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2020 Annual Conference Schedule




2020 NALHFA Virtual Conference

July 29-30, 2020

Unique Solutions for Affordable Housing



Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

9:00AM-11:00AM EDT Coffee with Sponsors (facilitated by sponsors)

11:00AM-12:00PM EDT

Welcome & Opening Keynote


  • Jonathan M. Paine, Executive Director, NALHFA
  • Rich Froehlich, NALHFA President, First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York City Housing Development Corporation


Keynote Speakers

  • Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor, New York City

Ensuring Housing Stability During and After COVID-19

  • Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  12:00PM-12:15PM EDT


12:15PM-1:15PM EDT

Single Family Hot Topics


This panel will cover a wide variety of topics relating to single-family financing, lending, and servicing and will inform attendees of recent changes to best execution market conditions in order to allow HFAs to pass on better rates and products to borrowers. Panelists will also provide insight on how utilizing a multi-servicer platform can increase loan production, and will discuss the integral role of Down Payment Assistance programs and the critical issue of Forbearance. Lastly, the group will explore the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on how we conduct business and what a post COVID-19 environment might look like. If you are involved in any aspect of the Single Family market, you will not want to miss this session.



Robert Coleman, Managing Director, Raymond James


  • Mike Airhart, Managing Director, Stifel
  • James Coreno, Senior Vice President - HFA Lending, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage
  • Patricia Ho, Vice President, Caine Mitter & Associates
  • Erin Quinn, Director, Affordable Lending - HFA Engagement Client and Community Engagement, Freddie Mac
  • Jessica Wright, Customer Account Manager, Fannie Mae
1:15PM-1:30PM EDT Break
 1:30PM-2:30PM EDT

Protecting Your Data: Cyber Security and Data Sharing Best Practices


This panel will share common challenges & lead a discussion on how to incorporate best practices for integrating technology with your HFAs unique business processes. The panel will also explore new security requirements and learn how emerging technology is working to help keep borrower sensitive information out of the hands of hackers. Be a part of our conversation to learn more about data breaches, training your personnel, and preparing an incident response plan.


Dawn Arnold, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Invest Atlanta



  • Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta
  • Paul Cackler, Chief Information Officer, New York City Housing Development Corporation 
  • Andrew Moffitt, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, HDS Companies
 2:30PM-2:45PM EDT Break
 2:45PM-3:45PM EDT The Latest on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Affordable Housing Lending & Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)



Jonah Lee, Director of Portfolio Management & Preservation, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing



  • Rachel Grossman, Managing Director, Chase
  • Barry Krinsky, Director, Citi Community Capital
  • Gary Rodney, Chairman, CREA


 3:45PM-4:00PM EDT  Break
 4:00PM-5:00PM EDT

Closing Keynote Speaker:


Shaun Donovan, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Thursday, July 30, 2020

9:00AM-11:00AM EDT Coffee with Sponsors (facilitated by sponsors)

11:00AM-12:00PM EDT

Opening Keynote

The US Economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Time Before and During COVID-19


This session will focus on the change in and state of our nation’s economy from the period of Mid-February until now with a peek into the future as we continue to wrestle with the pandemic and the related economic fallout.  As we look at the impact on our economy and what may lie ahead, we will do so with an eye on the financial and housing markets as well as things which have and may impact those going forward. 


Keynote Speaker

Kevin Giddis, Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Raymond James & Associates

 12:00PM-12:15PM EDT


 12:15PM-1:15PM EDT

The Future of Affordable Housing Programs and Long Term Affects from COVID-19


You will not want to miss this high profile conversation with some of the housing industry’s leading advocates. This session will discuss the future of affordable housing programs, current and tong term policy implications as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and the growing impact on the affordable housing industry. In addition, the group will discuss several affordable housing priorities including, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Rental Housing Assistance, Mortgage Forbearance, debate the $600 in federal unemployment insurance, and the threat of an eviction cliff. Panelists will also share their insights on where do we go from here from a policy perspective and their outlook as we move forward into 2021.  Trust us, you will not want to miss this session!



Jonathan M. Paine, Executive Director, NALHFA



  • Emily Cadik, Executive Director Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
  • David Dworkin, President & CEO, National Housing Conference
  • Mike Flood, Senior Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily Policy and Member Engagement, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Jerry Howard, CEO, National Association of Home Builders

1:15PM-1:30PM EDT


 1:30-2:30PM EDT

Single and Multi-Family Legal Hot Topics


This session will discuss recent single and multi-family legal issues, new COVID-19 disclosure guidance and IRS changes implemented in response to COVID-19. The session will also examine guidance for telephonic TEFRA hearings, the phase-out of LIBOR, volume cap recycling, investing proceeds in bonds and other unique bond structures.



Kevin Murphy, Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP



  • Mitch Bragin, Chairman - National Public Finance Tax Department, Kutak Rock
  • Justin Cooper, Partner, Orrick
  • Brent Feller, Partner, Chapman & Cutler
  • Kent Neumann, Founding Partner, Tiber Hudson
 2:30PM-2:45PM EDT Break
 2:45PM-3:45PM EDT

The Latest on Multi-Family Housing Bonds


This session will explore current data on bond executions and what is working with balance sheet and direct finance executions. How have issuers addressed COVID-19 issues and access to markets? Speakers will also discuss the surge in private activity bond usage and projected status of bond limited states. In addition, session panelists will discuss steps to address the scarcity of Bond Volume including limitations of carry-forward volume, summary of steps to stretch limited bond volume, summary of AHCIA bond provisions, and proposals to expand bond volume at the federal level. 


Richard Froehlich, NALHFA President, First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York City Housing Development Corporation


  • Damian Busch, Director, Barclays
  • Peter Cannava, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
  • Helen Feinberg, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Alan Jaffe, Managing Director - Head of Public Finance Housing, Real Estate, and Project Finance, Jefferies
  • Geoff Proulx, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
 3:45PM-4:00PM EDT Break
 4:00PM-5:00PM EDT

Closing Session 


U.S. Single Family Market Update

Speaker: Danny Gardner, Senior Vice President of Client and Community Engagement


Freddie Mac Single-Family has remained committed to their affordable lending mission and providing liquidity and stability to the mortgage finance market during this time of intense change. Senior Vice President, Client and Community Engagement, Danny Gardner provides an overview of how his team has responded during the pandemic, what’s on the horizon and the important role that housing finance agencies play in a post-COVID-19 market.


U.S Multifamily Market Outlook & Forecast

Speaker:  Kim Betancourt, Director of Economics and Multifamily Research, Fannie Mae


The Multifamily sector has performed better than most property types since the end of the last recession. There has been a big increase in multifamily construction over the past few years, yet a shortage of affordable rental housing persists across the country.  What are the drivers behind multifamily fundamentals, what risks may be mounting, and what are the expectations over the near term and what could the implications be for the sector overall over the coming decade? This session will cover these topics and try to come up with some possible outcomes.


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