Join us for a dynamic look at the current health of the housing industry.

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

  • Energy Boost: Realizing Benefits through Green Investments
  • Housing Leads to Wellbeing: Supportive Services for Residents
  • What Keeps Your Blood Pressure Up? Housing Management Issues
  • Healing After Disaster

Faculty (as of November 1, 2017)

Corey Aber, Freddie Mac
Brendan Coleman, Walker and Dunlop
Stephany De Scisciolo, Enterprise Community Partners
Pamela Dent, Freddie Mac
Polly Donaldson, D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development
Brian Gage, Houston Housing Authority
Amy M. Glassman, Ballard Spahr
Holly Glauser, PA Housing Finance Agency
Jan Goslee, Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Bryan Greene, HUD
Teri M. Guarnaccia, Ballard Spahr
Tracewell Hanrahan, Fresno Housing Authority
Robert Iber, HUD
Jared Lang, National Housing Trust
Anna A. Mahaney, Ballard Spahr
Amber Mohr, Ballard Spahr
Chrissa Pagitsas, Fannie Mae
Constantinos "Dino" Panagopoulos, Ballard Spahr
Kim Phan, Ballard Spahr
Elizabeth Pierce, Fannie Mae
Neal Rackleff, HUD
Donna Thurmond, Volunteers of America
George Weidenfeller, AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
Jason Woolwine, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
Nick Wyatt, Senate Finance Committee

Please check our website for the most updated list of faculty.


Thank you to our sponsor PNC Bank.

If your organization would like to sponsor the National Housing Symposium, contact Amanda Paola at to learn about available packages.

Who Should Attend?

The Symposium offers a dynamic look at affordable housing and will be valuable for developers, investors, syndicators, lenders, and governmental agencies that are developing, financing, and operating affordable housing.


A limited number of rooms are available at the reduced rate of $300 (plus tax) a night at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C. Mention the Ballard Spahr conference to receive the discounted rate. Regular rates apply after October 18. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel:

JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
800.393.2503 | Website

Program and Registration

This is a complimentary conference. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Attendees are responsible for travel and accommodations.

Date & TIme

Friday, November 3, 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


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Jennifer D. Boehm at, or Lisa M. Cheresnowsky at