Building on Today’s Opportunity to Create Tomorrow’s Success – CARH’s 2016 Midyear Meeting

CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Midyear Meeting Update

December 3, 2015

CARH is pleased to announce the full agenda for the 2016 Midyear Meeting, which will be held from January 25-27 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Click here for a copy of the 2016 Midyear Meeting Brochure which contains the full agenda, a list of featured speakers and the registration form. You can also visit the CARH website,, to download the brochure, registration form and become a meeting sponsor.

As always, during the Midyear Meeting, attendees will receive the most up-to-date trends and regulatory and legislative news impacting the affordable rural housing industry. Educational sessions will also be featured during the meeting. As you will see in the brochure, sessions include:

  • Opening Luncheon—News from Washington
  • Outlook from the Regulators
  • Opportunities and Successes – The Housing Credit Program 30 Years Later
  • How the Budget Act & IRS Guidance Will Impact Your Deal
  • Growth Strategies for Management Companies
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Affordable Housing
  • Fannie Mae’s Duty to Serve
  • Building Blocks for Successful Preservation Transactions
  • The Latest Enforcement Actions by DOJ and Advocacy Groups: Why You Are Going to Re-think Your Business Strategy
  • RD’s Comprehensive Property Assessment and Portfolio Analysis

Additionally, all of CARH’s standing committees will meet. The committee chairs want to hear from you! If you are interested in placing a particular issue on the agenda for any of the following committee meetings, e-mail your suggestion to

  • Education and Best Practices Committees (joint session)
  • State Affiliated Association Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Development and Owner Committees (joint session

Also during the meeting, the following special events will be held:

  • Receptions
    • Opening Reception at The Alamo (To take the docent tour of the Alamo during the reception, be sure to complete the “Special Event” section of the registration form and include $25 per person, as the tour is not included in the meeting registration fee)
    • Joint Networking Reception with the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Industry Trade Show with Exhibitors

Please keep in mind that the conference begins on Monday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Wednesday, January 27 at 12:15 p.m. Our last day will feature two important workshops that will be general session formats. The first one, The Latest Enforcement Actions by DOJ and Advocacy Groups: Why You Are Going to Re-think Your Business Strategywill explore DOJ’s actions in aggressively bringing enforcement actions against developers of affordable multifamily housing that they have determined are not in compliance with the Fair Housing Act and, in some cases, Section 504 accessibility requirements. In the second workshop, “RD’s Comprehensive Property Assessment and Portfolio Analysis,” panelists will discuss the study being updated that will provide a detailed analysis of RD’s multifamily portfolio. RD officials will give preliminary analysis to attendees and recommendations will be reviewed against current implementation of the Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization demonstration program and the Preliminary Assessment Tool. When making your travel arrangements, please make sure that your schedule allows you to attend these important sessions!
If you have not already done so, register now for the Midyear Meeting!  Click here to download the registration form. The form can also be found in the Midyear Meeting Brochure as well as online at

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Westin Riverwalk Hotel by calling (210) 224-6500 and referencing the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing to receive the special discounted rates. Or, click here, to reserve a room online. Please note, discounted hotel rates expire on January 5, 2016. Registrants will receive a special rate of $209 per night for City View rooms and $229 for River View rooms, both single/double occupancy. Strong attendance is expected at the meeting, so make your reservations as soon as possible.

Please feel free to pass this e-mail to other colleagues who may be interested in attending CARH’s 2016 Midyear Meeting. We hope to see you in January!

If you have any questions, please contact the CARH national office at 703-837-9001 or



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