Ballard Spahr and CSG Advisors are pleased to announce our seventh 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:

  • Washington Update: This panel will provide an overview of the atmosphere in Washington relating to affordable housing, including a deep dive into legislative and executive actions which could impact the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and funding of HUD programs.
  • Totally RAD from Coast to Coast: RAD is a flexible tool that supports various models and financing tools for stabilizing and developing affordable housing. We will explore how agencies in different parts of the country are deploying RAD and addressing unique structuring considerations while benefiting from HUD tips and guidance on processing and closing deals in our current environment.
  • Changing Communities through Collaboration: This panel will provide a well-rounded view on community planning. Our panelists will also discuss why community planning is important, how activities are funded, as well as the impact community planning has on tenants and how it affects the bottom line.
  • The Changing Market in Affordable Housing Finance: Leading financiers from both the debt and equity side of the transaction as well as representatives from the GSEs will discuss the ever changing market for financing affordable housing. They will look at the market from a few years ago compared to today's environment and discuss their thoughts for what we might expect in the future.

Conference Chairs

John A. Hamilton, CSG Advisors
Siobhan M. O'Donnell, Ballard Spahr

Faculty (as of march 1, 2017)

Tiffani Barletta, CSG Advisors
Christopher D. Bell, Ballard Spahr
Molly R. Bryson, Ballard Spahr
Emily Cadik, Enterprise Community Partners
Tom Capp, Gorman & Company
Monty Childs, Freddie Mac
Tanya S. Dempsey, CSG Advisors
John Ducey, Fannie Mae
C.J. Eisenbarth Hager, Vitalyst Health Foundation
Nicole Ferreira, New York City Housing Authority
Sarah E. Garland, PNC Bank
Nicole B. Graham, CSG Advisors
Courtney E. Hunter, Ballard Spahr
Peter Lawrence, Novogradac
Amy M. McClain, Ballard Spahr
Keon Montgomery, City of Phoenix Housing Department
Gloria Munoz, Housing Authority of Maricopa County
Beverly Rudman, HUD (invited)
Jenny Scanlin, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Catalina Vielma, National Equity Fund
Cody Wilson, Stifel

Who should attend?

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

Date & Time

Friday, March 10, 2017
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


The Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 N. Central Ave.


A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate of $259 a night at the Westin Phoenix Downtown. Mention the Ballard Spahr conference to receive the discounted rate. Regular rates apply after February 10 at 5:00 PM MST. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel:

The Westin Phoenix Downtown
866.961.3775 | Website

Program and Registration

This is a complimentary conference. 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 Lisa Prickril at


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