Last summer National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) launched a new policy and educational initiative focused on increasing Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond production across the country. I am excited to announce the next phase of this important new initiative – the development of a national policy toolkit for State Housing Finance Agencies, local units of Government, developers and advocates to help make the case to enhance and expand the use of multifamily bonds for preservation and production. This new resource will include industry best practices, policy recommendations, state-of-the-art transactional case studies, industry data and more.
NH&RA will also be hosting a day-long symposium on Multifamily Tax Exempt Bond Strategies & Innovations on Wednesday, February 27 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach as the lead-in to our 2019 Annual Meeting (Feb. 28-Mar. 2). The purpose of this event is to convene developers along with policy makers and financial partners to indulge in a thoughtful discussion on the current market place for multifamily bond transactions and how we can work collaboratively to expand the use of this critical resource. The discussion will explore many of the themes outlined in the policy toolkit, which we expect to release in this year’s second quarter and will drive our advocacy efforts around the country in 2019.