Please join us for the Ninth Annual National Housing Symposium. Enjoy lively and engaging discussions with nationally recognized affordable housing leaders and innovators.

We are pleased to announce that Biniam Gebre, Acting Assistant Secretary and Federal Housing Administration Commissioner, will provide opening remarks and Laura Green Zeilinger, Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, will be our lunchtime keynote speaker.

Explore how the various housing pieces fit together to create cutting-edge financing and development solutions.

Learn about the recent trends and industry developments that are defining the future of affordable, sustainable housing projects.

Our day will include the popular Heard on the Hill discussion as well as engaging panel presentations, including:

  • Debt and Equity Strategies for the Future
    Hear from the industry's top lenders and investors about latest trends in debt and equity funding for affordable housing development.

  • The Rising Need for Seniors Housing and Services
    This panel will discuss the growing integration of seniors housing and senior services in the United States. Increasingly, offering senior services in housing developments is a key strategy for developers, health care institutions, senior service providers, and government. Speakers from each segment of the industry will explain this developing trend and the burgeoning opportunity it presents for both developers and the seniors who reside in their developments.

  • RAD 360
    This panel will discuss the Rental Assistance Demonstration program from all perspectives—lender, developer, housing authority, GSE, and HUD.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Program
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Networking Reception

Conference Chairs

Sharon Wilson Géno, Team Leader, Government-Assisted Housing
Ryan R. Warburton, Team Leader, Housing Bonds

Faculty (as of november 5, 2014)

Anthony J. Alfieri, RBC Capital Markets
Thom Amdur, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association 
Mara Blitzer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
James H. Brawner, J.H. Brawner & Company
Molly R. Bryson, Ballard Spahr
Tamara Dudukovich, BNY Mellon
Jeff J. Englund, Greystone Servicing Corporation
Chris Estes, National Housing Conference
Michael D. Fabius, Ballard Spahr
Bernard B. Fulton III, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sarah Garland, PNC Real Estate
Robin Goman, Better Tomorrows
Terrence Kimm, CohnReznick
Debbie A. Klis, Ballard Spahr
Shaun K. Smith, Freddie Mac
Mitzie V. Smith-Mack, Ballard Spahr
Kathie Soroka, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jeffrey N. Weiss, Hunt Capital
Nicholas Wyatt, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Contributing Sponsor

Thank you to our contributing sponsor, CohnReznick LLP.

Who should attend?

This event will be worthwhile for developers, investors, syndicators, lenders, and governmental agencies that are developing, financing, and operating affordable housing.

Continuing Legal Education

This program has been approved for 5.5 PA CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of obtaining credit from other jurisdictions.  

Program and Registration

This is a complimentary all-day seminar followed by a cocktail reception. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations.


For more information, contact Jennifer D. Boehm at, or Shellee E. Buchanan at

Event Materials

Program Contacts

Shellee Buchanan

Jennifer D. Boehm