Development, Finance Professionals to Discuss Strategies to Provide Affordable Rental Housing

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20th Annual Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference to be held Oct. 3-4 in San Francisco

Hundreds of developers, investors, lenders, syndicators, policymakers and other key contributors to the ongoing success of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program will gather at the 20th Annual Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference, Oct. 3-4 in San Francisco. The two-day event continues the Novogradac tradition of helping practitioners examine critical issues and identify strategies for overcoming challenges to provide much needed affordable rental housing. Panelists will discuss federal and state concerns, such as the outlook for the LIHTC program in the face of possible tax reform and finding new funding sources in a post-redevelopment-agency era.

“As tax reform efforts, federal budget concerns and diminishing state and local resources alter the shape of affordable housing finance, it’s imperative to band together and collectively identify new strategies to develop and preserve affordable rental housing,” said Jim Kroger, CPA, conference chair and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s San Francisco office. “In light of the sustained demand for affordable rental housing in the United States, and especially in California, as well as important budget and tax issues being considered by Congress, this is an important time for the affordable housing community to gather.”

Influential industry insiders will join affordable housing expert Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, to discuss important tax reform proposals and their possible effects on the low-income housing tax credit program. Experts will also share strategies to avoid loss or reallocation of tax credits in two panels: “Year 15 Dispositions and Capital Accounts” and “IRC §704(b) Issues for LIHTC Property Owners.” Additional timely topics include best practices for forming for-profit/nonprofit partnerships, the state of the current debt and equity markets and case study presentations on transactions that successfully combined new markets tax credit and LIHTCs.

With participants from more than 35 states expected to attended, planned networking events will give attendees the opportunity to discuss relevant issues and innovative solutions with LIHTC professionals from across the nation. The conference brochure can be found at:

For those looking to refresh their knowledge of the low income housing tax credit program, two Novogradac pre-conference workshops: LIHTC 101: The Basics and LIHTC 301: Advanced Financing will be offered Oct. 2. The attendee-favorite workshops will provide you with the background you need for the conference’s more complex panel discussions. Registration is optional and additional fees apply.

The Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference is co-hosted by Boston Financial Investment Management, Dentons and Squire Sanders. Sponsors include Affordable Housing Partners Inc., Centerline Capital Group, Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap, Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation, Polsinelli PC, WNC & Associates Inc., City Real Estate Advisors, PNC Real Estate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, The Richman Group Inc., Enterprise Community Partners Inc., Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hunt Companies, Stratford Capital Group, R4 Capital, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Husch Blackwell LLP, Wentwood Capital Advisors LP, Century Housing and Emerald Capital Funding.

Novogradac & Company LLP was founded in 1989, and has since grown to more than 400 employees and partners in offices in San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif.; Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Kansas City, Mo., and Seattle, Wash. metro areas; Boston, Mass.; Austin, Texas; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; New York, N.Y.; Detroit, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo., and Portland, Ore. Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted multifamily and affordable housing, community revitalization and rehabilitation of historic properties. Other areas of expertise include military base redevelopment, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

For more information about the Novogradac Affordable Housing Conference, contact Cindy Bao at 415.356.7927, or email cindy.bao(at)novocco(dot)com.


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