Henry Korman



University of Connecticut Law School, JD, 1986, high honors

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, BA, 1978

Henry Korman has over 25 years of experience representing clients with affordable housing development, civil rights, and a wide range of regulatory compliance matters. He has represented state agencies, municipalities, for-profit and nonprofit developers, property managers, and asset managers in such diverse areas as compliance with the civil rights and fair housing requirements of affordable housing programs, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act.  Henry is an expert on admission and occupancy standards for public, assisted, and low-income housing tax credit housing (including HUD's 4350.3 Multifamily Occupancy Handbook), lead-based paint compliance, the Uniform Relocation Act and other laws.  He has helped clients prepare occupancy and regulatory documents ranging from relocation plans to admissions policies and has helped clients assess regulatory compliance in their systems, forms, properties and portfolios.

Henry has structured and negotiated complex, multi-faceted affordable housing transactions, utilizing such forms of public financing as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, HOME, CDBG, Project-Based Housing Choice Vouchers, assistance through Federal multifamily housing programs such as Section 236, and project-based Section 8 assistance.

Before joining Klein Hornig, Henry was in private practice.  Before that, he served as Associate General Counsel of The Community Builders, Inc., as Managing Attorney for Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services, as a civil rights specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as a staff attorney for both Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and Western Massachusetts Legal Services.


  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
  • Represents a civil rights organization in rental housing development activities, real estate acquisition, and financing participations in affordable rental housing
  • Provides ongoing advice and counsel to national nonprofit and for-profit developers and public housing agencies in affordable housing compliance matters including relocation, lead-based paint compliance, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit compliance (including Handbook 4350.3), Section 504, fair housing, and civil rights
  • Represents a state agency and several municipalities in civil rights compliance reviews initiated by federal agencies
  • Represents local community development corporations in complex multifamily preservation transactions involving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, HUD capital and rental assistance, and use restrictions involving multiple HUD multifamily preservation programs
  • Providing closing and transactional assistance to a local housing authority and nonprofit developing new construction assisted housing permitted under the Massachusetts comprehensive zoning statute, Chapter 40B
  • Counsels a national nonprofit in financing, fair housing, and housing policy matters involving permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities
  • “Furthering Fair Housing, the Housing Financing System, and the Government Sponsored Enterprises,” from “Where Credit is Due: Bringing Equity to Credit and Housing after the Market Meltdown” (Rogers, C. and powell, j, ed., Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2013)
  • "How the Proposed HOPE VI Reauthorization Ignores the Severe Distress of Racial Segregation," Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Vol. 17, 2007
  • "Clash of the Integrationist: The Mismatch of Civil Rights Imperatives in Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities," St. Louis University Public Law Review, Vol. 26, 2007
  • "Best Practice Principle for Achieving Civil Rights in Permanent Supportive Housing," Opening Door, Issue 29, published by Technical Assistance Collaborative and Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, November 2006
  • "Underwriting for Fair Housing? The Obligation to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing and the Challenging Work of Achieving Civil Rights Goals in Affordable Housing Programs," Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Vol. 14, 2005
  • "Meeting Local Housing Needs: A Practice Guide for Implementing Selection Preferences and Civil Rights Requirements in Affordable Housing Programs," CHAPA, September 2004
  • "Housing Rights" (co-authored with Janine Solomon) from Legal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities (S. Eichner and C. Griffen, ed.), MCLE, 2002
  • American Bar Association, Affordable Housing Forum, Member (2004-present), co-chair of Fair Housing Committee (2005-present)
  • Boston Center for Independent Living, Boston, MA, Board of Trustees (2001-present)
  • Recipient, Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston Advocacy and Recognition Award, 2010
  • Recipient, Bob Swett Excellence in Housing Award, awarded by the City of Newton, MA, 2010
  • Speaker, "Implementation of the National Housing Trust Fund,” Virginia Housing Alliance, 4th Annual Housing Credit Conference – September 2016
  • Speaker, “HUD 1 – Fair Housing Review of RAD,” ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development – May 2016
  • Speaker, “What do the Supreme Court Ruling on Disparate Impact and HUD’s Final Rule Mean for Fair Housing?” CHAPA Breakfast Forum – November 2015
  • Speaker,"Disparate Impact: How the Supreme Court is Reshaping Affordable Housing Policy in TDHCA v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.," National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Summer Institute - July 2015
  • Speaker, "Best Practices in Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities," New Mexico Housing Finance Agency Housing Summit – 2012
  • Presenter, "Fair Housing: An Overview and Recent Developments," a training for members of the real estate bar on fair housing compliance in the development of housing, Boston Bar Association – 2010 and 2011
  • Presenter, "Fair Housing and Chapter 40B," a presentation on issues of fair housing related to Massachusetts' comprehensive permit law to members of local real estate bar, Boston Bar Association – 2010
  • American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, panelist on multiple occasions on issues ranging from homeownership development to occupancy issues in public housing; participated as one of five practitioners asked to conduct special training session for HUD attorneys on mixed-finance transactions – 2003-2012
  • Panelist, Citizens Housing and Planning Association, panel on affordable housing issues