The 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit 05-2-19
From Ann Marie McCoy
Session 1: Opportunity Zones: Turning Opportunity into Success Much excitement surrounds the potential of Opportunity Zones. Much still remains unclear, however, as to how this potential is turned into a community development reality. This panel discussion will bring together representatives from the tax credit syndication, accounting, law, Community Development Financial Institutions and development industries to discuss how the tax benefits afforded by the Federal Opportunity Zone legislation can be leveraged to develop communities and create and preserve affordable housing.
Moderator: Jason Labate, Esq., Goldstein Hall Mary Amato, CPA Partner, CohnReznick Thomas McGrath, Senior Vice President and Director of Upstate Revitalization, Community Preservation Corporation Karen Przypyszny, SVP Equity Placement, National Equity Funds
Session 2: Affordable Housing Approaches: One Size Does Not Fit All This panel will examine the connectivity between health and housing and the emerging response through the development of supportive housing in integrated settings. How and whether economic integration is being achieved through inclusionary zoning including upcoming changes in the City of White Plains Affordable Housing Ordinance will also be covered.
Session 3: Faith Based Housing: Prophets and Profits
This panel discussion will focus on how developers and religious leaders can create housing that both serves the social good and produces a profit. With churches, mosques, and synagogues across the country currently seeking to develop low-cost housing, best practices for creating successful projects are beginning to emerge. The panel will draw from case histories, trends and experience to arm attendees with what they need to know to confidently invest in positive social change and reap financial rewards at the same time.
Moderator: David McKay Wilson, Tax Watch Columnist, Journal News Frank Cerbini, Vice President Acquisitions, National Housing Partnership Foundation Colin Jarvis, Executive Director, The Newburgh Ministry, Inc. Richard Roberts, Principal and Managing Director of Acquisitions, Redstone Equity Partners James A. Ryan, RLA, Principal, JMC Site Development Consultants Karen D’Attore, Executive Director, IFCA