WHAT: The 2011 Ballard Spahr National Housing Symposium. This yearly gathering of affordable-housing leaders, government officials, developers, and lenders from around the country explore topics in affordable housing. Topics include: the challenges of underwriting and preserving affordable housing; building better housing communities; the latest from Congress on housing issues; and predictions about the fate of current affordable-housing finance models.

WHEN: November 10, 2011 – a free all-day seminar followed by a networking reception

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Program Sessions
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Reception

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

WHO: The keynote address will be delivered by Estelle Richman, Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Co-chaired by Ballard Spahr partners Sharon Wilson Géno and Ryan R. Warburton

Confirmed faculty members include: 

  • Catherine Pharis, Wells Fargo Bank 
  • Nakea Fuller, Philadelphia Housing Authority 
  • Kim Griffith, Freddie Mac 
  • David Leopold, Bank of America 
  • Gerald Hunter, Idaho Housing Finance Association / National Council of State Housing Agencies 
  • Thom Amdur, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association 
  • Alan Fair, Hunt Capital Partners 
  • Richard Barnhart, Pennrose Properties 
  • Bernie Husser, The Richman Group Affordable Housing Corporation 
  • Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company LLP 
  • Michael Duffy, McCormack Baron