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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


Klein Hornig and HAND Co-Sponsor Training Event

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, several Klein Hornig attorneys presented on panels as part of the HAND training program entitled, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of HAP Contract Renewals, the RAD Program and the 202/811 Program.” The training featured various topics including both introductory and advanced sessions.

Please use the following links to view the full PowerPoints presented by Klein Hornig attorneys as well as other industry professionals.

Introductory Training on Section 8 PBRA, HCV, PBV and TPV –– Presented by Emily Blumberg & Jed D’Abravanel

Introductory Training on HUD Multifamily Programs for Elderly Personal and Disabled Persons (Section 202 and 811 Programs) – Presented by Ben Funk and Mo Smith

Introductory Training on Public Housing and Public Housing Redevelopment – Presented by Chris Hornig and Eric Herrmann

Advanced Training on Section 202 Preservation Refinancing – Presented by Patrick Sheridan (VOA), Cindy Bridges (HUD), Elizabeth Arteaga (HUD) and Daniel Ehrenberg

Advanced Training on The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Section 8 PBRA – Presented by Stan Houle (HUD), Zoe Weinrobe (JCHE) and Steve Niles

Advanced Training on Strategic Planning for RAD Conversions – Presented by Tom Davis (HUD), Shelynda Burney Brown (CPDC) and Chris Hornig

For more information on HAND trainings, please visit their website at www.handhousing.org.


Klein Hornig, HUD and Industry Members to Speak on Recent Updates on HAP Contract Renewals, the RAD Program and the Section 202/811 Program

HUD Programs: Recent Updates on HAP Contract Renewals, the RAD Program and the Section 202/811 Program

Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please join HAND and Klein Hornig on April 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM for their training program entitled, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of HAP Contract Renewals, the RAD Program and the 202/811 Program” at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The “Advanced” track will address the latest updates in these programs — and the related benefits and burdens of each program — as described by HUD officials, Klein Hornig attorneys and industry leaders. The Advanced sessions will also discuss how these programs may be impacted by the recent change in the Administration. The “Introductory” track will provide the basic nuts and bolts of each of these programs. The Introductory session is perfect for those who simply want to get a better understanding of these programs, how they work and the roles they play in development/redevelopment transactions.

Speakers include the following:

Isabella Cabbagestalk, HUD
Tom Davis, HUD
Stan Houle, HUD
Patrick Sheridan, Volunteers of America
Zoe Weinrobe, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Inc.
Shelynda Burney-Brown, Community Preservation and Development Corporation
Emily Blumberg, Klein Hornig
Jed D’Abravanel, Klein Hornig
Dan Ehrenberg, Klein Hornig
Ben Funk, Klein Hornig
Eric Herrmann, Klein Hornig
Chris Hornig, Klein Hornig
Steve Niles, Klein Hornig
Morgan Smith, Klein Hornig

Lunch will be served. Registration will begin at 9:00 AM. To register, click here.

Silver Spring, MD 20910
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring Civic Building


Klein Hornig Attorney Presents on ABA Panel

On March 1, 2017, DC associate, Emily Blumberg, presented on a panel sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development entitled, “Fair Housing Developments in Treasury Department Programs and Low Income Housing Tax Credits: How Agencies’ Policy Moves May Impact Your Practice.”

The panel focused on the impact of recent policy issuances including the Treasury Department’s new rule implementing Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and notice of proposed rulemaking implementing Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as well as the IRS notice on QAP projection selection preferences for projects located in qualified census tracts that are part of concerted community revitalization plans and procedure on QAP local approval requirements.

Other panelists included Nicole Clement, General Counsel at Rhode Island Housing, and Thomas Silverstein, Associate Counsel, Fair Housing and Community Development Project, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Washington, DC. The panel was moderated by Amber Lee of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

For more information on this panel and future ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development events, please visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/affordable_housing.html


Klein Hornig Partner Presents on Harvard Panel

On Monday, January 30, 2017, Boston partner, Henry Korman, presented on a panel sponsored by the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Joint Center on Housing entitled, “On the Home Front: A Panel Discussion on State and Local Housing Policies in the Trump Era.” Other presenters included Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of the City of Somerville, MA and Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. The panel focused on how state and local officials as well as housing activists, are preparing for changes in housing and housing-related policies that are likely to occur under the Trump Administration.

For more information on this panel and future events are the Harvard Kennedy School, please visit https://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events.