NCSHA’s Housing Credit Connect is the industry event of the year, offering decision-makers from the Housing Credit allocating agencies and their industry partners unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities.
Capitalizing on this year’s location in San Francisco, we have invited State Treasurer Fiona Ma to discuss the magnitude of California’s affordable housing crisis and innovative strategies to combat it by leveraging the Housing Credit and tax-exempt bonds, as well as new incentives for affordable housing development in Opportunity Zones.
The plenary sets the stage for nearly 30 interactive educational sessions covering the latest issues in Housing Credit development, finance, compliance, and management.
Hot topics include the outlook for legislative program changes, implementation of significant new program guidance from Treasury and HUD, the impact of the new income averaging minimum set-aside on development and compliance, innovative tax-exempt bond financing strategies, the latest Housing Credit equity market activity, leveraging the Credit in Opportunity Zones, the impact of tax reform on deal structuring, new Housing Credit preservation tactics, and a special closing plenary focusing on the future of the Housing Credit program.
New to the Housing Credit? The popular Housing Credit 101 track offers expert training sessions designed for program newcomers.
This conference brings together 1,200 attendees, including executive directors and senior staff from the nation’s Housing Credit allocating agencies, federal agency officials, and leading affordable housing developers, lenders, syndicators, investors, tax advisors, asset managers, nonprofits, compliance experts, property managers, and service providers.
Housing Credit Connect is also home to NCSHA’s largest annual exhibition of affordable housing products and services, where you can find solutions to your most pressing business challenges.
State Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) are state-chartered authorities established to help meet the affordable housing needs of the residents of their states. Although they vary widely in characteristics such as their relationship to state government, most HFAs are independent entities that operate under the direction of a board of directors appointed by each state’s governor. They administer a wide range of affordable housing and community development programs.
At the center of HFA activity within the states and NCSHA’s work in Washington are three federally authorized programs:
the Housing Bonds,
the Housing Credit, and
the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program.
Using Housing Bonds, the Housing Credit, HOME, and other federal and state resources, HFAs have crafted hundreds of housing programs, including homeownership, rental, and all types of special needs housing. Many NCSHA member agencies also administer other federal housing programs, including Section 8 and homeless assistance.
The National Conference of State Housing Boards (NCSHB) exists to provide educational and training opportunities for state HFA board members to help them govern their agencies most effectively. All state HFA board members are invited and encouraged to participate in NCSHB activities.
A Board of Directors composed of HFA board members from across the country directs NCSHB. The Board meets during NCSHA’s Legislative Conference in the spring and the Annual Conference & Showplace in the fall. The Board also convenes periodically via conference call.
Save the dates for this once-a-year, members-only event! NCSHA’s Annual Conference & Showplace brings together HFA staff and their partners to learn from one another as they share best practices in:
Special Needs Housing
During this conference, members benefit from opportunities to:
Network with 1,000 affordable housing leaders from around the country
Engage with renowned experts during 40+ educational sessions
Explore the latest innovations in the affordable housing community
Celebrate the achievements of the winning HFAs in the Annual Awards for Program Excellence
Discover solutions to your organization’s most pressing business challenges in the Conference Showplace
Earn valuable continuing professional education credit
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