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Thursday May 12, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center 
100 Deer Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Jane Law 
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority 

2016 Multi-family Housing Conference 

New Hampshire Housing’s Spring Multi-family Conference has quickly become a "not to be missed" yearly gathering of the state’s affordable multi family housing development community. Join us on May 12 in Portsmouth to learn about innovative design models for multi family housing covering a diverse array of topics, including creation of more livable spaces, accessibility, micro apartments and new approaches to adaptive reuse. The morning will also provide for a timely discussion of encouraging small scale residential development in the existing housing stock and infill sites.

The conference provides a tremendous opportunity to network with colleagues and partners across the spectrum of the affordable housing community; developers, funders, syndicators, property managers, builders and designers. We hope to see you in Portsmouth.

Registration for this event is $45 for the morning session and free for the afternoon USDA Rural Development training. The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. Registration closes Thursday, May 12. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for driving directions. The closest parking areas are the High/Hanover parking garage and the Sheraton Hotel lot. Both of these locations charge $1/hour. Visit for information about additional parking in the area and parking rates.

Tentative Agenda

8:00-8:30        Registration

8:30-9:00        Welcome by Dean Christon, Executive Director of New Hampshire Housing

9:00-10:20      Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Affordable Housing
                       Moderator: Kyle Barker, Warrenstreet Architects
                       Ben Walter, CWS Artchitects
                       Todd Hanson, JSA Architects
                       Matt Teare, Sea Coast Management

The morning's first panel will focus on innovative design issues in affordable rental housing. The panelists bring wide ranging expertise to bear on the topics of design, livable spaces, accessibility and cost effective apartment layout. Whether it’s new construction or adaptive reuse of existing buildings, the panelists will share their thoughts on new approaches to the delivery of high quality affordable housing and modest changes that can make a difference in the lives of residents.

10:20-10:40    Break

10:40-12:00    Panel Discussion: Encouraging Small Scale Multi-family Residential Development
                      Using Infill Sites and Existing Building Stock
                      Moderator: Rob Dapice, Program Manager, Multi-family Underwriting, NHHFA
                      Eric Chinburg, Chinburg Properties
                      Thomas Clark, City of Dover
                      Jon Chorlian, Developer
                      Sylvia von Aulock, Southern NH Planning Commission
                      Susan Westa, Connecticut Main Street Center

The late morning will focus on the role that redevelopment of existing building stock plays in our state’s affordable housing landscape and discuss what opportunities exist in this sector of the housing market. Our expert panelists will discuss what can be done to encourage adaptive reuse of existing buildings while identifying the real barriers presented by building codes, local land use controls and funding requirements.

12:00-1:00      Lunch/Networking

1:00-2:30        Preservation of Rural Development's Existing Housing Stock

                       Speakers:  Martha Hanson, Finance and Loan Analyst, USDA
                       Rural Development.
                       Heidi Setien, Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development
                       Michael Urban, Housing Program Director New Hampshire/Vermont, USDA Rural
                       Andrew B. Winter, Executive Director, Twin Pines Housing Trust

This training will cover the preservation of Rural Development’s existing housing stock. An in-depth overview of the transfer program in combination with the 4% tax credit program. The training will consist of eligibility of a property and new owner, the utilization of the Preliminary Assessment Tool (PAT) through a concurrence of the transfer from the National Office. This training will also cover the Multifamily Preservation Revitalization Program (MPR), including stay in owner transactions and how this program can be merged with the transfer of properties. The tools available with the MPR offered from the agency. The last topic will cover maturing mortgages and how transfers, the MPR program and just debt deferrals can provide tools to extend maturing mortgages. 

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