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Meghan C. Altidor



Meghan Altidor represents nonprofit and for-profit developers in acquiring, constructing, rehabilitating and operating affordable housing developments around the country. Ms. Altidor frequently speaks about housing issues at national conferences such as IPED, IRHP and NYSAFAH.

What do you focus on?

Bond/Tax Credit Transactions

I focus on complex financings of affordable housing developments that include tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits and often other federal, state and local government subsidies. My typical deal is representing the purchaser and borrower to finance a development with multiple interconnected layers of financing, but I also represent lenders, housing authorities and clients disposing of affordable housing assets. My practice covers all aspects of development from dirt real estate to securing regulatory approvals such as HUD RAD conversion approvals and nonprofit asset transfer approvals. Recognizing that the planning of complex transactions often involves significant time commitments and financial risks, I enjoy working with clients to mitigate or reduce the risk of unpredictable legal costs and budgeting inaccuracies.

Joint Ventures

Affordable housing deals often involve partnerships, and I help my clients navigate public-private partnerships and joint ventures between nonprofit and for-profit firms. Some examples of this practice include structuring tax exemption eligibility and negotiating tax credit and debt guaranty obligations among partners in affordable housing transactions.

Community Involvement

From my training as an urban planner to my first legal work representing a tenant association to secure its rights under the DC Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, I have committed my career to thinking about how affordable housing can transform the lives of those who live in it. I am particularly interested in legal issues nonprofits face, supportive housing models and various efforts to rethink public housing, such as the RAD program. I am active with several affordable housing boards and advisory groups and am an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. As the wife of the ambassador to Haiti, I am also very active with the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC.

Publications & Presentations

  • “Joint Venture Training for CBOs and CDCs at NYCHA PACT Sites,” Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., New York, NY, 7/11/2019 (Speaker)
  • “Holistic Development in Overlooked Areas,” Bisnow DC Metro Affordable Housing Summit, Washington, DC, 3/20/2019 (Speaker)
  • “Faith-Based Development Panel,” Enterprise Faith-Based Development Initiative, Washington, DC, 6/28/2018 (Panel member)
  • “HUD PRACs, RAD and more Webinar,” Catholic Charities USA, Webinar, 6/14/2018 (Panel member)
  • “The Federal Overlay: New York City Transactions,” New York State Association of Affordable Housing, New York, NY, 5/15/2018 (Panel member)
  • “Spotlight on New York City and State Supportive Housing Financing,” Housing Issues in Focus, New York, NY, 4/5/2018 (Moderator)
  • “Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Strategies,” NH&RA Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, 2/22/2018 (Panel member)
  • “Mixed Use Development: Rethinking Our Commitment to Community Development,” Hand Mixed-Use Forum, Washington, DC, 2/8/2018 (Moderator)
  • “NY Supportive Housing Updates: the ESSHI Program,” Housing Issues in Focus, New York, NY, 11/8/2017 (Speaker)
  • “Assess Your Rights and Duties at Year 15,” IPED Conference: Tax Credit Property Dispositions, Boston, MA, 10/12/2017 (Speaker)
  • “Building Housing with Big Impact,” Upstate New York State Association for Affordable Housing Conference, Buffalo, NY, 9/27/2017 (Moderator)
  • “Closing Basics: Handling a Closing with Skill and Efficiency,” American Bar Association Affordable Housing Forum, Washington, DC, 5/25/2017 (Speaker)
  • “Preservation Case Study Panel on RAD,” Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, Chicago, IL, 5/16/2017 (Moderator)
  • “Navigating City Approvals: Tax Exemptions and Deed Restrictions,” New York State Association for Affordable Housing, New York, NY, 5/9/2017 (Moderator)
  • “RAD: A New Strategy for Public Housing,” New York City Bar Association, New York, NY, 5/4/2017 (Moderator)
  • “Affordable Housing Development in DC,” Bisnow DC Region Affordable Housing Conference, Washington, DC, 2/9/2017 (Speaker)
  • “New York Update,” Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation, New York, NY, 1/18/2017 (Speaker)
  • “Affordable Housing Panel,” Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 10/20/2016 (Speaker)
  • “RAD Update,” CohnReznick Affordable Housing Forum, Philadelphia, PA, 9/21/2016 (Speaker)
  • “Portfolio Assessment and Strategies: Evaluating the Market for Property Dispositions at Year 15 and Earlier -Developer Perspective,” IPED Conference: Tax Credit Property Dispositions, Chicago, IL, 9/15/2016 (Moderator)
  • “Assess Your Rights and Duties at Year 15,” IPED Conference: Tax Credit Property Dispositions, Chicago, IL, 9/15/2016 (Speaker)
  • “The Emerging Landscape: The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program,” HAND Affordable Housing Opportunities at the Federal Level, Washington, DC, 9/8/2016 (Moderator)
  • “The Emerging Preservation Landscape: The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program,” IPED Conference: Transforming Communities with Affordable Housing, Cleveland, OH, 6/30/2016 (Speaker)
  • “Winning an RFP,” New York State Association for Affordable Housing, New York, NY, 5/10/2016 (Moderator)
  • “The Future of Affordable Housing in NYC,” New York City Bar Association, New York, NY, 5/5/2016 (Speaker)
  • “RAD for PRACs,” Leading Age, Syracuse, NY, 4/13/2016 (Speaker)
  • “Non-Profit Issues,” Nixon Peabody, Rochester, NY, 4/6/2016 (Speaker)
  • “RAD Seminar,” New York Housing Conference, New York, NY, 7/14/2015 (Moderator)

Multifamily finance experts: No national bubble, but concern about some markets

Bisnow | October 20, 2016

Washington DC Affordable Housing partner Meghan Altidor participated in an affordable housing trends panel discussion at Bisnow's Multifamily Annual Conference.  She was quoted in this article noting new players such as those in the private equity space who are now getting involved in a number of affordable housing deals.

Contact

Meghan C. Altidor

Partner

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8344


Fax: 866-570-0819

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.A., Urban Studies and Planning

Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude

New York

District of Columbia

In 2017, Meghan was recognized by Bisnow as a woman of influence in commercial real estate for the DC region.

Meghan is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where she teaches a course on affordable housing law. She is a member of the program committee for the DC-based Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), the membership committee of the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition and the New York State Homes & Community Renewal Multifamily Advisory Council working group. Meghan was a founding board member of the New York Housing Conference Young Leadership Council (2009–2016) and a former board member of the New York City Women in Housing and Finance, Inc. (2008–2012). Meghan is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and is pro bono counsel to a number of housing nonprofit boards. Meghan is active with the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC, as the wife of the ambassador.

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