NALHFA 2022 Fall Educational Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 3
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Registration

11:00am - 3:00pm

NALHFA Board of Directors Meeting (by invite only)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Legislative Committee Meeting (open to all members)

4:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                        

Affiliate Council Meeting (open to all Affiliate members)

This forum is a chance for affiliate members to ask questions and share feedback with NALHFA’s Board of Directors and an opportunity to underscore the partnerships that take place between housing finance agencies and affiliates at the national and local level.


Dinner with Sponsors (by invitation)

Thursday, May 4
7:30am - 3:30pm


7:30am - 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by SETH

8:30am - 9:45am




Opening General Session

Welcome Remarks

  • Dawn Arnold, NALHFA President, and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Invest Atlanta
  • Jonathan Paine, Executive Director, NALHFA
9:45am - 10:45am                       

General Session

10:45am - 11:00am                                 Coffee Break
10:45am - 11:00am

Transition to Breakout Sessions

11:00am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Annual Business Meeting and Award Luncheon 

The NALHFA Award of Excellence is the most prestigious national recognition award in the local affordable housing finance community. The award recognizes the critical work that NALHFA members do in their local communities to provide affordable housing. Out dozens of award nominations, nine NALHFA members are being recognized for their outstanding, innovative, and sustainable solutions. Join us as we celebrate this year’s award honorees.  

1:30pm - 1:45pm

Transition to General Session

1:45pm - 2:45pm

General Session Keynote: What is Your “Why” – Positioning DE&I in Housing


Keynote Speaker: Diaz Dawson, Founder & Owner, Purpose Driven Consulting


We all have the ability to learn, change and grow. Who and what pushes you to do so and maximize your purpose? How are you making all of us better? These are questions we need to continue to ask ourselves to create stronger communities through strategic housing solutions.  The "Why" is a state of purpose that describes why you do the critical work you do every day and why you live the lifestyle you do.  Your calling. Your conviction. Your purpose. It is your mission statement.  It should also extend beyond you, to create energy and foster growth and change. What is your "why"?  After all, it starts with YOU. When was the last time you challenged your arrival to this concept of why?  Let's take this ride lanes, speed bumps, and all. 


Join this energizing and uplifting session by Diaz Dixon, Founder & Owner of Purpose Driven Consulting. Diaz is a trusted community leader and speaker who has delivered dozens of keynotes that are thought-provoking around on DE&I and change leadership.

Sponsored by:


2:45pm - 3:00pm

Transition to Breakout Sessions

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Keynote Speaker

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Offsite Networking Event

Friday, May 5
7:30am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

9:30am - 10:45am

Concurrent Sessions

10:45am - 11:00am

Transition to Breakout Sessions

11:00am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:30pm - 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions

2:45pm - 3:45pm

General Session: Closing Keynote

3:45pm - 4:00pm


4:00pm - 5:30pm

Networking Reception

Saturday, May 6
9:00am - 12:00pm Affordable Housing Bus Tour of Tampa (registration required)