Federal Upheaval…Local Consequences
Congress and the President are considering some of the most substantial changes in federal support for affordable housing in decades – massive cuts to CDBG, HOME and other HUD programs, as well as tax reform that could fundamentally change the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. SOAH 2017, held in partnership with the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, will provide an update on where these potential changes stand, which are most likely to be implemented, and what impact they may have locally.
Please Join Us!
Monday, May 15, 8:00 am to noon
The Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland Street, Arlington VA 22201
(PLEASE NOTE: Entrance to the church is on the side, located off of Highland Avenue and not at the front steps. Metro is accessible via the Orange Line – Clarendon Metro Stop. Self pay garage parking (Colonial Parking) is located directly across from the side entrance of the church off of Highland Avenue. Limited meter parking is also available.)
Agenda (subject to change)
8:00 am Registration Opens: Light breakfast and coffee
8:20 am Opening Remarks
- Jay Fisette – Chair, Arlington County Board
8:30 am Keynote: Our local Congressman Don Beyer will provide his insight into the current situation in Congress regarding the budget, tax reform, and other priorities.
9:00 am Panel 1—Federal Updates: Hear the latest expectations for Tax Reform, the LIHTC, and HUD Budget cuts from those following the issues the closest.
- Jay Harris – Moderator – Harris Crystal Advisors
- Peter Lawrence – Novogradac & Company
- Marion McFadden – Enterprise Community Partners
- Mike Hawkins – Virginia Housing Development Authority
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:15 am Panel 2—Local Responses: A panel of affordable housing developers and local officials will provide insight on how the potential changes are already impacting their work and what future changes might mean.
- Mary Hynes – Moderator – Retired Arlington County Board Member
- Jennifer Daniels – Arlington County
- Michael Scheurer – Cornerstones
- Jim Edmondson – E&G Group
- John Welsh – AHC, Inc.
11:30 am Closing Remarks
- Barbara Favola – Virginia State Senate
12:00 pm Adjourn
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