GOTTFRIED TO KEYNOTE HOUSING CONFERENCE

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 7:15am

The Honorable Keith E. Gottfried, general counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will give the keynote luncheon address at Novogradac & Company LLP's 13th Annual San Francisco Affordable Housing Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport on Thursday, September 14, 2006. Mr. Gottfried will speak on the creation of a new HUD Office of Compliance Assistance that is designed to help developers comply with HUD regulations.

As HUD's general counsel, Mr. Gottfried leads close to 400 attorneys and 300 non-attorneys in a nationwide organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., 10 regional offices and close to 40 field offices. He serves as the chief legal officer for HUD and is the senior legal advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other agency principal staff providing advice on all aspects of federal laws, regulations and policies applicable to public and Indian housing, community development programs, mortgage insurance programs, complex mixed financing transactions for residential development and health-care facilities, fair housing enforcement and urban development programs.