Agenda - Novogradac 2015 Tax Credit Housing Finance Conference

Thursday, Dec. 3

8-9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9-9:15 a.m.
Welcome
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9:15-10:30 a.m.
Capitol Hill Update
Hear about important tax reform proposals, including updates on the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed tax extenders. Delve also into key state legislation such as California’s state LIHTC bills. Experts, who are working with advocates in Congress, provide their outlook on the LIHTC’s future.
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10:30-10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.-Noon
Equity Marketplace Trends to Watch for in 2016
Investors and syndicators provide perspective on what's driving the equity market. They preview the year ahead, and share tips on ways to raise equity. Panelists will also discuss trends and share their ideas on investment structuring.
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Noon-1:30 a.m.
Luncheon

Concurrent Session 1

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Year 15 Strategies for a LIHTC Partnership

Year 15 planning for a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) partnership starts even before the development is placed in service. Our panelists will cover the major Year 15 issues that a LIHTC partnership should consider during its initial project structuring, as well as the exit strategies available for investors and general partners in Year 15 and their tax consequences. Our expert developers and investors will discuss how a LIHTC partnership can be best prepared for Year 15.
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2:45-3 pm
Break

3-4 p.m.
Purchasing Property or Partnership Interests

Thinking of buying or selling your GP interest in an affordable housing partnership? Come hear industry experts discuss what should be done when performing due diligence and what pitfalls to avoid. Listen to the panel discuss how to value a GP interest.
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4-4:10 p.m.
Break

4:10-5 p.m.
Current Compliance Issues

Complying with federal and state rules for affordable housing rental properties is a rigorous endeavor, as regulations are updated and definitions evolve. Hear how to apply guidance from the IRS’s LIHTC Audit Technique Guide or HUD’s hold harmless rules to keep your LIHTC property in compliance.
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Concurrent Session 2

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Year 15 Strategies for Nonprofits

Our panelists discuss key issues in the fight to preserve affordable housing. Nonprofits can learn different strategies to remove the limited partner, including the right of first refusal and refinancing. Exit taxes and project/partnership issues will also be addressed.
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2:45-3 p.m.
Break

3-4 p.m.
HUD Program Updates

Hear updates regarding recent HUD programs, specifically proposed cuts to the HOME program funding, increases in the cap of RAD program public housing units and RAD conversions.
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4-4:10 p.m.
Break

4:10-5 p.m.
New Funding Sources for LIHTC Properties

Panelists will discuss new funding sources for affordable housing, including new state housing tax credit programs, creative financing solutions for new money or refinancing opportunities, as well as gap financing and operating assistance for many LIHTC developments.
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Friday, Dec. 4

8-9 a.m.
Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.
Closing Address: Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Debt Market Spotlight

Gain expert insight into how to navigate different types of debt financing. Discover which types of financing work together best for certain investments. Panelists will compare aspects of 9 percent LIHTC transactions to acquisition/rehabilitations and 4 percent tax-exempt bond investments.
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