CARH Announces 2015 Midyear Meeting Agenda

Midyear Meeting Update

December 5, 2014

CARH is pleased to announce the full agenda for the 2015 Midyear Meeting, which will be held from January 26-28 at Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida.  Click here for a copy of the 2015 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.

As always, during the Midyear Meeting, attendees will receive the most up-to-date 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
  • Regulatory Recap and Outlook
  • State of the States – Housing Credit News – What's Ahead in 2015?
  • The Section 538 Program – Advanced Deal Structures and Strategies
  • Technology and the Internet in 2015: What It Means for Your Business
  • Emerging Trends and Creating Niche Developments in Affordable Housing
  • Advanced Tax Credit Issues
  • Preservation Challenges and Opportunities
  • How the Fair Housing and False Claims Acts Can Stop Construction, Buying, and Selling RD Properties


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 Don CeSar
    • Networking Reception at the Salvador Dali Museum
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Industry Trade Show with Exhibitors


Please keep in mind that the conference begins on Monday, January 26 and concludes on Wednesday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. Our last day will feature two important workshops that will be general session formats.  The first one, "Preservation Challenges and Opportunities" will focus on RD's transfer process; panelists will discuss progress that has been made and issues that remain.  The second workshop, "How the Fair Housing and False Claims Acts Can Stop Construction, Buying, and Selling RD Properties" will provide important information on how these Acts can bring a deal to a grinding halt to a transaction; why both buyers and sellers need to understand the nuisances of the statutes.  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 Don CeSar hotel by calling (888) 575-6397 and referencing the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing to receive the special discounted rates. Please note, discounted hotel rates expire on January 2, 2015. Registrants will receive a special rate of $229 per night for standard rooms and $269 for premium 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 2015 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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