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Solutions for Affordable Housing 2018

November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018








On Nov. 27-28, close to 200 top decision makers in housing finance, development, federal and local government, including officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as well as decision makers in advocacy attended Solutions for Affordable Housing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Plenary sessions featured national experts who spoke on housing finance reform and advocating for affordable housing. FHA Commissioner Brian D. Montgomery was the keynote speaker.

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2018 Agenda


Keynote Speaker: FHA Commissioner Brian D. Montgomery

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Affordability through land use

Filling the affordable housing gap

Opportunity Zones in action

Moderator: Mercedeh Mortazavi, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation Moderator: Tristan Bréaux, NHC Moderator: Maurice A. Jones, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Ignacio Esteban, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lesli Gooch, Manufactured Housing Institute Molly Bryson, Ballard Spahr LLP
Steve PonTell, National Community Renaissance Julie Gordon, National Community Stabilization Trust John Sciarretti, Novogradac & Company LLP
Ginger Rumph, Douglass Community Land Trust Jim Gray, Federal Housing Finance Agency Jennifer Vasiloff, Opportunity Finance Network
David Ledford, National Association of Home Builders

CRA for the 21st Century

Fair Housing at 50: A midlife crisis?

The future of the Housing Tax Credit

Moderator: Buzz Roberts, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders Moderator: Janis Smith, Janis Smith Executive Communications Moderator: David M. Dworkin, NHC
Panelists: Panelists: Panelists:
Laurel Blatchford, Enterprise Community Partners Ed Gramlich, National Low Income Housing Coalition Emily Cadik, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
Jodie Harris, U.S. Department of the Treasury Agatha So, UnidosUS Todd A. Lee, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
Gerron Levi, National Community Reinvestment Coalition Kyle Williams, National Urban League Stockton Williams, National Council of State Housing Agencies


Luncheon plenary: The future of housing finance reform

Networking breakfast and pre-Advocacy Day plenary

Moderator: David M. Dworkin, NHC Speakers:
David M. Dworkin, NHC
Panelist: Linda Mandolini, Eden Housing
Dave Borsos, National Multifamily Housing Council Tristan Bréaux, NHC
Anne Segrest McCulloch, Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Yana Miles, Center for Responsible Lending
Kris Siglin, Housing Partnership Network
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 Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!


National Presenting Sponsor

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Networking Reception Sponsor

Breakfast Plenary Sponsor

Opening Luncheon Plenary

Advocacy Day Sponsor

Break Sponsors

Scholarships Sponsors

Habitat for Humanity International

Tennessee Housing Development Agency



November 27, 2018
November 28, 2018
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National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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