Novogradac 2022 Affordable Housing Developers Conference


Agenda is subject to change.

Please note: Agenda is set in Atlantic Time


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

LIHTC Basics Workshop- additional fee required

The low-income housing tax credit world can be confusing, but this preconference workshop helps you navigate it well, explaining the roles, the types of tax credits, the ownership structures, the development timelines, the ways to avoid recapture and more.

2021 Fall Discussion Topics:


  • Affordable housing overview
  • Credits at a state and national level
  • Credit calculation at the building level
  • Typical ownership structure
  • Tax credit pricing
  • Qualified allocation plans
  • Development timeline
  • Acq/rehab deals
  • Minimum set-aside, income limits, rent limits
  • How credits are earned, claimed, and recapture


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Acquisition/Rehabilitation Overview- additional fee required

Learn about issues associated with acquiring existing residential rental real estate for the purpose of rehabilitating it under the LIHTC incentive, including how to initially qualify units for claiming LIHTCs, qualifying existing tenants, how to maximize credits and more.


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Build Back Better Insight- additional fee required

Learn more about the Build Back Better Act and provisions that affect affordable housing, including changes to the 50% test for PAB-financed properties, various basis boosts and what the increased 9% allocations mean to developers, investors and more. Also learn how renewable energy provisions in the legislation will provide an incentive for developers to include solar in affordable housing developments. Be informed on landmark housing legislation.



8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast and Registration/Login

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

The conference chair welcomes attendees and previews what will happen over the next two days.


9:15 am - 10:45 am

The Washington Report

Hear what to expect out of Washington, D.C., during a midterm election year. Learn about the next steps after the Build Back Better Act and what Congress might do to further address the affordable housing crisis.


10:45 am - 11:00 am

Balance Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Debt and Equity–Structuring the Right Deal for the Developer

Experts share tips on creative ways to finance affordable housing transactions, including the opportunities and hurdles involved with different federal financing options. Hear how to structure your transaction to maximize effectiveness.


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Succeeding in the Development Process

Planning, building and completing affordable housing is a complicated process and this panel provides best practices to embrace during development, best ways to structure your transaction and what to keep an eye on during the entire development. Be prepared for success.


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Balance Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Overcoming Development and Construction Challenges

Virtually every LIHTC development runs into challenges. This session will discuss common hurdles, discuss how to clear them and provide some real-world examples of complications and solutions.


3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Balance Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

COVID, Income and Expenses: Trends in LIHTC Operations

The COVID-19 pandemic created specific challenges for owners and managers of affordable housing properties. Learn what Novogradac data shows about expense categories, property types and what happened in 2020, as well as a look at expense and income trends that are expected to continue.


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Developers Roundtable Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Structuring Issues and Answers

Gain insight from experts on complex or special issues that may arise for different types of LIHTC development, including property financed with private activity bonds and 4% LIHTCs, acquisition-rehabilitation developments and the developments that include state LIHTCs and/or renewable energy credits.


10:00 am - 10:15 am

Balance Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am

CDBG Funds and Local Insights

Development in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (as well as other locations) isn’t simple. Gain local insight from those who have completed properties and hear what you need to know–including best practices to access Community Development Block Grants or other federal funds.