2019 Owner & Developer Annual Meeting Agenda


Welcome Reception 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join fellow Developers, Owners, Management Companies, USDA-RD and MSHDA staff, and Vendors for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and table games at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Black River Room.



Welcome 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.  

Enjoy breakfast in the Black River meeting room as Pete Potterpin, President of MRDC, welcomes speakers and attendees.


Syndicator & Lender Update 8:35 - 9:25 a.m.

This session will provide a moderated market update from a panel of affordable multifamily debt and equity providers. Get answers to your questions regarding changes in tax credit equity pricing and availability, debt interest rates and terms, and deal structuring changes.


Accessibility for Owners 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Mark English, E&A Team

Mark English of E&A Team joins us to discuss the latest Department of Justice accessibility settlement and enforcement actions, and why it's important to read the fine print. He will share the recent actions by NCSHA and how it will potentially affect state LIHTC point systems and/or threshhold requirements. Steps to take before building new construction to prevent accessibility problems, and steps to take before rehabbing to prevent accessibility issues. Hear the benefits of voluntarily changing your accessibility practices. 


MSHDA Update 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Chad Benson
John Hundt
Andrew Martin

MSHDA's staff share updates on what’s new at MSHDA with regard to the QAP, LIHTC, direct lending and other topics on MSHDA's radar, and to discuss topics previously submitted by MRDC attendees. 

USDA - RD Update 11:20 - 11:55 a.m. 
Susan Tetil, MFH Promgram Director of USDA-RD, Michigan

Representatives from USDA-RD's Michigan office join together to give an agency update, and to discuss topics previously submitted by MRDC attendees.


CARH Update  12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Colleen Fisher, Executive Director

Colleen Fisher, Executive Director of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) will discuss the latest legislative adn regulatory issues inpacting the affordable rural housing industry nationwide.


Lunch with Keynote Speaker 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  


USDA-RD present Michigan's Manager of the Year Award

 Registration opening July 15th