NH&RA Summer Institute (2019)

Pre-Conference Symposium on Preservation Strategies Agenda

NH&RA’s 2019 Pre-Conference Symposium on Preservation Strategies will focus on creative approaches to meeting the ever growing need to recapitalize the existing LIHTC and HUD-assisted portfolio. The pre-conference will explore a multitude of financing strategies and products as well as current and prospective policy resources to meet the ever growing need for preservation resources. The Symposium’s mix of case studies, transaction-based education and collaborative policy dialogue makes this a can’t miss event for affordable housing developers, financing professionals, Housing Finance Agencies and preservation stakeholders.

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Wednesday, July 17
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Welcome & Introductions


Defining the Scope of the Preservation Challenge

Year-30 and qualified contracts and expiring subsidies, oh my! This kick-off session of our Symposium on Preservation Strategies will outline the large and ever-growing preservation risk facing the affordable housing industry. Panelists will articulate the scope of affordable housing preservation challenge across the LIHTC, HUD-assisted and USDA RD portfolios by exploring current market dynamics.  The panel will also explore how past preservation challenges may inform the future federal policy and market solutions.


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Networking Break


State & Local Preservation Solutions

Learn how local communities are responding to meet their preservation goals. Oftentimes the first step is acknowledging the problem and forming an inter-disciplinary working group to address it. Hear how the National Housing Trust, a non-profit developer that also coordinates the national Preservation Working Group, state housing finance agencies and a CDFI are working to build coalitions, design and implement policy and financing tools to preserve affordable housing in their jurisdictions.


  • Laura Abernathy, National Housing Trust
  • Anne BermanRhode Island Housing
  • Bill BraunerCommunity Economic Development Assistance Corporation
  • Beth TrubyColorado Housing Finance Authority



Networking Lunch


State of the Art Preservation Transactions: LIHTC, HUD & RD Case Studies

Explore case studies with industry leaders highlighting policy tools and financial executions designed to preserve housing from the HUD-assisted, USDA RD and LIHTC portfolios.



Networking Break


Year-15 Preservation: Case Studies & Policies to Scale Continued Affordability

Take a deep dive into year-15 preservation transactions as industry leaders present case studies and policy considerations to scale the acquisition, re-financing and extended affordability at the end of LIHTC compliance.


  • Thom Amdur, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
  • Chris Barnes, Dominium Development & Acquisition, LLC
  • Will Eckstein, Greystone Affordable Development
  • John Nolde, Winthrop & Weinstine

Networking Break


State of the Art Preservation Transactions: Non-Traditional Preservation Transactions

Hear case studies from industry leaders as they work to maintain affordability using innovative and non-traditional financing strategies.  The panel will also explore approaches to preserve unsubsidized “Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing.”


  • Brian DowlingThe Community Development Trust
  • Yoni GruskinLincoln Avenue Capital
  • Ron Kowal, Austin Affordable Housing Corporation
  • Chris Manning, Peak Capital Partners
  • Evan Williams, Capital One
  • Stacie YoungCommunity Investment Corporation

Closing and Wrap-Up


Board of Directors Dinner

NH&RA Board of Directors & spouses only. Separate registration required. 

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