Events

Agenda

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — Opening Plenary Session
Featured Speaker:
Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions

  • 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 and HUD’s current regulatory initiatives such as Public Housing Repositioning, Capital and Operating Fund; the Public Housing Assessment System and REAC Inspections (UPCS and NSPIRE); FSS; Jobs Plus and ROSS; COVID-19 funding and waivers; demo/dispo; and any additional regulatory efforts that are underway, including HOTMA and Small Agency provisions that impact Public Housing.
  • HUD Staff Panel on Community Planning & Development
    Officials from HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) will provide updates on core CPD programs and 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.
  • Advocacy Tips and Insights from Congressional Staff Members

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. — Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Concurrent Sessions

  • 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; the cash management process; PHAs’ voucher and budget utilization, including use of the HCV 2-Year Forecasting Tool; HUD’s shortfall and over-utilization prevention efforts; HOTMA Implementation; HUD-VASH; Family Unification Program (FUP), Foster Youth to Independence (FYI), and Mainstream Vouchers; Small Area FMR implementation; COVID-19 funding and waivers; and current and pending rulemaking.
  • 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 session will provide an overview of where Opportunity Zones are now 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.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roundtable

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Plenary Session: The Washington Report

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Networking Reception


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3   

NAHRO Virtual Capitol Hill Day
Though the in-person Washington Conference is cancelled for safety’s sake, we’re committed to ensuring that your voices are heard on Capitol Hill. NAHRO’s Hill Day is still happening- virtually! NAHRO is excited to offer congressional meeting scheduling for all conference attendees. Conference attendees will also have access to pre-conference advocacy trainings to prepare for successful Hill Day meetings.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — Plenary Session featuring Congressional Speakers

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Networking Reception

THURSDAY, MARCH 4   

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Plenary Session
Featured Speaker:
Richard Rothstein, Author – The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America