VHA Housing Credit Conference


Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA) is pleased to invite you to our 2022 Housing Credit Conference!

The Housing Credit Conference provides networking and educational opportunities for tax professionals, developers, community development organizations, housing authorities, and other interested professionals in the emerging and established industry trends and best practices for leveraging low income housing tax credits (LIHTC).

We are excited to be back in person this year at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA . We hope you will join us for an exciting two days of learning and sharing. Details will be updated in real time so, please check back as new speakers and sessions will be added.

Keynote Speaker:

David M. Dworkin

President and CEO of the National Housing Conference

David M. Dworkin is the 17 th  president and chief executive officer of the National Housing Conference, the nation’s oldest housing coalition, founded in 1931. Prior to joining NHC in 2018, Mr. Dworkin was a senior policy adviser at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he advised Treasury Department officials on matters related to housing and community development. He also served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Detroit interagency team, where his responsibilities included developing and implementing strategies to assist in the City of Detroit’s revitalization.

Previously, he managed the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) at the Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund, which disbursed $80 million in grants for economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and nonprofit housing organizations.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, he was CEO and Founder of Affiniti Strategies, a political consulting firm that assisted clients build political relationship capital. Mr. Dworkin served in a number of leadership positions at Fannie Mae. His service in the administration of President George H.W. Bush included the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs. As national security advisor to Rep. Rod Chandler of Washington, he was recognized by Secretary of State James A. Baker III for his key role in the negotiation of the Bipartisan Accord on Central America, which led to the end of Nicaragua’s civil war and the inauguration of its first democratically elected government.

Mr. Dworkin was a freelance foreign correspondent and photographer for The Detroit News, where he covered the war in Afghanistan.  In 1984, he was the first Western journalist to cross
the Safed Koh mountain range with the rebels fighting in the region known as Tora Bora.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Hayley Hoffman.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Early Bird Panel: QAP Update and Investor Round Table
    Presenters: Chris Sterling (VACDC), Steve Smith (Truist), Anne Conner (Towne Bank), JD Bondurant (Virginia Housing)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Break

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Welcome, Lunch and Keynote
    Keynote Speaker: David M. Dworkin, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

  • Break

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

  • ESG In Practice; How do the elements fit into LIHTC deals
    Presenters: Tom Leibel (Moseley Architects), Rob Hazelton (D3G), Stephanie Caragher (Cohn Reznick), Art Fleming (FHLB-ATL)
  • Innovate or Stagnate: Getting to the Closing Table
    Presenters: AJ Jackson (JBG Smith), Mike Graff (McGuireWoods), Rob Barnard (Fairstead)
  • DEI – Zoning Reform
    Presenters: Jenny Schultz (Brookings), Scott Adams (McGuireWoods)

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • ESG Partnerships in Housing: Child daycare, services, and Telehealth
    Presenters: Marquan Jackson (APAH), Darryl Leedom (WHDC), Kerrie Wilson (Cornerstones VA)
  • Construction Issues from the Field
    Presenters: Jon Reid (UrbanCore VA), Damion Pizarro (Harkins Builders), Sergio Gambale (VHDA)
  • “Crane Watch”

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

  • Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

  • New Partnerships for Affordable Housing
    Presenters: Tammy Neal (Virginia Housing), Melissa Stallings (Capital Impact Partners), Shiree Monterey (7 and M), Vonda Orders (Reno & Cavanaugh), Kenneth Stewart (LIIF)
  • Sharing the Land 
    Presenters: Sunshine Mathon (Piedmont Housing), Michelle Krocker (NVAHA)

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Cocktail Reception
Thursday, September 15, 2022

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

  • State of the Commonwealth
    Presenters: Susan Dewey (Virginia Housing), Bryan Horn (DHCD)

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100 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219


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