WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Legal, housing and community development experts, including representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will discuss how to rebuild and create stronger communities devastated by disaster at the American Bar Association 22nd Annual Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Conference May 22-24 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, along with the BP oil spill, are a few of the disasters that affected communities recently and inspired this year’s conference theme, “Building Resilient Communities.” Other panels will focus on fair housing, low-income housing tax credits and community and economic development law.
Program highlights include:
“Disaster Assistance” — Panelists will engage in an interactive discussion about HUD disaster assistance programs, the federal response to disasters and the impact of the assistance.
Wednesday, May 22, 4 – 5:15 p.m.
“Stretching the Green Dollar — Energy-Oriented Financing to Preserve Affordable Housing” —Officials will discuss funding programs and tax incentives associated with energy financing designed to preserve public and affordable housing.
Thursday, May 23, 10 – 11:15 a.m.
“Rebuilding Community Infrastructure Post-Disaster” — Panelists will discuss how economic development policies impact the long-term economic development of a region.
Thursday, May 23, 3:45 – 5 p.m.
22nd Annual Forum on the Affordable Housing
and Community Development Law Conference
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave. SW
A complete agenda and updated list of speakers can be found online.
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