In March 2022, Klein Hornig partner Teresa M. Santalucia published the “Beginner’s Guide to Nonprofit and Affordable Housing Partnerships” for the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum. The book provides readers fundamental information and best practices to legal practitioners so they can effectively guide nonprofit organizations as they engage in affordable housing activities.
Klein Hornig partner, Teresa Santalucia, with the assistance of Krystle Okafor (who plans to join Klein Hornig in fall of 2022), authored an article entitled, “What to Know Before Serving on a Nonprofit Board” for the November/December 2021 issue of the Family Foundation Advisor.
To view the article in its entirety, please click here.
Klein Hornig was once again honored by the DC Access to Justice Commission event for its Platinum level support of the DC Raising the Bar Campaign.
Despite the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Klein Hornig, along with thirty other firms, contributed $5.6 million to local organizations that service low-income residents with urgent legal issues.
For more information on the DC Raising the Bar Campaign, please click here.
HUD Prioritizes Fair Housing with New AFFH and Disparate Impact Rules
By: Emily Blumberg & Krystle Okafor
Last month, HUD issued two rules reinvigorating its enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. Both rules are components of the Biden Administration’s efforts to “ensure that fair and equal access to housing opportunity exists for all throughout the United States.”
First, on June 10, 2021, HUD published an interim final rule that restores definitions and certifications related to its implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s requirement to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing and reinstates HUD’s process for offering related technical assistance. The rule will go into effect on July 31, 2021.
Second, on June 25, 2021, HUD published a proposed rule that reinstates the discriminatory effects standard for Fair Housing Act enforcement, along with a request for public comments by August 24, 2021. Read more.
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This housing alert is intended as a source of information for clients and friends of Klein Hornig LLP. The content should not be construed as legal advice, and readers should not act upon information in this publication without professional counsel. This housing alert may be considered advertising under certain rules of professional conduct. Copyright © 2021 Klein Hornig LLP. All rights reserved.
When: March 18, 2021 – 2:00pm-3:30pm & March 22, 2021 – 12:30pm-2:00pm
Where: Virtual Zoom Event
Description: New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) are a significant part of Klein Hornig’s practice. For many of our clients, NMTCs offer a strong economic tool to support project development. This free training will focus on providing a general overview of the NMTC program, including NMTC eligibility, allocations, and various financing structures to best utilize these credits. We recommend this training for any potential developers that may be considering a NMTC transaction for the first time through developers that already have NMTC allocation lined up.
This 90-minute training will cover the following:
· NMTC Outline and Allocation Process
· NMTC Funding and Applications
· QLICI Loans
· QALICB Information and Requirements
· Compliance Issues
To RSVP or receive more information, please contact Amanda Cote.
Click here to view the event e-flier.
HUD Publishes Final Section 3 Rule to Direct Employment and Other Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons
By Adam Norlander
On September 29, 2020, HUD published a final rule (the “Final Rule”) re-codifying and revising rules implementing the policies of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (“Section 3”). The goal behind Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs is, to the greatest extent feasible, directed toward low- and very low-income persons, particularly recipients of government assistance. The Final Rule largely codifies the April 4, 2019, proposed rule, which we summarized here, with a few notable updates outlined in this housing alert.
Should you have any questions about this KH Housing Alert or require any further information, please contact Adam Norlander at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 926-3410.
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This housing alert is intended as a source of information for clients and friends of Klein Hornig LLP. The content should not be construed as legal advice, and readers should not act upon information in this publication without professional counsel. This housing alert may be considered advertising under certain rules of professional conduct. Copyright © 2020 Klein Hornig LLP. All rights reserved.
On Wednesday, April 29th, Klein Hornig partner Teresa M. Santalucia hosted a webinar entitled, “Lobbying, Advocacy & Political Activities for 501(c)(3) Entities.”
The webinar reviewed Federal tax laws pertinent to 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations with particular emphasis on the ways nonprofits can be active during an election year. The webinar also focused on the differences between advocacy, lobbying, and electioneering and clarified the extent to which nonprofits can engage in such activities.
The next webinar scheduled for June 4th, 2020 from 3:00pm-4:00pm, will focus on Corporate Governance during a crisis such as COVID-19. To be on the registration list, please contact Amanda Cote at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a PDF copy of the presentation, please click here.
On Tuesday, October 30th, Klein Hornig associate Jessie Cassella participated in the panel discussion entitled, “RAD & Operating Subsidies” at the Homes Within Reach Conference presented by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania.
The panel focused on the opportunities and challenges of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, including key practical questions to consider, RAD ownership requirements, and potential financing sources. Other panelists included Beth Graham (Enterprise Community Partners), Cindy Hamilton (Heritage Consulting Group), Walter Toliver (Esperanza), and Darrell Davis (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh).
For more information on the 2018 Homes Within Reach Conference, please click here.
On Thursday, October 4th, Klein Hornig associates, Andrew Gilmore and Taisha Sturdivant participated in the panel discussion entitled, “Types of Section 8 Assistance and How to Leverage Them” at the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development 2018 Boot Camp, in Boston, MA.
The panel focused on the two main types of Section 8 assistance in affordable housing transactions, Project Based Vouchers “PBV” and Project Based Rental Assistance “PBRA”. The panel specifically discussed the use of Section 8 rental assistance in affordable housing development and financing from the perspectives of lawyers, developers and lenders.
For more information on the 2018 ABA Boot Camp, please click here.