Webinar - What the ELIHPA Statute Means to Rural Housing Owners

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Webinar Description:

If you are the owner of Rural Housing, you need to have an understanding of the Emergency Low Income Housing Preservation Act (ELIHPA) and the current implications for your property.  This topic will be explored by two distinguished panels.



                                                Colleen Fisher, Executive Director

of the

Council for Affordable and Rural Housing

 is pleased to invite you to a Webinar


“What the ELIHPA Statute Means to Rural Housing Owners”



Friday, October 29, 2010

 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific

Please register here (link). Access instructions will be emailed upon registration


Webinar Description:

If you are the owner of Rural Housing, you need to have an understanding of the Emergency Low Income Housing Preservation Act (ELIHPA) and the current implications for your property.  This topic will be explored by two distinguished panels.


Panel 1-How ELIHPA Works

Moderator – Katie Alitz, Senior Vice President, Dispositions, Boston Capital;  President, Board of Directors, CARH. 

Speakers- Tom Flynn, Thomas Flynn Development Corp., Richard M. Price, Nixon Peabody, LLP, and Laurence Anderson, Director MFH Preservation and Direct Loans, Housing and Community Facilities Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This panel will discuss what preservation means to Rural Housing.  Participants will gain a better understanding of:

  1. How to apply for incentives under ELIHPA.
  2. Limitations under the loan agreement.
  3. The ELIHPA statute and its origins.

Panel 2—ELIHPA and Its Implications

Moderator – Katie Alitz, Senior Vice President, Dispositions, Boston Capital.

Speakers- Jeff Eckland, Eckland & Blando, LLP, Harry Kelly and Richard M. Price, Nixon Peabody, LLP.  

Participants will gain a better understanding of:

  1. How ELIHPA effectively modifiedSection 515 and 514 mortgage contracts.
  2. The history of the ongoing litigation.
  3. Related HUD litigation, as well as similarities anddifferences between the HUD portfolio and 515 portfolio.
  4. The settlement agreement and how one became or maybecome part of the settlement.
  5. What a class action is and how it relates to theELIHPA litigation settlement.
  6. The Anti-Assignment Act and its implication.

 Fees:  CARH Members are complimentary, but must register. Non-Members may participate for a fee of $50.00 per person.  Join CARH now and enjoy this complimentary Webinar along with numerous other membership benefits.  Please click here (link to join CARH) or call Tamara Schultz at 703-837-9001.


Registration:  Please register as soon as possible.  Participation is limited and registrants will be taken in the order they are received.  Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the Webinar.  Non-members may pay by MasterCard, Visa, or AMEX upon registration.  There will be no refunds, but you may appoint a replacement in the event you are unable to participate.  You will receive access information upon receipt of your registration.  Please confirm when you receive the access information. 

Please register here (link).


Questions:  Please contact CARH at 703-837-9001 or carh@carh.org.  We look forward to being with you on October 29!


Speaker Bios:


Katherine M. AlitzKatherine M. Alitz is Senior Vice President and Director of Dispositions and Special Assets at Boston Capitol, responsible for the disposition of LIHTC assets as well as managing and monitoring assets within Boston Capital’s LIHTC portfolio.  She is the President of the Board of Directors for CARH.  Katie holds a MS in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. 


Laurence Anderson is the Director of MFH Preservation and Direct Loans, Housing and Community Facilities Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.  He is the former Director of the Office of Rental Housing Preservation (ORHP).  He served for 20 years in the RHS/FmHA National Office, focusing on the management and servicing of USDA financed Multi-Family (MFH) Projects. He is responsible for having automated tenant and project information at the USDA.  He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers and an undergraduate degree from Michigan StateUniversity, also in Public Administration.  Mr. Anderson received the 2000 Harry Tomlinson award from CARH for outstanding contributions from a Federal employee in supporting affordable Rural Housing.


Jeff H. EcklandJeff H. Eckland is a government contracts and commercial litigation attorney at Eckland & Blando LLP, in Minneapolis, MN.  His 28-year legal career includes his 2002 United States Supreme Court argument where the Court ruled (536 U.S. 129) in favor of his clients’ government contract claims.  In addition to engaging in lawsuits of all kinds, Mr. Eckland focuses on representing clients in federal, state, and local government contract matters.  He is a past president (1995-96) of the Twin Cities Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (“NCMA”), serves on the NCMA’s Executive Advisory Council, and is a Planning Committee Member of the Annual National Seminars on Government Contracts sponsored by the University of Minnesota.  He is a Director of the Fund for the Legal Aid Society and is active in the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law.  Mr. Eckland holds a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. 


Thomas F. Flynn is President of Flynn Development Corporation and Vice President of Flynn Management Corporation in Clearwater,FL.  He currently manages 51 USDA-RD properties.  He served three terms on the Board of Directors for CARH and is a former Co-chairman of the CARH Initiatives Committee.  Mr. Flynn received the CARH Member of the Year Award in 2003.  He currently serves as President of the Florida CARH.  He is a licensed Florida contractor, a Real Estate Broker in Florida and Georgia, and has also earned the Rural Housing Executive designation conferred by CARH.  Mr. Flynn holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MBA from Harvard University.



Harry J. Kelly is a partner with Nixon Peabody, LLP, Washington, DC, and focuses his law practice on the transactional and litigation aspects of affordable housing, government contracts and real estate.  Mr. Kelly represents clients in disputes with federal agencies, resolution of contractual issues with public and private entities, compliance with antidiscrimination and environmental laws, and advice on financial matters, including bankruptcy.  He has written and lectured widely on matters such as antidiscrimination laws (including the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Fair Housing Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act), security and management issues (including the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on the operation of commercial and residential properties), and administrative enforcement matters.  He holds a B.A. from Williams College, a M.C.R.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. 


Richard Michael Price is a partner with Nixon Peabody, LLP, in Washington, DC, and practices affordable housing, real estate and syndication law.  Mr. Price closes transactions financed with HUD and USDA multifamily mortgage loans, tax credit equity and tax-exempt bond proceeds, and assists clients with a broad array of approvals including mortgage assignments and property transfers.  He has been actively involved with CARH, the National Leased Housing Association, and the Mortgage Bankers Association.  Mr. Price has written numerous articles and regularly lectures at national educational conferences on mortgage sales, workouts, HUD enforcement, fair housing, rural housing and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. He is often involved with drafting legislation and has advised parties about affordable housing issues internationally.  He holds B.A.and J.D. degrees from George Washington University.


About CARH:  The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) is the nation’s premier non-profit trade association for participants in the affordable rural housing profession.  CARH is the only association that solely represents the needs of the entire rural housing industry.  CARH promotes the views and concerns of its members before Congress and appropriate officials at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Treasury, and before state housing finance agencies and other state and local agencies that focus on housing.  For more information, please visit www.carh.org, or contact CARH at carh@carh.org or at 703-837-9001. 

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