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Intro Housing Finance WebCourse
May 22-23, 2019
12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern


-Overview

The impact of housing on economic development efforts is a critical issue in many communities. By addressing complex housing challenges and opportunities, a city can create valuable assets while also encouraging economic development and social equity. From urban centers, surburban enclaves and rural cities, communities across the country have numerous tools available to support the development of affordable, market rate, mixed-income and mixed-use housing. The Intro Housing Finance Course will explore how the development finance toolbox can be utilized to support a myriad of housing challenges and opportunities as well as how development finance agencies can become key partners in housing development in their community.

The Intro Housing Finance WebCourse will begin with an introduction to the complex world of housing including introducing attendees to the terminology and landscape of the housing space in community development. During this course, experts will walk through the multitude of diverse capital sources layered into housing deals based on the type of housing being developed. Attendees will lastly delve into innovative case studies from across U.S. of how investment in an effective housing financing strategy can help drive the success of local economic development.

This course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

Course Objectives

  • Be introduced to terminology and the landscape of the housing finance world
  • Understand the role that development finance agencies can play in housing development
  • Learn to layer different types of finance tools to successfully support diverse housing
  • Examine innovative housing finance case studies from across the country
  • Learn the multitude of players involved in housing deals
  • Explore different housing finance options for varying communities and segments of the population

Topics Covered

  • Utilizing taxable and tax exempt bonds for housing development
  • Financing mixed-use, mixed-income, & affordable housing
  • Utilizing low-income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits, historic tax credits for housing development
  • Affective use of tax increment financing & special assessment to support housing
  • Understanding federal programs that support housing development
  • Identifying partners in housing finance deals

Who Should Attend?

  • Bond issuers
  • Economic development professionals
  • Community development professionals
  • Elected officials
  • Government and nonprofit finance officers
  • Corporate trustees
  • Legal counsel
  • Underwriters
  • Commercial bankers
  • Accountants
  • Financial advisors
  • Policy makers

Course Advisor

James Carras James Carras
CDFA Housing Finance Course Advisor
Carras Community Investment, Inc.
Principal
James Carras is a member of the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Design as well as Tufts University’s Department of Urban Policy and Planning. He has been consulting with mission-driven... (More)

-Agenda

-Location


The Intro Housing Finance WebCourse will take place on the web through GoToWebinar, an online distance learning software. The course will meet each day on May 22-23, 2019 from 12:00-5:00 pm (Eastern). You must have access to a computer and phone to attend the WebCourse.

-Registration

The Intro Housing Finance WebCourse qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

CDFA permits only one person to login and participate in the course. If multiple people are accessing the course without paying to attend, we will terminate the connection and access to GoToWebinar. CDFA offers group discounts for organizations that wish to register multiple people.

Register before April 29, 2019 for Early-Bird Rates.
Early Bird Rates
(Ends April 29)
CDFA Member: $550
Non-Member: $825
Standard Rates
(After April 29)
CDFA Member: $600
Non-Member: $875


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