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CLE - Preserving Affordable Housing in Massachusetts

Monday, June 3, 2013 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Do you represent a lender, property owner, municipality or organization that deals with affordable housing?

Much of the Massachusetts private affordable housing stock is the subject of 40 year mortgages and related affordability restrictions that are about to expire.  Affordable housing developers and lenders have been working alongside legislators and administrators with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to develop effective policy and development strategies to ensure the continued affordability of this these important units.  This program will equip attendees with the latest information about the steps being taken at the federal, state and municipal level to preserve this affordable housing stock, the challenges related to these steps, and the various preservation tools and strategies that can be employed by developers to preserve Massachusetts' affordable housing stock.


I. Background and Policy Sessions

a. The Preservation Landscape in Massachusetts
b. Federal Policy and HUD Budget Constraints
c. Publicly-Assisted Affordable Housing Preservation Program (Chapter 40T)

II. Preservation Tools and Strategies

a. Federal Preservation Tools
b. Moving to Work: Project-Basing Enhanced Vouchers
c. Section 8 Portability
d. Tax-Exempt Bond Financing and Recapitalization with 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit

III. Preservation Case Study – City of Cambridge


Emily Achtenberg, Housing Policy and Development Consultant

Bill Brauner, Housing Preservation Program Manager, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

Deborah Goddard, Chief Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Lizbeth Heyer, Associate Director of Division of Public Housing and Rental Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

Karen Kelleher, General Counsel, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency

Jonathan Klein, Partner, Klein Hornig LLP

Bart Lloyd, Manager Director: Acquisitions and General Counsel, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.

Stephen M. Nolan, Partner, Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP

Vincent O’Donnell, Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)


Jerome Garciano, Esq., Klein Hornig LLP

Hannah L. Kilson, Esq., Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP

Sponsored by the BBA's Real Estate Section and its Public Policy and Affordable Housing Committees

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.


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Kristen White


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