Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors are pleased to announce our sixth annual Western Housing Conference focusing on affordable housing issues.


Leading affordable housing professionals will present an informative and lively discussion, providing perspectives on recent developments in the affordable housing industry. Our panel discussions will include the following topics:

  • Early Morning Roundtable: Year 15: Exits, Options, and Strategies—What You Should Know
  • Heard from the Hill: Washington Update on Housing and Tax-Related Issues
  • Traditional and New Financing Opportunities for Affordable Housing
  • Ending Chronic Homelessness: Can It Be Done?
  • RAD: Strategizing for Cross Cutting Issues 


    7:45 AM | Early Morning Roundtable
    8:15 AM – 8:45 AM | Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
    8:45 AM – 3:00 PM | Program
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Networking Reception

    Conference Chairs

    John Hamilton, CSG Advisors

    Ryan R. Warburton, Ballard Spahr

    Faculty (as of March 16, 2016)

    Jacob B. Carlton, Ballard Spahr

    Michele Christensen, Fort Collins Housing Authority

    Tanya Dempsey, CSG Advisors

    Sam Dodge, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships & Engagement

    Michael Duarte, Fresno Housing Authority

    Edwin C. Gipson II, CRA/LA, a Designated Local Authority

    Amy M. Glassman, Ballard Spahr

    Nicole Graham, CSG Advisors

    Kamara Green, Freddie Mac 

    Debbie A. Klis, Ballard Spahr

    Amy M. McClain, Ballard Spahr

    Stephanie J. McFadden, CBRE 

    Denise B. Muha, National Leased Housing Association

    Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company LLP 

    Preston F. Olsen, Ballard Spahr

    Eric J. Olson, CSG Advisors

    Lloyd Pendleton, Former Director of the Homeless Task Force for the State of Utah

    Melissa Peterman, San Diego Housing Commission

    Sean Spear, 1410 Partners

    Jay H. Stark, Integral Investment Management

    Catalina J. Vielma, National Equity Fund/LISC

    Starla Warren, Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

    Eliza Webb, Fannie Mae

    Terry Wellman, PNC Real Estate

    Carl Wise, Alden Torch

    Who should attend?

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

    Program and Registration

    This is a FREE all-day seminar followed by a cocktail reception. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations. A full agenda and registration will be sent in the next few weeks


    The Westin St. Francis
    335 Powell Street
    San Francisco


    A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate of $289 for single occupancy at The Westin St. Francis. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel. For reservations, call 800-937-8461, and mention the Western Housing Conference 2016 to receive the discounted rate. For information about the hotel, click here. Regular rates apply after February 25.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer D. Boehm ( or Lisa M. Prickril (