Policy Brunch

Location

5th Floor, Manchester Ballroom E-G

Date

Jul 24 2019

Time

Central Daylight Savings Time
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Policy Brunch

See schedule below.

Hourly Schedule

Day 1

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast with Keynote Speaker: Senator Eddie Lucio, District 27
State Senator Eddie Lucio has had a huge impact on the housing production of affordable housing production. In the 86th Legislative Session, as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, he passed legislation that modernized the use of tax exempt bond financing to provide increased economic and housing development opportunities. His ability to bring stakeholders together and build consensus contributes to his reputation as a true public servant. Senator Lucio is a native of Brownsville, Texas and was elected State Senator in 1991. He also sits on the Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development, Veterans Affairs and Military Installations, the Subcommittee on Border Security, and serves as Vice Chairman of Senate Education Committee.
Speakers / Panelists
Senator Eddie Lucio, District 27
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Washington Wire- Tax Reform One Year Later
Moderator: Tom Dixon, Boston Capital

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or Federal Tax Reform, has been in place for over a year now. See how this policy has worked with newly established Opportunity Zones, the value of tax credits, levels of federal appropriations, and rising development costs. TAAHP Board Member Tom Dixon moderates a panel with Washington housing policy and finance experts who have the latest facts on how Tax Reform has impacted investments in affordable housing.
Speakers / Panelists
Beth Mullin, CohnReznick LLP, David Gasson, Boston Capital, Monica Sussman Nixon Peabody, LLP
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
A Re-Cap of the 86th Legislative Session (with elected officials)
Moderator: Bobby Bowling, Tropicana Building Corporation

There was much activity impacting affordable housing during the 86th Texas Legislature. The changing dynamics of the legislature’s leadership and makeup had much to do with the policy outcomes that will impact industry. Hear directly from our elected state leaders about what they see as the vital outcomes from the legislative session that will affect housing policy in Texas.
Speakers / Panelists
Rep. Angie Button, District 12 (2019 Urban Affairs Committee Chairwoman), Senator Carol Alvarado, District 6, Senator Jose Menendez, District 26
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Agency Leaders Talk Affordable Housing
Moderator: K. Nicole Asarch, Rock Real Estate, Ltd.

As the demand for affordable housing continues to increase, we look to innovative solutions with our public agencies who are responsible for administering critical scarce resources. TAAHP Immediate Past President K. Nicole Asarch will moderate a distinguished panel of state executives in a discussion of how we are collectively addressing issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis.
Speakers / Panelists
David Cervantes, TDHCA, Rob Latsha, Texas Bond Review Board
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A Look Ahead to 2020
Moderator: TAAHP 2018-2019 President Debra Guerrero, The NRP Group
Senator Eddie Lucio, District 27
Senator Eddie Lucio, District 27
Beth Mullin, CohnReznick LLP
David Gasson, Boston Capital
David Gasson, Boston Capital
Monica Sussman Nixon Peabody, LLP
Rep. Angie Button, District 12 (2019 Urban Affairs Committee Chairwoman)
Rep. Angie Button, District 12 (2019 Urban Affairs Committee Chairwoman)
Senator Carol Alvarado, District 6
Senator Carol Alvarado, District 6
Senator Jose Menendez, District 26
Senator Jose Menendez, District 26
David Cervantes, TDHCA
Rob Latsha, Texas Bond Review Board