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The State of Affordable Housing 2017

  • The Church at Clarendon 1210 North Highland Street Arlington, VA, 22201 United States (map)

Federal Upheaval...Local Consequences

Congress and the President are considering some of the most substantial changes in federal support for affordable housing in decades - massive cuts to CDBG, HOME and other HUD programs, as well as tax reform that could fundamentally change the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. SOAH 2017, held in partnership with the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, will provide an update on where these potential changes stand, which are most likely to be implemented, and what impact they may have locally.

Please Join Us!

Monday, May 15, 2017
8:00 am to 12:00pm
The Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland Street, Arlington VA 22201

(PLEASE NOTE: Entrance to the church is on the side, located off of Highland Avenue and not at the front steps. Metro is accessible via the Orange Line - Clarendon Metro Stop. Self pay garage parking (Colonial Parking) is located directly across from the side entrance of the church off of Highland Avenue. Limited meter parking is also available.)


8:00 am    Registration Opens: Light breakfast and coffee
8:20 am    Opening Remarks

  • Jay Fisette - Chair, Arlington County Board

8:30 am    Keynote: Our local Congressman Don Beyer will provide his insight into the current situation in Congress regarding the budget, tax reform, and other priorities.

9:00 am    Panel 1—Federal Updates: Hear the latest expectations for Tax Reform, the LIHTC, and HUD Budget cuts from those following the issues the closest

  • Jay Harris - Moderator - Harris Crystal Advisors
  • Peter Lawrence - Novogradac & Company
  • Marion McFadden - Enterprise Community Partners
  • Mike Hawkins - Virginia Housing Development Authority

10:00 am  Coffee Break

10:15 am   Panel 2—Local Responses: A panel of affordable housing developers and local officials will provide insight on how the potential changes are already impacting their work and what future changes might mean.

  • Mary Hynes - Moderator - Retired Arlington County Board Member
  • Jennifer Daniels - Arlington County
  • Michael Scheurer - Cornerstones
  • Jim Edmondson - E&G Group
  • John Welsh - AHC, Inc.

11:30 am   Closing Remarks

  • Barbara Favola - Virginia State Senate

12:00 pm   Adjourn

Thank you to our generous Grand Sponsors






Sakura Namioka

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more

Check out a pdf of the State of Affordable Housing event here: Presentations from SOAH 2017. Read more in our recap of the event.