Teresa Santalucia Hosts Advocacy and Lobbying During an Election Year Webinar

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 acote@kleinhornig.com

For a PDF copy of the presentation, please click here.

Klein Hornig Attorney Participates on RAD Panel

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.

Klein Hornig Attorneys Participate in 2018 ABA Affordable Housing Boot Camp

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.