Join Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors for our second annual Western Housing Conference focusing on affordable housing. Leading professionals will gather to discuss how to succeed in the changing landscape of affordable housing in the West.

The conference will feature a state-of-the-market panel that will address the challenges of the western housing market, as well as the executive directors of the California, Idaho, and Utah state housing finance agencies. 


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Program Sessions

  • Legislative Update: Insights and Challenges
  • Hot Topics on Preserving Affordable Housing
  • Trends in Debt Financing
  • Challenges in the Western Housing Market: The State and Private Perspectives 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Reception with Industry Leaders


Peter H. Bell, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
Douglas R. Bigley, Urban Housing Communities LLC
Kelly S. Boyer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Claudia Cappio, California Housing Finance Agency
Rebecca Clark, BRIDGE Housing
Kim Dorney, City of Phoenix 
Michael Duarte, Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno
Michael L. Fowler, Affordable Housing Partners, Inc. 
Sarah Garland, Fannie Mae
Sharon Wilson Géno, Ballard Spahr LLP
W. Kimball Griffith, Freddie Mac
Helmi Hisserich, Los Angeles Housing Department
Mary Jo George, Ballard Spahr LLP
Gerald M. Hunter, Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Thomas A. Musante, SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
Jeffrey N. Weiss, Hunt Capital Partners, LLC
Douglas Westfall, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
Grant S. Whitaker, Utah Housing Corporation

Conference Chairs

Nicole Graham, CSG Advisors
John Hamilton, CSG Advisors 
Eric J. Olson, CSG Advisors
Ryan R. Warburton, Ballard Spahr LLP

Who should attend

The event will be worthwhile for developers, investors, syndicators, lenders, and governmental agencies that are developing affordable housing in the West.

continuing legal education

This program offers 5.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining CLE credit from other jurisdictions.

Event Contact

Jennifer Boehm
Regional Marketing Manager
Tel 410.528.5684

Lora Burns
Events Coordinator
Tel 215.864.8252