Novogradac 2024 Affordable Housing Conference


Agenda is subject to change.

Please note: Agenda is in Pacific Time
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

LIHTC Basics Workshop (in-person only)- additional fee required

The low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) can be complex, but this workshop simplifies concepts by explaining the roles, types of tax credits, ownership structures, tax credit pricing, project timelines, how to avoid recapture and more.


Mark Shelburne photo

Moderator: Mark Shelburne, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Novogradac

Robert Bennett photo

Speaker: Robert Bennett, Principal, Novogradac

Tara Rial photo

Speaker: Tara Rial, Manager, Novogradac

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Running the Numbers Workshop (in-person only)- additional fee required

Learn more about developing affordable multifamily rental housing and what investors think about when looking at your property. This workshop explores the sources and uses of a development, taxable income and additional considerations when analyzing the return to the investor.


Miao Xue photo

Moderator: Miao Xue, Partner, Novogradac

Ken Do photo

Speaker: Ken Do, Principal, Novogradac


7:30 am - 9:00 am

Civil Rights Considerations in Supportive Housing

Join experts in a discussion of an important aspect of supportive housing: The LIHTC’s increasing role in providing housing for persons with disabilities. Discussion leaders will share perspectives on implementing civil rights requirements and evidence-based recommended practices.


Mark Shelburne photo

Moderator: Mark Shelburne, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Novogradac

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Conference Welcome & Keynote Address

Conference co-chairs Jeff Nishita and Melissa Chung welcome attendees and share what to expect for the next two days of education and networking. This will be followed by an address from our distinguished keynote speaker Sen. Maria Cantwell.


Maria Cantwell photo

Speaker: Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator, State of Washington

Jeff Nishita photo

Co-Presenter: Jeff Nishita, Conference Co-Chair & Partner, Novogradac

Melissa Chung photo

Co-Presenter: Melissa Chung, Conference Co-Chair & Partner, Novogradac

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Washington Report

Our experts share what to expect in affordable multifamily rental housing legislation and regulation, along with a look ahead to November’s election, including the outlook for the LIHTC incentive in various scenarios in Washington, D.C. Six months before the election, be informed on what’s coming in the affordable housing space.


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Speaker: Orlando Cabrera, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Michael Novogradac photo

Moderator: Michael Novogradac, Managing Partner, Novogradac

Peter Lawrence photo

Speaker: Peter Lawrence, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, Novogradac

Emily Cadik photo

Speaker: Emily Cadik, CEO, The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

David Gasson photo

Speaker: David Gasson, Executive Director, Housing Advisory Group

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tax Credit Equity: What You Should Know

Learn more about trends in LIHTC equity investment from those who make the investments, including what types of properties are most interesting, how updated CRA considerations come into play, the role of state LIHTCs and financing options for both the project sponsor and investor.


Nicolo Pinoli photo

Moderator: Nicolo Pinoli, Partner, Novogradac

Amy Dickerson photo

Speaker: Amy Dickerson, Chief Operating Officer, Hunt Capital Partners LLC

Brian McMahon photo

Speaker: Brian McMahon, Executive Vice President, R4 Capital

Jeff Adler photo

Speaker: Jeff Adler, Vice President, Yardi

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Debt Insights

Affordable multifamily rental housing lenders share insights on what types of transactions they’re seeking, how you can make your development more attractive and what to expect in the coming months. Hear their thoughts on how updated CRA regulations may affect the LIHTC debt market.


Nick Hamilton photo

Speaker: Nick Hamilton, Senior Managing Director, Lument

Miao Xue photo

Moderator: Miao Xue, Partner, Novogradac

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Getting Ready for Year 15

Year 15 is a crucial period when LIHTC owners must elect whether to buy out the limited partner, resyndicate the property, refinance or do something else. Learn about the options and opportunities–including how to use valuation–during this discussion about a key period of a LIHTC property’s lifespan.


Jeff Weiss photo

Speaker: Jeff Weiss, President, Hunt Capital Partners LLC

Thomas Stagg photo

Moderator: Thomas Stagg, Partner, Novogradac

Philip Porter photo

Speaker: Philip Porter, Senior Vice President, Head of Acquisitions, Enterprise Housing Credit Investments

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hot Topics

Affordable housing experts discuss a variety of topics, including the updated compliance regulations under HOTMA and the new NSPIRE standards for physical inspections. Also hear about technical accounting topics and the emergence of “workforce housing” as a focus for state housing agencies.


Warren Sebra photo

Moderator: Warren Sebra, Partner, Novogradac

Marcus Griffin photo

Speaker: Marcus Griffin, Principal and CFO, Milestone Housing Group

Randy Kelly photo

Speaker: Randy Kelly, Principal, East West Advisors

Rebecca Simon photo

Speaker: Rebecca Simon, Counsel, Nixon Peabody

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception


FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Opening Session

Conference co-chair Melissa Chung welcomes attendees back to the conference and then our esteemed keynote speaker shares thoughts on affordable housing.


9:30 am - 10:20 am

LIHTC and IRA: Adding Clean Energy to Affordable Housing

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 has seen plenty of regulatory guidance and affordable housing practitioners are discovering how they can benefit. Learn how the new and updated  tax credits can offset the cost of solar at your property and more.


Peter Lawrence photo

Moderator: Peter Lawrence, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, Novogradac

10:20 am - 10:25 am

Networking Break

10:25 am - 11:15 am

California's Assertive Approach

California is making an unprecedented investment in affordable housing, with more than $3 billion per year going into a variety of incentives and funding for housing and homelessness programs. Hear about challenges, opportunities and early results from insiders who work in California affordable housing every day.


Melissa Chung photo

Moderator: Melissa Chung, Conference Co-Chair & Partner, Novogradac

Marina Wiant photo

Speaker: Marina Wiant, Executive Director, TCAC/CDLAC

Tiena Johnson Hall photo

Speaker: Tiena Johnson Hall, Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency

Reserve Your Seat

Join affordable housing professionals from around the country in San Francisco for this two-day conference. With built-in networking breaks and an exclusive reception for attendees, this is your chance to connect with leading professionals in the affordable housing world.