Courtney E. Hunter

Tel 202.661.7679
Fax 202.420.9301

Courtney E. Hunter handles a wide range of complex affordable housing development and real estate transactions involving low income housing tax credits, private financing, bond financing, HOME loan financing, and housing authority fund financing.

Courtney represents housing authorities and private developers in public housing conversions under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and advises them on their portfolios in mixed-finance transactions. She also counsels clients in the sale, acquisition, or refinance of HUD-insured properties, including Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA) approvals. Courtney also has experience with the transfer of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts in the Section 8 program.

Courtney is well-versed in federal statutes and regulations affecting development in federal housing and has drafted comments to proposed changes to fair housing and demolition regulations.

Before entering private practice, Courtney was a project manager and law clerk for Manna Inc. She also served as a public interest fellow for Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future.

Professional Activities

Member, Young Leaders in Affordable Housing


"Reducing the Spillover Costs of Foreclosure: Boston's Block-By-Block Approach to Saving Neighborhoods from Foreclosure Blight," 29 Ann. Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 533 (2010)

Speaking Engagements

"Introduction to HUD and Its Housing Subsidies," ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 2018 Mid-Winter Boot Camp

"Rental Assistance Demonstration from the Attorney's Perspective – Critical Legal Issues to Address in the Process," Housing and Development Law Institute's General Counsel Forum, February 2018

"Closing Basics: Handling A Closing With Skill And Efficiency," ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 2017 Annual Meeting

Panelist, "Hot Topics in Section 8 - Including HOTMA, Small Area FMRs, Administrative Fees, and More," HDLI's 2016 Fall CLE Conference, New Orleans, October 15, 2016

Panelist, "Access to Personally Identifiable Information - Model Policies, Public Records Requests, Confidentiality," Housing Development Law Initiative, Spring 2016 Legal Conference, May 2016

Panelist, "Understanding PHA Obligations Under the New Uniform Rule on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audits: What's New and What's Not," Housing Development Law Initiative, Spring 2015 Legal Conference, April 2015

Boston University School of Law (J.D. 2010, cum laude)

University of South Carolina (M.P.A. 2006, magna cum laude)

College of Charleston (B.A. 2000, magna cum laude)

District of Columbia

New York