Affordable Housing Seminar
McKonly & Asbury’s 2019 Spring Affordable Housing Seminar was held on June 19, 2019. The day began with an update from PHFA’s Holly Glauser, Director of Development at PHFA. Holly spoke about the 2019 LIHTC tax credit round. Holly announced that currently the 2020 LIHTC tax credit application deadlines are mid-September for the Intent to Submit and November 15, 2019 for the final application. PHFA is not anticipating holding a pre-application meeting for this round since the Qualified Allocation Plan will not change. Holly also spoke about Tax Exempt Volume Cap activity, average income, and the new compliance monitoring regulations. Finally, Holly gave a brief overview of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act.
Next, Judy Crosby, Of Counsel at Kutak Rock LLP, presented a legislative update which took a deeper look into Holly’s overview of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. Judy also spoke about what nonprofit organizations should be on the lookout for when they are developing a low-income housing tax credit property. Judy gave some excellent tips for how to structure the partnership agreement as well as had a great discussion on the importance of certain tax items for the general partner.
Elizabeth Harriger, Partner & Director of Affordable Housing Services at McKonly & Asbury and Josh Bantz, Senior Manager at McKonly & Asbury gave a presentation on accounting for the Development Cost Certification and the first year audit.McKonly & Asbury’s next seminar is scheduled for October 22, 2019, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and will feature A.J. Johnson, President of A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, Inc.