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Solutions for Affordable Housing

November 29, 2017

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Solutions for Affordable Housing, NHC’s 2017 national housing policy convening, provided an opportunity to explore the federal housing policy landscape under a new administration and Congress. In a variety of issue areas, attendees explored policy change that may be coming, either legislatively or through agency action. Sessions also examined how states and localities are responding to housing needs and how federal policy connects to those efforts.

Plenary sessions with policymakers and senior administration officials addressed national policies that can ripple throughout the housing field, like tax reform, the federal budget and housing finance. Breakout sessions focused on issues with potential for positive change, including emerging best practices for practitioners to expand and improve their affordable housing work.

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2017 Agenda

Duty to Serve Rule implementation

Building on initial successes in ending homelessness

New solutions for nonprofit rental housing

Moderator: Andrew Jakabovics, Enterprise Community Partners Moderator: Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness Moderator: Brett McLeod, JPMorgan Chase
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Jim Gray, FHFA Jermine Bryon, HUD Cindy Holler, CHoller Consulting
David Leopold, Freddie Mac Matthew Doherty, USICH Anne McCulloch, Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Michael Hernandez, Fannie Mae Kathryn Monet, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Deidre Schmidt, Common Bond Communities

Economic revival in challenged communities

Putting money in the right pocket

Minority homeownership

Moderator: Matt Josephs, Local Initiatives Support Corporation Moderator: Maya Brennan, Urban Institute Moderator: Ethan Handelman, NHC
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Sarah Constant, Mission First Housing Flora Arabo, Enterprise Community Partners James Carr, Wayne State University
Julia Gordon, National Community Stabilization Trust Kamillah Wood, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future Lynn Fisher, Mortgage Bankers Association
Jim King, Fahe Sarah Norman, NeighborWorks® America Doug Ryan, Prosperity Now
Neal Rackleff, HUD Agatha So, UnidosUS

Meeting the housing needs of older adults

Rental Assistance Demonstration

Moderator: Anand Parekh, Bipartisan Policy Center Moderator: Brian Tracey, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Panelists: Panelists:
Linda Couch, Leading Age Jessie Cassella, National Housing Law Project
Priya Jayachandran, Volunteers of America Tom Davis, HUD
Dana Wade, HUD Steve PonTell, National CORE
Stacy Spann, Housing Opportunities Commission

Luncheon plenary: Outlook for tax reform and affordable housing

Closing plenary: Housing in disaster recovery

Moderator: Kirsten Johnson-Obey, NeighborWorks® America Moderator: Jenn Fogel-Bublick,
Capitol Counsel
Panelists: Panelists:
Sarah Edelman, Center for American Progress Steve Ellis, Taxpayers for Common Sense
Fran Mordi, Mortgage Bankers Association Marion McFadden, Enterprise Community Partners
Garth Rieman, National Council of State Housing Agencies Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition


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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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