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Klein Hornig Attorney Presents at MAHRA 2018 Spring Conference

On Thursday, May 24th, Klein Hornig partner Mo Smith participated in the panel discussion entitled, “Twinning 9s & 4s: The Time Has Come” at the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies 2018 Spring Conference.

Mo, along with two other panelists, discussed new approaches for combining 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits with tax exempt bonds and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits for 9/4 Twinning Projects. Specifically, the panel discussed how the financing works and the corresponding risks and rewards.

For more information on the 2018 MAHRA Spring Conference or specifically this panel, please click here.


Voting Matters: Increase Voter Engagement Among Low Income Housing Residents

Klein Hornig is proud to support and participate in a two-part training series targeted to landlords and affordable housing owners to help Get Out the Vote (GOTV) in federal, state, and local elections. The series will be hosted by the Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) in partnership with Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. While the training focuses on organizing and/or participating in Get Out To Vote (GOTV) drives within low-income housing communities throughout Virginia, the lessons to be learned will apply across the Nation.

The first half of the training will be a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, May 8th where participants will be able to learn how to connect with non-partisan organizations to engage in GOTV efforts. The panel features Klein Hornig partner, Teresa Santalucia, who will provide legal advice on what types of civic and advocacy related activities in which non-profits can engage.

Other speakers include, Melissa Bondi (Enterprise Community Partners), Victoria Bouret (National Low Income Housing Coalition), Jose Quinonez (Arlington Partnership of Affordable Housing), and Kim Phillip (Arlington Chapter of the NAACP).

The webinar will be followed up by a more in-depth panel discussion on June 14th from 9:30am-11:30am at the Westin Richmond as the pre-Luncheon Forum at Virginia Housing Alliance’s Annual Awards Luncheon.

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


New HUD Notice Announces Funding for Tenant Protection Vouchers for “At-Risk Households” in “Low Vacancy Areas”

Klein Hornig Housing Alert – February 2018

By. Andrew Gilmore & Jed D’Abravanel

HUD recently announced funding availability for Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for certain eligible “at-risk households” on a rolling, “first-come, first-serve” basis. These TPVs are available as either individual “Enhanced Vouchers” or as Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) administered under HUD’s Section 8 regulations.

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


Klein Hornig Attorneys Present at ABA Boot Camp

From February 1-2, 2018, several Klein Hornig attorneys attended the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development – 2018 Mid-Winter Boot Camp in Phoenix, AZ.

DC partner, Eric Herrmann participated in the panel entitled, “Section 8 Fundamentals and RAD 101.” Eric’s presentation focused on the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Project Based Vouchers, with an emphasis on deal structuring considerations and recent changes to the PBV program under HOTMA.

Boston associate, Andrew Gilmore participated on the panel entitled, “Introduction to HUD and its Housing Subsidies.” Andrew’s presentation focused on a number of HUD affordable housing and community development subsidy and grant programs, including the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, housing development programs for special populations (Sections 202 and 811), programs for combatting homelessness in specific populations (HOPWA and HUD-VASH), the federal Housing Trust Fund, and the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) grant program.

Klein Hornig attendees also included, Taisha Sturdivant, Dan Rosen, Adam Norlander, Andrew Totman and ABA Materials Chair for the event, Sara Silverstein.

For more information on the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, please click here.


Thank You for Another Great Year!

It has been another successful and busy year at Klein Hornig. We are especially grateful to our clients, staff and all those who help us to develop and preserve affordable housing and revitalize communities with legal solutions that are smart, efficient and durable.

We look forward to working with you in 2018!

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Klein Hornig Volunteers

Last month, lawyers and staff from both Klein Hornig offices participated in an annual service day to give back to each office’s local community.

Members of the DC office spent their day volunteering for Martha’s Table, an organization working to support stronger children, stronger families and stronger communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food and family supports. KH lawyers and staff assisted Martha’s Table staff with food preparation for approximately 250 people as well as helping out at the on-site thrift shop.

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Participants from the Boston office spent their day at Rosie’s Place, a local women’s shelter helping to provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless women in the Boston area. KH members assisted Rosie’s Place staff to prepare, cook and serve lunchtime meals to approximately 125 women and children.

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The Bonifant at Silver Spring Wins NAHMA Affordable Housing Vanguard Award

Klein Hornig LLP would like to congratulate our client, Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) on winning a National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) – Affordable Housing Vanguard Award. These awards recognize newly developed or significantly rehabbed affordable multifamily housing communities. MHP won for The Bonifant at Silver Spring in the New Construction (large) category.

Klein Hornig was lead transactional attorney for all components of this project which features a 149 unit-senior apartment community featuring on-site resident services. The Bonifant project combined several advanced approaches including creative land use and dedication to affordable housing with a full array of senior services, co-location of residential space and public use facility, transit-oriented development, and unique public-private partnership. MHP partnered with the Donohoe Development Company to develop The Bonifant.

The Bonifant has also won the following awards: DHCD & MAHC’s Community Impact Award, Capital One Architectural Design Award, A finalist for ULI Washington Trends Award in the Impact category, Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County’s first place architecture award for new construction.

Congratulations MHP!


Teresa Santalucia Named Lawyers Clearinghouse Board President

Last month, Klein Hornig partner, Teresa Santalucia was named Board President of Lawyers Clearinghouse, a Massachusetts based community, of legal professionals, helping to assist local nonprofits and homeless with pro-bono lawyers.

Teresa has been a member of the Clearinghouse Board of Directors for six years and has used this platform to present many educational seminars focusing on everything from corporate governance to lobbying and advocacy.

For more information on Teresa Santalucia or Lawyers Clearinghouse, please click here.


Klein Hornig Attorney Moderates ABA Panel

On Wednesday, October 25th, Klein Hornig associate Emily Blumberg moderated a teleconference for the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development entitled, “The Impact of Increased Immigration Enforcement on Affordable Housing.”

The teleconference focused on federal laws that limit eligibility based on immigration status and how they interact with affordable housing programs and access. The panelists also took a look at the impact of immigration status in the context of relocation, VAWA and disaster assistance, including some recent developments. Finally, the program included a discussion of public housing authority perspectives on these issues.

For more information on ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development programs, please click here.


Klein Hornig Attorneys Present at NLHA Seminar

On Friday, October 20th DC partners, Steve Niles and Eric Herrmann participated in a panel discussion entitled, “HAP Contract Issues and Opportunities” at the National Leased Housing Association’s Fall Seminar.

Steve moderated and Eric presented on the panel, which focused on transferring HAP contracts between projects, dividing HAP contracts for on-site redevelopment, Section 8 pass-through arrangements, and new requirements for HAP assignments and consolidations. Eric’s presentation also highlighted recent Klein Hornig transactions involving HAP transfers and bifurcations. Steve and Eric were joined on the panel by Walter Wynn, HUD’s Acting Director of, Field Asset Management and Program Administration, and Jennifer Larsen, HUD’s Acting Director of Asset Management and Counterparty Oversight.

For more information on HAP contract issues, please contact Steve Niles or Eric Herrmann.