Kelly Behr - Affordable Housing lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Kelly Behr

Kelly Behr is an associate in the Affordable Housing practice group. She works with affordable housing clients across the country on transactional matters involving multifamily affordable housing acquisition, construction, ownership, development, financing, rehabilitation, and preservation.

In addition to her affordable housing practice, Kelly regularly provides pro bono representation to domestic violence victims seeking protective orders.

What do you focus on?

I work with clients on all aspects of affordable housing transactions. This includes reviewing title and survey, helping to draft closing documents, and interacting with clients and attorneys representing lenders, investors, and governmental agencies to obtain the approvals necessary to facilitate these transactions.

Prior to law school, I worked at a real estate finance law firm in Washington, DC, where I assisted lenders in obtaining loan insurance for multifamily housing and health care facilities from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.

Post-rehabilitation rent requests under the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance Program

Journal of Tax Credits | November 01, 2021

Affordable Housing & Real Estate senior counsel Monica Sussman and associate Kelly Behr, both of the Washington, DC office, contributed this article on one method the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development uses to encourage the long-term preservation of affordable housing.


Kelly Behr


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8180

Fax: 844-490-2677

George Washington University Law School, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.A.


District of Columbia

  • Named to the list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law in Washington, DC in 2022 and 2021
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