Amy Glassman
Amy Glassman

Amy M. Glassman

Associate

glassmana@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7680
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Amy M. Glassman represents public housing authorities, developers, nonprofits, and other recipients of HUD funds in regulatory, administrative, transactional, and related matters.

Ms. Glassman has extensive experience with HUD regulatory and statutory compliance issues. She works closely with housing authorities on applications for and implementation of HUD's Moving to Work (MTW) program, including negotiation of MTW agreements and development and implementation of MTW policies and programs. She assists clients on matters such as federal procurement requirements, relationships with public housing affiliates and instrumentalities, uses of program income, the Uniform Relocation Act (URA), and tenant-based and project-based housing choice vouchers. Ms. Glassman advises clients on fair housing, accessibility, and disability issues related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Fair Housing Act, including policy development and fair housing investigations. She also defends clients in HUD debarment actions and Office of Inspector General audits and investigations.

Ms. Glassman's transactional practice includes work on mixed-finance public housing projects and related issues such as HUD demolition and disposition applications. She also advises clients on conversions of public housing to Section 8 using various methods, including disposition, voluntary conversion, and HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, and HUD multifamily housing matters.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Glassman worked as an affordable housing consultant at the Cambridge Housing Authority and at TAG Associates. 

Recognition & Accomplishments

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court of the District of Columbia named Ms. Glassman to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2012 and 2014, for providing 50 hours or more of pro bono service in the prior calendar year.

Publications

Co-author, "HUD Proposes Rule To Overhaul Demolition/Disposition of Public Housing," Ballard Spahr Alert, October 24, 2014

Co-author, "Treasury Department and OCC Sued for Discriminatory Conduct in LIHTC Program," Ballard Spahr Alert, September 12, 2014

Co-author, "HUD Adopts New Accessibility Standard," Ballard Spahr Alert, May 30, 2014

Co-author, "HUD Issues Proposed Rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," Ballard Spahr Alert, July 29, 2013 

Co-author, "HUD Issues Revised Instructions for Rental Assistance Demonstration," Ballard Spahr Alert, July 3, 2013

Co-author, "HUD Announces New Category of Funding To Address Housing Choice Voucher Funding Shortfalls Resulting from Sequestration," Ballard Spahr Alert, May 30, 2013

Co-author, "Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes New Directions for National Housing Policy," Ballard Spahr Alert, February 28, 2013

Co-author, "HUD Grants Temporary Administrative Flexibilities to Housing Authorities," Ballard Spahr Alert, January 24, 2013

Co-author, "HUD Issues Request for Moving to Work Applications," Ballard Spahr Alert, February 28, 2012

Co-author, "House Subcommittee Marks Up Housing Reform Bill," Ballard Spahr Alert, February 17, 2012

Co-author, "HUD Issues Proposed Rule for Physical Needs Assessments and Energy Audits," Ballard Spahr Alert, July 22, 2011

Co-author, "HUD Releases NOFAs for FY 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Demonstration Program and HOPE VI Revitalization Grant Program," Ballard Spahr Alert, September 21, 2010

Co-author, "HUD Issues Guidance on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Capital Fund Formula Grants," Ballard Spahr Alert, March 23, 2009

Co-author, "HUD Issues Final Rule Requiring Use of EIV System," Ballard Spahr Alert, February 10, 2009

Co-author, "HUD Issues Notice Regarding Implementation of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act," Ballard Spahr Alert, December 4, 2008

"Project-Based Voucher Reforms Will Facilitate Development of Affordable Units but Should Be Taken Further," Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Fall 2008

"HUD Guidance on Public Housing Agencies' Affiliates and Instrumentalities," Ballard Spahr Alert, June 2007

"Housing Choice Voucher Funding for Demolition or Disposition of Public Housing Units," Ballard Spahr Alert, May 2007

Co-author, chapter, "Housing and Urban Development," Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association, 2006-2007

Co-author, chapter, "Housing and Urban Development," Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association, 2004-2005

Recent Speaking Engagements

"After the RAD Closing," National Leased Housing Association's 43rd Annual Membership Meeting – Practitioner’s Guide to Assisted Housing and Mastering the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014

"Hot Topics in Fair Housing and Accessibility," Ballard Spahr CLE webinar, December 5, 2013

"Fair Housing and Accessibility: Multiple Standards and Compliance Difficulties," Ballard Spahr CLE webinar, October 30, 2013

"New & Hot Reasonable Accommodations Issues for 2013," HDLI's 2013 Fall CLE Conference, October 25, 2013

"Solutions for Inclusive Communities," National Housing Conference – Solutions 2013, September 17, 2013

"Health Care Reform – Decisions for Employers in 2013," Ballard Spahr Housing webinar, July 16, 2013

Yale Law School (J.D. 2004)
Recipient, Charles G. Albom Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy

Brown University (B.A. 1998, magna cum laude)

District of Columbia

New York