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

On Thursday, September 28th, DC associate Eamon Lorincz will be moderating a panel entitled, “Strategies for the Preservation of Affordable Housing in the Global City”. The program will focus on the increasing unaffordability of residential real estate in major U.S. cities, and the panelists will discuss 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 are 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 is one of three sponsors for this event, which will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Goulston & Storrs PC, 1999 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006. Advanced registration is required.

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


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


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