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Klein Hornig LLP Co-Sponsors Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization Panel

On Thursday, September 28th, DC associate Eamon Lorincz moderated a panel entitled, “Strategies for the Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Global City”. The program focused on the increasing unaffordability of residential real estate in major U.S. cities and the state and local regulatory programs targeted to maintaining affordability, including in particular rent control (in New York) and the tenant opportunity to purchase act (TOPA) and inclusionary zoning (in DC). The panelists were Jim Campbell, a DC-based developer with extensive experience with affordable and market rate housing, Ellen McCarthy, a former director of the DC Office of Planning, and Cezary Podkul, an award-winning public-interest journalist based in New York.

Klein Hornig LLP was one of three sponsors for this event, which will took place from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Goulston & Storrs PC, 1999 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006.

For more information on this event or to register, please click here.


Beacon Center Wins Real Estate Transaction of the Year Award

Klein Hornig would like to congratulate The Community Builders, Inc. and Emory Beacon of Light on winning the Novogradac NMTC Real Estate Transaction of the Year award for its work on The Beacon Center, located in Washington, DC.

Klein Hornig was lead transactional attorney for both the LIHTC and NMTC components of this project which will be a 175,000 square foot mixed-use facility that will include affordable housing, commercial development and community space.

Each year the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Community Development QLICIs of the Year Awards recognize community development entities (CDEs) that made exceptional qualified low-income community investments in the past year.

For more information on the Beacon Center, please click here.


David S. Nelson Fellows Visit Klein Hornig

On Friday, August 4th, the Klein Hornig Boston office hosted fellows from the David S. Nelson Fellowship program. The program, named in honor of the first African-American federal judge for the District of Massachusetts, is organized each summer by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and helps to teach Boston, Springfield and Worcester area public high school students about the judicial system and legal community. All of the Nelson Fellows are assigned to a district or magistrate judge, working in chambers, attending trials and assisting with general office operations and court management. During their intensive summer, the Nelson Fellows also take structured classes, meet community leaders, visit local colleges and participate in a culminating mock trial.

KH attorneys, Henry Korman, Andrew Gilmore and Taisha Sturdivant met with the fellows for approximately two hours focusing their presentation on affordable housing and community development.

Associate Taisha Sturdivant participated in this fellowship in 2005 and returned to the program as coordinator for two summers while in college.

For more information on this year’s Nelson Fellows, please click here.

Klein Hornig Attorneys with Nelson Fellows


Klein Hornig Attorney Presents at CHAM Annual Conference

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Chris Hornig moderated a panel at the Consortium for Housing and Asset Management (CHAM) 2017 Annual Conference in Denver, CO.

The panel entitled, “Lessons Learned at Y15: Building Better Partnership Agreements,” focused on the aftermath of the initial Y15 dispositions including its relation to joint ventures, reserve accounts, partner obligations and other Y15 considerations.

For more information on the 2017 CHAM Annual Conference, please click here.


Klein Hornig Housing Alert – June 2017

HUD Takes New Step to Facilitate Transfers of Section 8 PBRA between Projects.

By Eric Herrmann and Jed D’Abravanel.

HUD sent correspondence last week to multifamily project owners and management agents soliciting “letters of interest” from owners interested in having Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance (“PBRA”) transferred to their properties from other PBRA-assisted projects.

For a .pdf of the entire alert, please click here.


Klein Hornig Attorneys Present at 2017 ABA Forum

From 24-26, 2017, Klein Hornig attorneys attended the 26th Annual ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law in Washington, DC.

Boston partner, Henry Korman participated on the panel entitled, “Targeted Populations in Affordable Housing Developments.” The panel focused on identity-based housing issues with specific emphasis on the legal concerns/constraints in developing housing targeted at specific groups including LGBT, gender-specific housing, intergenerational housing, and supportive housing for people with specific disabilities.

Fellow Boston partner, Katie Day participated on the panel entitled, “LIHTC Compliance after the Compliance Period: Once the Credits are Gone.” This panel focused on the compliance obligations of LIHTC projects during the “extended use period.” The panel also discussed policy considerations regarding long-term preservation of affordable LIHTC developments, the ability of state housing credit agencies to modify extended use agreements, and how the qualified contract fits within this policy.

For more information on the 26th Annual ABA Forum, please click here.


Klein Hornig Attorney Honored for Nonprofit Work

Boston partner, Teresa Santalucia was one of four attorneys featured in the Lawyers Clearinghouse (“LC”) Pro Bono News – Quarterly Update. The article entitled, “Governance Expert Teresa Santalucia Helps Local Nonprofits Succeed,” focuses on Teresa’s nonprofit seminars, which have quickly become a few of Lawyers Clearinghouse’ most popular educational programs.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.


Klein Hornig Attorney Moderates VAHCDO Panel

On Thursday, April 27th DC partner Aaron O’Toole moderated a panel sponsored by the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials (“VAHCDO”) entitled “Stretching Your Resources – 9%-4% Twining, Land Value, and More.”

The panelists discussed financing structures that maximize resources including an in-depth look at combining a 9% tax credit project with a tax-exempt bond and 4% tax credit project (9%-4% Twinning), the incentives for using such structures, their impact on VHDA QAP scoring, legal and financial complications, and business implications for managing the projects. The panel also looked at leveraging the value of land and creative uses of operating subsidy, soft debt, and local contributions.

For more information on this panel or the VAHCDO 2017 Conference, please visit www.vahcdo.org/conferences.


Klein Hornig Supports the DC Raising the Bar Campaign

On Wednesday, April 26th, Klein Hornig LLP was honored at the DC Access to Justice Commission event for its Platinum level support of the DC Raising the Bar Campaign.

For more information on the DC Raising the Bar Campaign, please visit: http://www.dcaccesstojustice.org/raising-the-bar

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Klein Hornig Attorney Presents on MACDC Panel

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Boston partner Katie Day presented on a panel sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) entitled, “Low-Income Housing Tax Credits – Partnership Agreements.”

The panel focused exclusively on the possible issues that can (and cannot) be negotiated in LIHTC Partnership Agreements. Other panelists included, Betsy Crum from The Women’s Institute and Drew Foster from Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC. The panel was moderated by Maura Camosse Tsongas from The Women’s Institute.

For more information on future MACDC events, please visit www.macdc.org