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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

11:00AM-12:00PM EDT

Welcome & Opening Keynote


  • 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
  • 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 Brantly, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta
  • Paul Cackler, Chief Information Officer, New York City Housing Development Corporation 
  • Abdul Mondol, President, eHousing Plus/HDS 
 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



  • Adam Cray, Vice President, Community Development Banking, Bank of America
  • Barry Krinsky, Director, Citi Community Capital
  • Rachel Grossman, Managing Director, Chase


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

Closing Session

Speaker TBD

Thursday, July 30, 2020

9:00AM-11:00AM EDT Coffee with Sponsors via Zoom

11:00AM-12:00PM EDT

Opening Keynote


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


  • Emily Cadik, Executive Director Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
  • David Dworkin, President & CEO, National Housing Conference
  • 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 family and multifamily legal issues, new COVID disclosure requirements and IRS chances implemented in response to COVID.



Kevin Murphy, Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP



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

MultiFamily Housing Bonds

Current data on bond executions and what is working with balance sheet and direct finance executions. How have issuers addressed Covid issues and access to markets. Review of the surge in private activity bond usage and projected status of bond limited states. Steps to address the scarcity of Bond Volume including limitations of carryforward 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 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.

U.S. Single Family Market Update

Speaker:  Danny Gardner, SVP, Single-Family Affordable Lending & Access to Credit, Freddie Mac


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