The Federal government has several programs that help finance the development of affordable housing for low and moderate income households. The success of these programs such as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) can be measured in the increasing number of families achieving the dream of owning a home in our region.

Developers have been an important part of making this possible, by advocating, designing and building affordable housing projects.  However, for many in the real estate, design and construction fields, affordable housing is still a mystery. If you want to learn the facts about the process involved in developing affordable housing, join Urban Land Institute (ULI) at the upcoming panel discussion sponsored by the ULI’s Westchester/Fairfield branch. The event will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 in White Plains.

The panel will focus on affordable housing issues and solutions with the input of experts in the field.  They will explain the intricacies involved in getting your project approved, built, developed and financed.

You will learn how to:

  • Get site control and gain community support •Structure affordable housing projects to maximize profit and deal with obstacles •Apply for, secure and improve chances of acquiring low income housing tax credits •Obtain affordable housing financing in CT. •Understand how government financing and marketing works in Westchester County under the consent decree.

Moderator:  Alexander Roberts, Community Housing Innovations, Inc.

Panelists: Caroline Vary, Jonathan Rose Companies Andrea Kretchmer, POKO Partners Norma Drummond, Westchester County Planning Valerie Saiz, HDF, Director of Lending Matthew Hall, Esq., Goldstein Hall

Event Details: Friday, January 23, 2015 8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Networking 8:30-10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion, Q & A

SL Green & Company 360 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 Auditorium ( lobby level) *parking available in municipal lot directly across the street in the Hamilton-Main garage*

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