NCHMA COVID-19 Member Town Hall

The National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA) and National Housing and Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) hosted this members-only town hall to provide a forum for market analysts to share best practices relating to conducting and interpreting market research for LIHTC, HUD-Assisted and FHA financed multifamily housing during the COVID-19 crisis. Key topics included:

  • Challenges with conducting field work and documenting sites while social distancing restrictions are in place
  • The economic ramifications of COVID-19 and how this will impact demographic analysis, housing demand and data sources
  • The impact of eviction moratoriums on turnover rates and housing demand analysis
  • Market study disclosure recommendation
  • Best practices for HFAs to implement during the crisis

The following panelists shared how they’re navigating responding to the pandemic followed by an open forum for panelists and audience members to engage one another on critical topics impacting real estate analysis, valuation and allocation policies:

  • Thom Amdur, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
  • Brian Blue, R4 Capital
  • Bud Clarke, Boston Financial Investment Management
  • Kelly Murdock, Community Research Services
  • Jacob Sipe, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
  • Rob Vogt,Vogt Strategic Insights