What’s trending in Affordable Housing



April 17, 2017

Author(s): Harry J. Kelly

HUD administration’s possible increased efforts on public-private partnerships and Colorado court hints at the direction of fair housing laws in the Trump era. Here’s what’s trending in affordable housing.

HUD

New HUD administration's possible increased efforts on public-private partnerships

Vince Bennett of McCormack Baron Salazar recently wrote an interesting article on the benefit of public-private partnerships and the inclusion of community development efforts in conjunction with housing development. Some of the results are quite impressive.—Michael H. Reardon

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Fair Housing

Fair housing future? Colorado court hints at direction of fair housing laws in Trump era

What’s the future of fair housing in the Trump era? A new decision by a federal district court in Colorado suggests that, even if possible budget cuts and policy changes reduce HUD’s role, courts, state legislatures and city halls are prepared to pick up the slack in fair housing enforcement in coming years.—Harry J. Kelly

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Upcoming Events

Affordable Housing Summit 2017

Location: Marriott City Center | Minneapolis, MN

Date: April 20, 2017

Speaker: Monica Sussman

Topics include: This event focuses on the development and financing of multifamily projects, tax reform and HUD changes.

Fair Housing: Prologue, Policies & Possibilities

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP | Washington DC

Date: April 26, 2017

Speakers: Harry Kelly, Michael Reardon, Nate Vander Wal, Tatiana Gutierrez Abendschein

Topics include: In this dynamic series of presentations and panel discussions, experts will share an overview of federal and local fair housing laws and discuss “Disparate Impact in the Wake of Inclusive Communities.” The final panel will round out the session with a conversation on “AFFH Issues and Implications.”

Current Issues in Affordable Housing in New York City

Location: New York City Bar | New York, NY

Date: May 4, 2017

Speaker: Meghan Altidor

Topics include: Current strategies to finance and preserve affordable housing projects in New York City, new housing tax incentives, alternative model for permanent affordability—community land trusts—and a new strategy for public housing.

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