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Hosted by: The Finance Authority of New Orleans, East Baton Rouge Home Mortgage Authority, Jefferson Parish Finance Authority and the Louisiana Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

Welcome to New Orleans and the NALHFA 2013 Annual Conference

New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music.

You'll find bowls filled to the rim with gumbo, late nights in dark jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods, and tantalizing festivals throughout the year. Come and experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally- and historically-rich destinations

New Orleans has experienced a number of major demographic changes since Hurricane Katrina. The city is substantially wealthier with a much lower poverty rate than in 2005. New Orleans also has fewer families with children , a larger Hispanic population , and a population that is moderately less African American—though African Americans still make up 60% of the city's population.

As the city inches closer to its pre-storm population, some of these demographic changes may persist while others may be a temporary result of Katrina. The job market, the availability of affordable housing, residents’ confidence in schools and other critical services, and displaced residents’ ties to the city will all influence the future demographic profile of New Orleans.

The NALHFA Conference is being held at a critical point in New Orleans’ recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Come hear about the state of recovery efforts and what lies ahead for the city. You’ll learn the latest about the threat "tax reform” poses to tax-exempt housing bonds and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits along with what’s new in multifamily housing finance. You’ll also engage in timely discussions on the future of Fannie and Freddie, using new tools such as New Markets Tax Credits, and alternatives to tax-exempt Mortgage Revenue Bonds.

At the 2013 Annual Educational Conference, NALHFA will offer many opportunities for colleagues to share information and expand their knowledge of affordable housing finance. There are opportunities for professionals at all levels of their organizations and in the various aspects of affordable housing finance to gain cutting-edge information and examples of affordable housing finance methods and practices.

Get equipped with the tools you need to meet the challenge!


Conference Presentations

Opening General Session

The State of the Recovery in New Orleans

Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting  

New Markets Tax Credits: A New Tool for Local HFAs

Housing Finance Reform and the Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Success Stories in Financing Housing for the Elderly

The Implications of Tax Reform for Local HFA Housing Programs

Homeownership Tools in a Historic Low Interest Rate Environment 

New Developments in Multifamily Finance

Creative Solutions to Housing the Homeless and Offering Supportive Services  

The Changing Landscape of Mortgage Servicing  

Making 4% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits More Viable: What are Investors Seeking?

The New Hi-Tech Savvy HFA…. Make Sure Board Members are Equipped

Housing Preservation: Great Examples from the Field

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10/23/2014
2014 Bond and Tax Credit Workshop