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Rebecca Simon

Rebecca Simon is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing and Real Estate practice group. She works with developers, public housing authorities, management agents, and other clients across the country on regulatory and transactional matters involving multifamily affordable housing ownership, development, financing, enforcement, rehabilitation, and preservation.

What do you focus on?

I represent clients on affordable housing matters and applications before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development, as well as many state and local agencies. I also assist clients facing enforcement actions from the federal government related to affordable housing.

My previous experience as an attorney in HUD’s Office of General Counsel provided me knowledge and understanding of the federal programs relevant to multifamily affordable housing program participants.

What do you see on the horizon?

As the availability of traditional sources of funding continues to tighten, efforts to rehabilitate and preserve affordable housing will require more creative and complex solutions to be successful.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Rural Affordable Housing Preservation Issues and Strategies,” Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development, Volume 30, Number 1, July 22, 2021 (co-author)

Preservation issues and strategies for USDA's Rural Housing Service multifamily direct loan portfolio

Journal of Affordable Housing | July 26, 2021

Washington, DC Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner and Housing Regulatory team leader Richard Price and associate Rebecca Simon contributed this article discussing recent developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rental Housing Service programs, funding issues that have created challenges to preservation, and preservation strategies that have been used to overcome, in part, the funding challenges.


Rebecca Simon


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8603

Fax: 833-739-6774

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.

Marquette University, B.A.

District of Columbia



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