Principal and Director of Multifamily Property Compliance
Stephanie Naquin is a principal and director of multifamily property compliance with Novogradac, based in Novogradac’s Austin, Texas, office. Her work includes consulting with state agencies, equity providers, lenders, attorneys, developers and on-site staff on topics related to multifamily compliance of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42, IRC Section 142, the HOME program, National Housing Trust Fund, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development multifamily programs and other locally administrated affordable housing programs, with a focus on holistic compliance. Her team is responsible for reviewing thousands of tenant files annually for compliance across the country. Naquin frequently presents to statewide and national audiences. She also presents the Novogradac Property Compliance Workshop, develops educational/training material and writes for various publications, including a regular compliance article in the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. Naquin was previously the director of multifamily compliance with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, where her team oversaw all aspects of compliance monitoring, physical inspection and compliance administration. Naquin began her career as a leasing agent with an owner-managed affordable housing organization, where she held various positions. Her experience in both the private and regulatory sectors of the industry allows her to synthesize complicated federal and state regulations and present that information in a concise and easily digestible manner. Naquin serves on the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers Governing Board and is the co-chair of their compliance committee. Her certifications include the National Center for Housing Management Certified Occupancy Specialist, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Credit Certified Professional and the Novogradac Property Compliance Certification.