NH&RA Spring Developers Forum (2022)


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Tuesday, June 7
Time Description

Developers Council Luncheon (Developers Only)


Welcome & Introductions


Affordable Housing Developers Roundtable


  • Jacqueline Alexander, The Community Builders, Inc.
  • Winell Belfonte, CohnReznick MODERATOR
  • Joshua Greenblatt, Vesta Corporation
  • Scott Kriebel, Atlantic Pacific Communities
  • Kyle Speece, Conifer Realty LLC



Networking Break


Afternoon Keynote: Tia Boatman Patterson, Office of Management and Budget

Tia Boatman Patterson joined the Biden-Harris administration as associate director for housing, treasury, and commerce in the Office of Management and Budget in February of 2021.

Previously, she served as the executive director of the California Housing Finance Agency from 2014-2021 and Governor Gavin Newsom’s Senior Advisor for housing from 2019-2020. Under her guidance, CalHFA achieved record-breaking production numbers, improving from less than $100 million in lending the year before she took over to nearly $5 billion last fiscal year. Between first mortgages and downpayment assistance for low- and moderate-income homebuyers, and affordable units created and preserved by multifamily lending and bond issuance, CalHFA helped 60,000 California families find a place to call home during Boatman Patterson’s tenure.

Prior to 2014, Boatman Patterson was general counsel for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and previously served as special assistant to two Speakers of the California State Assembly, providing policy expertise on housing, community development, trade and commerce and economic development.

Boatman Patterson served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of State Housing Agencies from September 2015 to February 2021, and was elected Chair of the Board in October 2018 and 2019. She has also been a member of the National Housing Conference’s National Advisory Council, the Freddie Mac Housing for Tomorrow Council, and the BBVA Compass Bank Community Advisory Board. In addition, Ms. Boatman Patterson was a member of the Fannie Mae Affordable Housing Advisory Council from 2015-18, chairing the Council from 2016-17. Ms. Boatman Patterson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.



Networking Break


Southwest DC Spotlight Panel


  • Dwayne George, Merchants Capital
  • Matt Greeson, Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC
  • Jon McAvoy, Hoffman & Associates
  • Lauren Marcus, Tiber Hudson LLC MODERATOR
  • Derrick Perkins, Bank of America

Networking Break


Networking Reception

Wednesday, June 8
Time Description

Regional HFA Roundtable


  • Art Bowen, Virginia Housing
  • Christopher Donald, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
  • Gregory Hare, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Drew Hubbard, District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Sharon Wilson Géno, Volunteers of America MODERATOR

Networking Break


Keynote Address: Ethan Handelman, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ethan Handelman is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was appointed in February 2021 by the Biden-Harris Administration.

The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs administers the Federal Housing Administration insurance program for multifamily properties and oversees more than 23,000 assisted properties, including housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Approximately 2.6 million families find housing in the Multifamily’ s portfolio of 30,400 properties, which are found in every state and some U.S. territories―urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Prior to joining HUD, Ethan was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Federal Housing Finance Agency in the Office of Housing and Community Investment, which oversees the affordable housing mission activities of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. There he wrote the amendments to the housing goals for the Federal Home Loan Banks, worked on the Duty to Serve program, and other affordable housing policies.

Prior to joining FHFA, he spent seven years as Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at the National Housing Conference (NHC), finishing his time as Acting CEO. While at NHC, Ethan directed the policy agenda aimed at ensuring affordable housing for all, led national working groups, spoke, and wrote extensively, and testified before Congress. Ethan also previously led the advisory practice at Recap Real Estate Advisors, assisting public and private-sector clients to understand and shape the affordable housing financial and policy environment. Ethan received his Master of Arts in International Relations from Harvard University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Michigan. He previously served as president of the board of Housing Unlimited, a nonprofit housing provider in Montgomery County, Maryland.


Networking Lunch


Ensuring Affordability throughout the DMV


  • Valerie Piper, DC Department of Housing and Community Development and Office of Planning
  • LaToya Thomas, HAND MODERATOR
  • Aspasia Xypolia, Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development

Networking Break


Tax Credit Equity Panel


  • Iris Bashein, Bank of America
  • Anna Belanger, KeyBank
  • Charlie Rhuda, Novogradac & Company LLP MODERATOR
  • Ben Stehouwer, Cinnaire



Program Concludes

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