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Wednesday, 1:45PM - 3:15PM

Fair Housing: The More You Know

This presentation will cover two intertwined areas that commonly arise in multifamily housing under Section 504 and the Fair Housing Act: Service and companion animals, and handling other common Reasonable Accommodation/Modification requests.


Learning Objectives:

  • Allowances & restrictions related to service and companion animals in housing.
  • Requests under Section 504 for 5% designated units and non-designated 5% units.
  • Requests under the Fair Housing Act.

Speakers: Mark English, President, E&A Team, Inc.; Jennifer Purrington, Attorney, Disability Law Colorado 

Wednesday, 3:45PM - 5PM

Creating Stability Through Service Relationships

Leveraging resources for residents is an important part of keeping residents happy and thriving. Organizations have options to either keep this in-house or partner with community programs or a mixture of both. Listen to both sides strengths and bring back some new ideas or ways to your own organization’s structure.


Learning Objectives:

  • Redefine your current resident service practices
  • MOUs to ensure compliance with regulations, organizational value, mission, program objectives, accountability and liability.
  • Leave with tools to continue the conversation with your own staff.

Speakers: Sharon Knight, President and CEO, Hope Communities; Allison Kramer, Resident Services Director, Rocky Mountain Communities;  Laural Radmore, MSW, Director of Residential Services. CCH


Thursday, 10AM - 11:30AM

Affordable Housing for Multicultural & Refugee Communities

As Colorado gains more people moving to our state from other parts of the United State and world-wide it brings up additional elements to affordable housing. Conducting community assessments and building for what residents need and not what we think they want will help keep culture rich neighborhoods thriving.


Speakers: Meg Allen, Director, Colorado Providers for Integration Network; David Cryar, Program Manager-Grace Apartments, Mercy Housing; Sarah Fischer, Resident Services Coordinator, Hope Communities, Paul Stein, Refugee Coordinator, Colorado Department of Human Services


Thursday, 1:30PM - 2:45PM

Casualty Loss & Recapture of Credits

Recapture is a nightmare for every affordable housing developer and investor.  We’ll discuss casualty losses, presidentially declared disaster areas, and how to avoid potential violations that can lead to issuance of Forms 8823 and tax credit recapture.  We’ll also discuss potential disaster scenarios, so you can protect your property.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how casualty losses can affect recapture of tax credits on a project.
  • Learn about the intricacies of the tax code on recapture of tax credits and loss of tax credits.
  • Understand how to calculate any recapture or losses and how to potentially avoid them.


Speakers: William Callison, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Michael Morrison, Partner, Novogradac & Company, LLP; Jeff Nishita, Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP; Masouda Omar, Manager of Multifamily Program Compliance, CHFA

Thursday, 3:15PM -4:30PM

Housing! Economic Justice for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the primary cause of homelessness for women and children. To address survivors housing needs beyond emergency shelter, Colorado launched an innovative housing first model in 2018. Best practices, including strategies to foster collaborative relationships with your local domestic violence program, will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

  • Working with survivors in a housing program.
  • Innovative long-term housing approaches being implemented in Colorado.
  • Roundtable disccusions to identify collaboration in your local community.

Speakers: Stevi Gray, Housing Program Manager, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Claudia Hurtado-Myers, Housing Program Manager, Bright Future Foundation; Sheri Mintz, Executive Director, Bright Future Foundation


Friday, 10AM - 11:30AM

Financing Affordable Housing Preservation

Now in the second year of its work, Colorado’s Housing Preservation Network is making great progress in preserving affordable housing.  Hear details of a case study on a successful project and funding options for preservation such as accelerator funds, RAD, historic tax credits, preservation loan programs and new housing funds.

Learning Objectives:

  • What funding sources can be utilized for preservation.
  • Pros and Cons of different funding sources.
  • Lessons learned from a preservation project case study.

Speakers: Laura Brudzynski, Denver Manager of Housing Policy and Programs, City of Denver Office of Economic Development; Beth Truby, Preservation Program Manager, CHFA; Cat Vielma, VP Public Housing, National Equity Fund



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