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ABA meeting builds case for affordable housing and community development


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ABA meeting builds case for affordable housing and community development

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 — Legal experts will explore issues relating to tax-credit strategies, fair housing and innovations in the housing and community field during the American Bar Association’s 23rd Annual Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Conference on May 21-23 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Helen Kanovsky, acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will give opening remarks on Thursday, May 22, from 9-9:45 a.m.

What:   23rd Annual Conference
Sponsored by the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law                                                                                                                                   

When:  May 21-23

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
            1330 Maryland Ave. SW
                        Washington, DC 20024

Conference highlights include:

“Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulations: Time to Pay Attention” — This program will evaluate the latest HUD fair housing regulations and how they affect the allocation of resources, development sites and other elements in the development process.
Thursday, May 22, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

“Tax Credit Hot Topics” — This session will explore the latest development in low-income housing tax credit transactions.
Friday, May 23, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“New Developments in Creating Supportive Housing” — Panelists will discuss the latest community-based housing programs and what their states are doing to address issues in public housing, Section 8 programs and new Medicaid rules as they relate to housing.                                                                             Friday, May 23, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free for members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at

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