NH&RA pleased to announce we will be returning to the Taj Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton) for our Annual Boston Fall Developers Forum November 2-3, 2009. This is a can’t miss event for developers and affordable housing professionals looking to get the latest updates on state-of-the-art transactions and breaking news from the Congress, HUD and HFAs. We will be covering critical topics including:

  • Updates & Case Studies on the ARRA including TCAP, 1602/Exchange Program, Weatherization and Green Retrofitting Programs
  • Debt & Equity Roundtables for Tax Credit Developers
  • State of the Economy and Multifamily Markets
  • Legislation & Public Policy Update
  • State Allocators Roundtable
  • …and many more

We are planning our curriculum and would like to solicit your input. If there are any topics that you would like to present, or issues or emerging industry trends that you would like to see discussed at the meeting, kindly forward your suggestions to Thom Amdur, tamdur@housingonline.com.

Online registration is now open and the hotel is taking reservations at our group rate. Click here to register online.

Other Highlights

2009 “Timmy” Awards Reception & Presentation

The J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence In Historic Rehabilitation are the premier awards for historic tax credit development.  The awards presentation and reception draws leading developers, investors and professionals involved in historic rehabilitation.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about and recognize state of the art historic projects and network with the professionals that make these deals happen.  The Awards Ceremony is held in conjunction with the 2009 Fall Forum. The 2009 “Timmy” Awards are generously sponsored by the National Trust Community Investment Corporation.

2009 Vision Awards Presentation & Luncheon

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association instituted its Annual Vision Awards in 2004.  Each the affordable housing community convenes at our Fall Forum to honor housing and community development leaders for their invaluable contributions and years of dedications to providing affordable apartments to American families at a special awards luncheon at the Fall Forum.  Past Vision Awards Winners include Rep. Barney Frank, Larry Curtis, Amy Anthony, Herb Collins, Marty Jones, Mayor Thomas Menino, Jerry Flannelly, Aaron Gornstein, John Corcoran and Kate Racer.

Committee Meetings & Roundtables

We will be hosting numerous committee meetings and roundtable discussions at this year’s Fall Forum including:

  • Developers Council Luncheon: Developers Council is a peer-to-peer network of developers that discusses topics of mutual interest, focusing on development, construction, business management, compensation, succession and other pertinent issues. This Luncheon is open to all and only DEVELOPER attendees of the Fall Forum. There is an additional catering fee.
  • Historic Preservation Development Council (HPDC) is a joint effort between NH&RA and the National Trust for Historic Preservation formed in 2001 to focus primarily on how the historic rehabilitation tax credit can be better utilized as a financing source to renovate older properties. Join us Tuesday morning for updates and discussions on the most pressing issues facing the Historic Rehabilitation Development Community.
  • NH&RA and its constituent members have been actively involved in the HOPE VI program as advocates and program participants since its inception in 1993.  The HOPE VI Steering Committee brings together the most active HOPE VI developers and advisers to help address ongoing issues with the capitalization and operation of HOPE VI and mixed-finance developments across the country.  The primary topics scheduled for discussion at this meeting will be the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, which is expected to replace and expand upon the HOPE VI Program.