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Dana Roper



Dana Roper is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing practice group. Dana represents nonprofit and for-profit owners in developing and preserving affordable housing with a focus on multifamily and senior housing.

What do you focus on?

FHA

I handle various aspects of affordable housing transactions, from drafting corporate formation documents, to performing title review, due diligence and other services. My experience as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives me substantial knowledge and understanding of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance programs, specifically Sections 207 and 232. Much of my work involved closing multifamily and nursing home refinances under these programs.

HUD

I also have experience in a variety of other HUD areas including prepayment, refinance and transfer of HUD loans; Section 202 direct loan transactions; and public housing regulatory compliance. As an example, I represented HUD in a sales transaction involving the assumption of a troubled construction loan ultimately ensuring project stabilization.

What do you see on the horizon?

I am looking ahead for changes to affordable housing programs as federal, state and local entities adjust to widespread funding cuts. I look forward to working with clients in finding creative methods to continue to develop affordable housing.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Affordable Housing Title Issues: Sticky Situations and How to Get Yourself Out of Them,” New York State Association of Affordable Housing Preconference, New York, NY, May 15, 2019 (Moderator)
  • “Current Issues in Affordable Housing in New York City – The Ins & Outs of New York City Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Transactions”, New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, May 9, 2019 (Program Co-Chair)
  • “Affordable Housing and Real Estate Update,” Long Island, New York, March 27, 2019 (Speaker)
  • “Faith-Based Development Panel,” Enterprise and Kingdom Faith Developers Faith-Based Development Initiative, Bronx, New York, March 21, 2019 (Panel member)
  • “The Rise of Faith Based Development” Panel, National Standard Abstract, Queens, New York, March 5, 2019 (Panel member)
  • “Faith-Based Development Panel,” Enterprise and Kingdom Faith Developers Faith-Based Development Initiative, Staten Island, New York, November 28, 2018 (Panel member)
  • “Joint Venture Workshop,” Enterprise and Kingdom Faith Developers Faith-Based Development Initiative, New York, NY, September 24, 2018 (Facilitator)
  • “A Closer Look at FHA Financing” Housing Issues in Focus, New York, NY, July 11, 2018 (Panelist)
  • “Faith-Based Development Panel,” Enterprise and Kingdom Faith Developers Faith-Based Development Initiative, Bronx, New York, April 24, 2018 (Panel member)
  • “The Federal Overlay: New York City Transactions,” New York State Association of Affordable Housing Preconference, New York, NY, May 15, 2018 (Moderator)
  • “The Latest Affordable Housing News: NY Supportive Housing Updates” Housing Issues in Focus, New York, NY, November 8, 2017 (Speaker)
  • “Beyond Policy: Nuts & Bolts of Doing Business with HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing” Housing Issues in Focus, New York, NY, October 27, 2016 (Moderator)
  • “What Borrowers Need to Know About FHA’s Revised MAP Guide,” Nixon Peabody webinar, June 15, 2016 (Speaker)

Contact

Dana Roper

Associate

New York

Phone: 212-940-3063


Harvard Law School, J.D.

Howard University, B.B.A.

New York

  • New York City Bar Association, Committee on Housing and Urban Development
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