Mark Shelburne is a housing policy consultant with Novogradac. He is based in Raleigh, N.C., and works nationally. His work includes consulting with state agencies, local governments, equity providers, lenders, attorneys and developers on topics including allocation, compliance, HOME, revitalization, supportive housing and tax-exempt bonds. Mr. Shelburne is widely regarded as a top expert on these topics and frequently presents on them to statewide and national audiences. He also develops educational/training material and writes for various publications. Shelburne previously served as director of the Office of Housing Finance and Development at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, counsel and policy coordinator at the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and as a housing policy consultant for Novogradac. In these three capacities, Shelburne has revised and/or implemented 32 qualified allocation plans in 14 states, testified before Congress, provided resources to create more than 25,000 affordable rental homes, and led work resulting in four national awards. Before that, Mr. Shelburne was the general counsel of a LIHTC equity investor and an attorney in private practice. He has degrees in law, planning, and public policy from the University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill.