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Teresa Santalucia Publishes Nonprofit Guide to Affordable Housing 

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.

To purchase a copy of this publication, please visit www.shopABA.org or click here.



What to Know When Serving on a Nonprofit Board

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 Proudly Supports the DC Raising the Bar Campaign

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.


Klein Hornig Housing Alert – July 2021

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

Should you have any questions about this KH Housing Alert or about fair housing more generally, please contact Emily Blumberg at eblumberg@kleinhornig.com or (202) 926-3409.

To be added to the Klein Hornig LLP Client Alert distribution list, please contact Amanda Cote.

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.


NMTC QALICB Training

When: March 18, 2021 – 2:00pm-3:30pm & March 22, 2021 – 12:30pm-2:00pm

Where: Virtual Zoom Event

Presenters: Rita Schwantes & Daniel Kolodner

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.


Klein Hornig Housing Alert – January 2021

Recently Improved Tools for Public Housing Repositioning

By. Chris Hornig and Jessie Cassella

Over the past few weeks, HUD has made some notable improvements to existing public housing repositioning tools. Public housing authorities (“PHAs”) and their developer partners who are considering repositioning public housing properties via the RAD program and/or via Section 18 demolition/ disposition should be aware of two recent updates. Read more

Should you have any questions about this KH Housing Alert or require any further information, please contact Chris Hornig at chornig@kleinhornig.com or Jessie Cassella at jcassella@kleinhornig.com.

To be added to the Klein Hornig LLP Client Alert distribution list, please contact Amanda Cote (acote@kleinhornig.com).

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.


Klein Hornig Housing Alert – January 2021

HUD Issues NOFA for $150 Million Under Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program

By: Jessie Cassella and Nuryllen Aguasvivas 

On January 12th, HUD issued a Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”), available here, making up to $150 million available for competitive awards under HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program (the “Section 202 Program”).  Funding for the Section 202 Program was last awarded in 2019, and prior to that, in 2010.  The funding for this NOFA includes the remainder of the federal funds appropriated for FY 18, as well as funds appropriated for FY 19 and a portion of the funds appropriated for FY 20.  Many developers, owners, and investors have anxiously awaited HUD’s posting of this NOFA. Read More

Should you have any questions about this KH Housing Alert or require any further information, please contact Jessie Cassella at jcassella@kleinhornig.com or Nuryllen Aguasvivas at naguasvivas@kleinhornig.com

To be added to the Klein Hornig LLP Client Alert distribution list, please contact Amanda Cote (acote@kleinhornig.com).

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.


Thank You For Working With Us in 2020!

2020 was an unsettling and difficult year for everyone.  Despite the considerable challenges on a personal and community level, Klein Hornig remained fully operational with attorneys and staff working remotely starting in mid-March 2020. Our mission is more important than ever, and we will continue to work diligently and creatively on behalf of communities in need of affordable, quality housing and other community resources.  We are especially grateful to our clients, who make it possible for us help to develop and preserve affordable housing and revitalize communities with legal solutions that are smart, efficient and durable.

In 2020 we welcomed 5 new attorneys: Christopher Azuoma, Gwen Barlow, Steven Ching, Rachel Shack and Michelle Shortsleeve as well as 10 law clerks/administrative staff members: Frank Armenio, Gaia Cloutier, Christopher Cummings, Jenise Davis, Kira Goodwin, Tiarra Goodwin, Kevin Jeter, Tania Jose, Ewell Smith and Spencer Streeter.

We look forward to working with you in 2021!


Klein Hornig Housing Alert – October 2020

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 anorlander@kleinhornig.com or (202) 926-3410.

To be added to the Klein Hornig LLP Client Alert distribution list, please contact Amanda Cote (acote@kleinhornig.com).

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.