Affordable Housing Underwriting Forum & NCAHMA Annual Meeting
November 9-10, 2009
Doubletree Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to Chicago for this years Affordable Housing Underwriting Forum & NCAHMA Annual Meeting. We will be convening November 9-10 at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile. If you are a market analyst, appraiser, debt or equity underwriter or developer, join your colleagues to discuss critical underwriting and market study developments in affordable housing. The Doubletree will begin taking reservations on Tuesday, September 8. Online conference registration will also begin this week.

Call For Presentations & Speakers

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,

A partial list of topics include:

  • Legislative Updates
    • Making the LIHTC work in today’s economy
    • Housing preservation legislation
    • HOPE VI/Choice Neighborhood Initiative
    • Energy/Climate Change Legislation
    • FHA Reform
  • Updates on ARRA
    • TCAP and 1602/Exchange Program analysis
    • Case Studies: Structuring TCAP and 1602/Exchange Deals
  • Tax Credit Equity Roundtable
  • Underwriting Standards In Today’s Market Place
    • Changes in debt coverage ratios
    • Adjusting standards
    • Conversions
    • Reserve requirements
  • Demographic Data and Tools: Update on Products & Datasets
  • Alternative Business Opportunities For Market Analysts
  • Evaluating and Analyzing Economic Vacancy
    • Evaluating economic loss in terms of credit worthiness of tenants and ability to pay rent in a down economy
  • Business development and marketing multifamily real estate
  • Shadow Markets
    • Foreclosures and the impact on occupancy at tax credit properties

About NCAHMA   

Our Affordable Housing Underwriting Forum & Annual Meeting is open to NCAHMA and NH&RA members as well as non-members and is designed particularly for affordable housing professionals including market analysts, developers, debt and equity underwriters, appraisers, and government officials.

Since 2001, when a cadre of leading market study professionals organized to address the need for uniform standards, the National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts has been setting the industry standard for real estate market research. NCAHMA works to bring accountability and consistency to market studies for affordable housing properties and other residential real estate.

Created to provide a peer network among real estate market analysts who focus part of their practice on affordable housing properties, the National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts (NCAHMA) is a membership organization devoted to education, information, and resource sharing. The Council works to increase awareness of benefits and value of properly conducted market analyses. Participants include market analysts, appraisers, developers, FHA lenders, tax credit syndicators and investors and state housing finance agencies. Click here to learn more about NCAHMA.