Monique Y. DeLapenha
Monique Y. DeLapenha

Monique Y. DeLapenha

Tel 215.864.8855
Fax 215.864.8999

Monique Y. DeLapenha concentrates on affordable-housing finance and regulation. She is experienced in structuring and closing mixed-finance/multifamily housing development transactions, as well as transactions in which equity is generated from Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt debt, HOPE VI, and other public housing funding sources. Ms. DeLapenha also has substantial experience serving as transactional and bond counsel in a wide range of transactions, and has negotiated and drafted preliminary and final official statements, trust indentures, bond purchase agreements, and short- and long-term tax-exempt and taxable debt obligations.

Ms. DeLapenha is a former General Counsel of the real estate department for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

City of Philadelphia Tax Review Board, past Chair

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers


"HUD Announces Additional $5 Billion in Recovery Funds for Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy," Ballard Spahr Housing alert, November 1, 2013

"The National Securities Market Improvement Act: Does It Impact Your Practice?" Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers Update, March 1999

"Proposed 1997 Philadelphia Tax Claim Securitization," Asset Securitization, March 1997

Speaking Engagements

"Tax Credit Hot Topics," Ballard Spahr breakfast briefing, Philadelphia, November 5, 2014

"Legal and Practical Issues of Housing Authority Affiliates and Instrumentalities," Ballard Spahr symposium, November, 8, 2012

"Project Financing and Development for Nonprofits," Ballard Spahr seminar, Philadelphia, September 18, 2012

Panelist, "The Brain Drain in the Caribbean," University of Pennsylvania's Caribbean American Student Association, April 4, 2012

Faculty, "Rolling Out RAD: Real Case Studies for Consideration," Ballard Spahr Housing webinar, March 14, 2012

"Building Better Communities: Linking Housing with Education, Health, Transit, and More," Looking into the Housing Crystal Ball: Innovation in Challenging Times, Ballard Spahr symposium, November 10, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1993)

Emory University (B.A. 1990)

New York