applegate
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL

Panelists: Rochelle Lento
Dykema LLP, Detroit, MI

Kelly Rushin Lewis
Jones Walker, Birmingham, AL

  1. Panel Outline
  2. Model Rule Preamble – Lawyer’s Responsibilities
  3. Model Rule 1.2 Scope Diligence Communications
  4. Model Rule 1.5 - Fees

Workshop 5D: Historic Credits in a LIHTC Transaction

Moderator: Hilary Jaffe
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, Chicago, IL

Panelists: Amy Curry
Frost Brown & Todd, Louisville, KY

Amberlee Cook
Dentons, Chicago IL 

  1. IRC 47
  2. NPS Amendment Advisory Determination
  3. NPS Part 1 Form
  4. NPS Part 2 Form
  5. NPS Part 3 Form
  6. Rev Proc 2014-12
  7. Treasure Reg 1.48-12

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