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Fall Local Housing Finance Conference


Come join NALHFA for its new one day Local Housing Finance Conference. The one-day conference will be a great opportunity to share ideas and learn about a variety of topics and network with industry leaders from across the country. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the latest happenings in Washington on topics including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the Federal Budget, tax reform, and other developments affecting the affordable housing finance industry. This event will be hosted by Chapman & Cutler at their office in downtown Chicago on Friday, September 22 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. 


Program Information


Registration Information

 By August 31 After August 31
 Member Rate  $100  $150
 Non-member Rate  $200  $250


 Please complete your registration by Monday, September 18, 2017

To send a check or print out the registration form, click here.

Hotel Information 

Chapman & Cutler has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hyatt Centric The Loop: Chicago Loop Hotel for the night of September 21. The discounted room rate s $229 per night. Hotel reservation deadline is August 31.


Click here to make a reservation. 


Schedule at a Glance

 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast


 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Ron Williams, NALHFA Chair

Bill Libit, Partner, Chapman & Cutler, LLP


 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Marisa Novara, Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council


 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Eugene Jones Jr., CEO, Chicago Housing Authority 


 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.                        Networking Break
 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

NALHFA Washington Update

Heather Voorman, NALHFA Polciy Director


 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cyndi Waldron, Freddie Mac, Qualitative Director, Affordable Lending Analytics & Research


 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.                                           

Networking Luncheon with Keynote Speaker 
Audra Hamernik, Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority


 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Multifamily & 4% Bonds Panel Discussion

 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Don Billingsley, Acting Director, Program Administration Division, Office of Multifamily Production  


 3:00 p.m - 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break 


 3:15 p.m - 4:15 p.m.

The Latest on Single Family Housing

Mike Airhart, Vice President, National Housing Group, George K. Baum & Company


 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks


Sponsorship Opportunities

NALHFA depends on the generous support of its sponsors to offer the highest quality programs and amenities. At the same time, sponsorship serves as a way to reach out to fellow partners and potential clients in the local housing finance community. If your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Jonathan Paine at  

Transportation Information  

Please note, all attendees are responsible for their own transportation.


Thank you to our Host Chapman & Cutler and our Sponsors 

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