2019 Washington Conference Sessions
SESSIONS & SPEAKERS
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
- Housing America Calendar Contest Winner
NAHRO will recognize the Housing America “What Home Means to Me” 2019 poster contest grand prize winner.
- 2019 Mary K. Nenno Award Presentation
The Mary K. Nenno award was created by NAHRO’s Board of Governors to recognize outside and innovative efforts and achievement in the area of legislative advocacy and to publicize and promote further legislative advocacy among NAHRO members and organizations.
HUD Staff Panel on Public Housing - Join key HUD staff for programmatic and regulatory updates related to the current initiatives and priorities for public housing programs. Panelists will discuss issues related to ongoing management and operations, new proposals in the President’s FY 2019 budget, and HUD’s current regulatory initiatives such as Public Housing Repositioning, Capital and Operating Fund; the Public Housing Assessment System and REAC Inspections; FSS; Jobs Plus and ROSS; smoke-free public housing; voluntary consortia; demo/dispo; and any additional regulatory efforts that are underway, including HOTMA and Small Agency provisions that impact Public Housing. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage directly with HUD staff during an open question and answer session.
HUD Staff Panel on Community Planning and Development - Officials from HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) will provide updates on core CPD programs and current Administration policies, such as the Administration’s FY 2020 budget proposal for CPD programs; ongoing implementation of the National Housing Trust Fund, the HOME final rule, Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; the latest information regarding CPD formula programs, including new policy proposals and technical assistance opportunities, as well as any new developments related to the Integrated Disbursement and Information System and the Consolidated Planning process. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage directly with HUD staff during an open question and answer session.
HUD Staff Panel on RAD - The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) continues to be an important tool for housing authorities to innovate and renovate the local affordable housing stock. The HUD RAD Team from the Office of Recapitalization will provide an update on the current status of RAD. This session will be of particular interest as the following topics will be discussed: program updates including recent RAD Notice updates, updates to the process of pre-conversion including the waitlist and choosing between PBV and PBRA, updates to the conversion process including documents, financing plan and civil right concerns, and post-Conversion issues such as PBV and PBRA compliance. Whether your agency is a RAD veteran or just wondering if RAD will work for you, bring your questions and join the conversation!
What to Know Before You Go to Capitol Hill - Heading to Capitol Hill to meet with your lawmakers and need guidance before you go? NAHRO Director of Congressional Relations Tess Hembree will walk you through the steps to having a successful meeting. She’ll go over the basics of how to meet with lawmakers and staff, explain NAHRO’s policy positions and leave-behind materials, and tips for following-up after the meeting. You’ll get the preparation you need to be an expert advocate!
Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Candidate For President:
Sunny Shaw, PHM, CME
Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships
Deputy Executive Director
Oakland Housing Authority (OHA)
HUD Staff Panel on Section 8 - HUD staff will provide updates on Section 8 programs, especially the Housing Choice Voucher program. Panelists will touch on topics including HAP and administrative fee funding, including set-aside funding; UPCS-V; PIC-NG; the cash management process;
the proposed administrative fee formula; PHAs’ voucher and budget utilization; HUD’s shortfall and utilization prevention efforts; HOTMA Implementation; HUD-VASH; Family Unification Program (FUP) and Mainstream Vouchers; Small Area FMR implementation; and current and
pending rulemaking. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage directly with HUD staff during an open question and answer session.
HUD Staff Panel on Moving To Work (MTW) - Do you have questions about HUD’s Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration? Learn about the opportunity to test innovative, locally-designed strategies that efficiently use federal dollars, help residents become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. Bring your questions and join the discussion of the current MTW program and the upcoming MTW expansion.
Treasury Affordable Housing Program Panel - This session will provide insight on two of the Treasury Department’s most active affordable housing programs: Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Opportunity Zones. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created Opportunity Zones, which are designed to encourage private investment in distressed communities throughout the United States. This e-Briefing will provide an overview of Opportunity Zones and how housing and community development agencies can benefit from and interact with Opportunity Zones, their tax benefits and their investment dollars through Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs). LIHTC continues to be a part of the larger conversation coming out of tax reform. Hear about tax reform’s impact upon the housing credit and possible opportunities for the housing credit in legislation that will expand and strengthen the credit and how the credit can be used to support HUD programs like RAD, MTW and PBRA. Bring your curiosity and questions as we explore the possibilities together!
Diversity Roundtable - Join members of NAHRO’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and special guests to discuss the importance of diverse voices as well as equitable and inclusive policies - both in the halls of Congress, where the nation’s laws are formulated and passed, and in our own affordable housing and community development industry. Bring your questions and perspectives!
This fun and interactive session is great for Commissioners and agency staff alike, as the NAHRO Policy Team covers affordable housing and community development topics including Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Moving to Work (MTW), Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Tax Credits and more! Join for fun and prizes before you head to Capitol Hill for NAHRO’s Hill Day!