Courtney E. Hunter

Associate

hunterc@ballardspahr.com
Tel 202.661.7679
Fax 202.420.9301
Washington, DC

Courtney E. Hunter handles a wide range of complex affordable housing development and real estate transactions involving low-income housing tax credits, private financing, project-based vouchers (PBV), bond financing, HOME loan financing, and public housing funds.

Courtney's transactional practice includes representing housing authorities and private developers on conversions of public housing to Section 8 using various methods, including Section 18 disposition, Part 200 retention, HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, and HUD multifamily housing matters. She also assists in advising clients on matters such as federal procurement requirements the Uniform Relocation Act (URA), and tenant-based and project-based housing choice vouchers, including tenant protection vouchers.

Courtney 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

Adjunct professor, The George Washington University Law School, Housing Law and Policy

Publications

"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

"RAD Retrospective and Prospective," Housing and Development Law Institute's Fall Legal Conference, October 2019

"Introductory Level Session: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program Basics and Closing a RAD Deal," ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 2019 Fall Boot Camp

"The New Face of Affordable Housing Part I – Legal Considerations Involving Repositioning, Disposition, Voluntary Conversion & More," Housing and Development Law Institute's Spring Legal Conference, May 2019

"Today’s HUD Front-Burner Issues – Repositioning, Disposition, and Voluntary Conversion of Public Housing; Rent Reform; MTW & RAD Expansions; Proposed New ACC; and More," Housing and Development Law Institute's General Counsel Forum, January 2019

"Creative Approaches with RAD," ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 2018 Annual Meeting

"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

"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

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

"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