NHPF remains very concerned regarding the overall health and well-being of our 25,000 residents during the Covid-19 crisis. We have been actively working with our third-party management companies in taking steps such as increased cleaning of common areas, limiting resident contact except for emergency situations and, through our resident services program subsidiary Operation Pathways, providing information about resources for financial assistance, food, medicine, transportation, and needed supplies. In addition, we have placed a moratorium on all evictions for non-payment of rent for the duration of this crisis and are actively engaging our residents who have been financially impacted to discuss payment plans. We fully appreciate the social and emotional tolls the length of this crisis have taken on our residents and we will follow all local and state government directives regarding the reopening of our sites and community centers. The safety and well-being of our residents remains our highest priority.

All proceeds from the 2017 Symposium & Dinner benefited NHPF's Fund for New Development, supporting the acquisition, pre-development, development, and service-enriched affordable housing properties in communities around the country.

The NHPF 2017 Symposium & Dinner / Pay for Success and Affordable Housing

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Union Station, Washington, DC
4:00-8:30 pm 

Download The NHP Foundation 2017 Symposium & Dinner Journal
View Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Message
View The NHP Foundation’s video Delivering On Our Commitment
View The NHP Foundation’s full video of the 2017 Symposium
Download Pay for Success & Affordable Housing
Click here to read more about the 2017 NHPF Symposium & Dinner.



4:00-5:45 pm
The afternoon will kick-off with an Awards Presentation to the foremost lawmakers who are helping ensure the rights of those in need of safe, affordable housing.

4:00-4:15 pm
Awards Presentation
United States Senator
Orrin Hatch (UT)

United States Senator
Maria Cantwell (WA)

4:15-4:30 pm
Academic Study


Stefano Rumi, Senior Research Fellow, Pay for Success Lab, University of Virginia, a Jefferson Scholar whose interests revolve around a multidisciplinary approach to the future of affordable housing and innovative financing mechanisms like Pay for Success contracts.

4:30-5:45 pm
Panel Discussion


Will America provide enough affordable housing to meet the demands of millions of low to moderate renters in need? As we take on this current and future challenge, what will the affordable housing industry look like? Who will lead and innovate and take our country to a place where every neighborhood and community can provide adequate housing? Join us for an afternoon of engaging discussion on the evolving landscape of housing in America with experts from real estate, finance, construction and public policy.

Michele Lerner, Real estate/personal finance writer and contributor to the Washington Post whose work also appears in REIT magazine, New Home Source, Bankrate, Credit Karma, Realtor.com, National Real Estate Investor, Urban Land, The Motley Fool, Fox Business, MSN and other realtor publications.

Thom Amdur, Executive Director, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association directs day-to-day operations including legislative and regulatory advocacy, committee activities, conferences and events, publications, financial management and strategic planning.

Maya Brennan, Research Associate, Urban Institute engages in research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement as part of the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute.

Emily Cadik, Director, Public Policy, Enterprise Community Partners leads policy and advocacy related to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit and rental assistance programs.

Stephen Green, COO/CIO, NHPF has more than 35 years of experience in real estate and economic development projects in both the public and private sectors.

Andrew M. Grumet, Partner, Drinker Biddle focuses his work in the areas of charitable giving, philanthropy and the general representation of domestic and international tax-exempt organizations.

Michael J. Novogradac, CPA Novogradac & Company LLP has more than 25 years of experience specializing in affordable housing, community development and renewable energy.

Mark Ragsdale, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank has nearly 30 years of experience in the multifamily affordable housing finance industry and is a key member of PNC Real Estate’s affordable housing team.


5:45-7:00 pm
Palm Court, Union Station, Washington, DC
Cocktail Reception

7:00-8:30 pm
East Hall, Union Station, Washington, DC
Video Presentation: Delivering on Our Commitment