Join nationally recognized affordable housing leaders and innovators for a lively discussion about the recent trends and developments defining the housing industry.

Full Agenda and Attendee List

The theme of this year's Symposium is "Making the Connection". Our day will include the popular Washington Update panel as well as the following engaging presentations:

Symposium Presentations

Topics & Panelists

  • Heard from the Hill
    • Christopher D. Bell, Ballard Spahr
    • Matt Josephs, LISC
    • Denise Muha, National Leased Housing Association
  • New Developments in Housing Finance
    • Jere G. Thompson, Ballard Spahr
    • Andrew P. Spicknall, Ballard Spahr
    • Sam Adams, KeyBank
    • Rebecca Peace, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • NYCHA Experience - A Case Study
    • Amy M. McClain, Ballard Spahr
    • Greg Russ, Board Chair, NYCHA
  • Keynote Presentation from Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us

  • Baltimore Experience - A Case Study
    • Courtney E. Hunter, Ballard Spahr
    • Alyssa Domzal, Ballard Spahr
    • Janet Abrahams, Housing Authority of Baltimore City
    • Harry Spikes, Office of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
    • John Renner, Cross Street Partners
  • Preservation of Aging Housing Stock
    • Amy Glassman, Ballard Spahr
    • Priya Jayachandran, National Housing Trust
    • Nicole Ferreira, New York State Homes and Community Renewal
    • Will Eckstein, Greystone
  • Opportunity Zones
    • Molly R. Bryson, Ballard Spahr
    • Maia Shanklin Roberts, Ballard Spahr
    • Michael Bisanz, Dougherty Mortgage
    • Sharon Carney, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia
    • Keiva Dennis, PNC
    • Ben Seigel, Baltimore Development Corporation

    Date & Time

    Friday, November 8, 2019
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM ET


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


    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

    This is a complimentary conference. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. A networking reception with industry leaders will follow the program. Attendees are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations.


    Attendees are responsible for their travel and hotel accommodation expenses. Below is a list of hotels within close proximity to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

    Grand Hyatt Washington
    JW Marriott Washington, DC
    Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
    W Washington DC
    Washington Marriott at Metro Center
    Willard InterContinental 

    For more information, contact Kristin Thorkelson at




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