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