Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to Address Housing Credit Industry’s Premier Conference


WASHINGTON, DC – May 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) is pleased to announce that Henry Cisneros, former Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Housing Commission will deliver the keynote address at Housing Credit Connect in San Francisco on June 25, 2013. This annual event, presented by NCSHA, convenes decision makers from the nation’s Housing Credit allocating agencies with leading program experts to discuss the top issues facing this vital housing resource.

As HUD Secretary, Cisneros championed fair housing policies and unveiled a plan for HUD to provide $70 million in housing vouchers enabling low-income Americans to rent living space in the communities of their choice. He also was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments. He currently serves as Executive Director of CityView, which works with urban builders to create homes priced within the range of average families. Cisneros will discuss his overall views on the BPC’s recommendations to elevate housing to the top of the national policy agenda.

“We are honored that Secretary Cisneros will give the keynote address at Housing Credit Connect’s Opening Plenary session,” said Barbara Thompson, executive director of NCSHA. “The former Secretary has been a long-standing supporter of the affordable housing industry and a good friend of the HFA community. We look forward to his insights as we work to preserve and expand the Housing Credit program to increase the supply of affordable rental housing for those in need.”

NCSHA has sponsored this popular meeting since 1992. Formerly known as NCSHA’s Housing Credit Conference & Marketplace, the conference was rebranded this year to reflect its prominence as the industry’s premier Housing Credit event, along with all of the great opportunities provided to attendees through insightful educational sessions, an expansive marketplace with exhibits of the latest products and services, and multiple networking events.

This year’s conference will explore the latest innovations in Housing Credit development, finance, compliance and management, including emerging trends from the equity and bond markets, strategies for cost-effective development, new multifamily financing opportunities, deal structuring and underwriting tactics, Year 15 preservation and disposition strategies, best practices in asset management, and proactive approaches to program compliance. The conference will also provide breaking news on legislative and regulatory program developments, plus forecasts of new issues facing the industry in the year ahead.

Housing Credit Connect is attended by executive directors and senior staff from the nation’s Housing Credit allocating agencies, plus federal program regulators, affordable housing developers, lenders, syndicators, investors, tax advisors, asset managers, nonprofits, compliance experts, property managers, service providers, and other industry leaders.

This year’s Housing Credit Connect will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis (780 Mission Street, San Francisco). Top sponsors include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Enterprise, Gill Group, Inc., KeyBank Community Development Lending, PNC Real Estate, Red Stone Equity Partners, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, WNC, Community Development Trust, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, RBC Capital Markets, and Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap.

Early registration discounts are available through May 24. For more information about the Housing Credit Connect program agenda, registration, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at

State Housing Finance Agencies, known as HFAs, share a public purpose mission to provide affordable housing help to the people of their jurisdictions who need it.

The National Council of State Housing Agencies – known as NCSHA – is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan association that advocates on behalf of HFAs before Congress and the Administration for affordable housing resources. It represents the HFAs of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Membership also includes more than 300 affordable housing industry partners.

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