Latest Events

  • OCT 29
    2015

    Karen Tiedemann speaking at San Diego Housing Federation Annual Conference

    Fair Housing and Affordable Housing: The Potential to Join Forces

    Join Karen Tiedemann as a panelist for SDHF’s policy and advocacy track workshop “Fair Housing and Affordable Housing.” This panel will explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision affirming the ‘disparate impact’ standard for housing and HUD’s final rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). What do these new rulings and rules mean for affordable housing? How can fair housing and affordable housing advocates come together to advance a shared agenda?

     

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    When: October 29, 2015, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
    Where: San Diego Hilton Bayfront
    Moderator: Christian Abasto, Attorney, Public Law Center
    Panelists: Karen Tiedemann, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman; Mary Scott Knoll, Executive Director, Fair Housing Council of San Diego; Sheila Crowley, President & CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition.

  • OCT 08
    2015

    G&L Partners talking RAD at Annual Calbar Conference

    Join partners Dianne Jackson McLean, Michelle Brewer, Isabel Brown and William DiCamillo at the 88th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California for the Converting Public Housing to Private Ownership Under the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration Program panel from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Anaheim, CA.

    The panel will examine the legal issues and complexity of converting traditional public housing owned by public housing authorities to private ownership under the new HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. The RAD program is being used as a method of providing private financing for much-needed capital improvements for public housing developments. The panel will review several projects that have recently converted using this type of mixed public/private financing, including project-based Section 8, tax-exempt financing, low-income housing tax credits, state infrastructure financing, and bank and other private financing.

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  • OCT 05
    2015

    Barbara Kautz and Eric Phillips Presenting at 2015 Fall NPH Conference

    Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, Ca

     

    Inclusionary and Fair Housing: Oh My! The Courts Weigh In

     

    To the excitement of the affordable homes community, the California Supreme Court upheld inclusionary zoning in a decision expressing strong support for affordable housing solutions. And, to the surprise of court watchers, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act, spurring HUD to follow with its regulations for “affirmatively furthering fair housing.” Panelists will discuss this new legal landscape and what inclusionary ordinances, local zoning, and the location of affordable developments mean for cities, developers and advocates.

     

    Convener: Barbara Kautz, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

     

    Panel: Susan Friedland, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates; Eric Phillips, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP; Mike Rawson, Public Interest Law Project; Renee Williams, National Housing Law Project

     

  • OCT 05
    2015

    Barbara Kautz Speaking at 2015 California APA Chapter Conference

    Barbara Kautz will be speaking on “Local Solutions for Affordable Housing: Legal Issues, Technical Approaches and Programmatic Responses” on October 5, 2015, from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m., at the Oakland Marriott.

    Funding for affordable housing continues to decrease while the need increases. Recently, the courts have limited the imposition of inclusionary requirements and related in-lieu fees. With a lively exchange of stories and studies, this session will provide valuable tools for funding affordable housing while keeping you out of court.

    Moderator: Jane Riley, AICP, Housing Planner, County of Sonoma. Speakers: Barbara Kautz, FAICP, JD, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman; Darin Smith, Managing Principal, Economic & Planning Systems; David Gouin, Director of Economic Development and Housing, City of Santa Rosa; Jeff Schwob, AICP, Community Development Director, City of Fremont.

    For more information on the Conference, click here.

  • SEP 18
    2015

    Barbara Kautz speaking at SCANPH Annual Conference

    Barbara Kautz will be speaking at this year’s SCANPH annual conference on September 18, 2015 from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles. The workshop will cover Inclusionary Housing strategies to maximize affordable housing. Barb will be joined by Robert Hickey, National Housing Conference & Center for Housing Policy, and Sissy Trinh of the Southeast Asian Community Alliance. The panel will be moderated by Cesar Covarrubias of the Kennedy Commission.

     

    For more information about Barb’s workshop and the other workshops at this year’s SCANPH conference, please click here.

  • SEP 10
    2015

    DOLORES BASTIAN DALTON SPEAKING AT COURT OF APPEAL, THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT HALF-DAY CONFERENCE

    Dolores Bastian Dalton will be speaking on working with insurance issues in mediation on September 10, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Half-Day Conference in Sacramento presented by the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. For more information about Ms. Dalton’s presentation and the conference, please click here.

     

  • AUG 11
    2015

    Barbara Kautz talks Affordable Housing at SPUR

    Barbara Kautz will be presenting at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco on August 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Please join Barb, along with Kiersten Dischinger of the San Francisco Planning Department and Claudio Cappio of the City of Oakland, for a presentation on Encouraging Affordable Housing in San Francisco. Please click here for details on the presentation and to register.

     

  • MAY 21
    2015

    Margaret Jung moderating at ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development 24th Annual Conference, Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.

    Join Margaret Jung at the ABA’s 24th Annual Conference for the “Multiple Challenges of Multiple Building Projects” workshop on May 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm (Workshop 3D, Oriental A Room). This panel of legal and accounting experts will discuss the multiple challenges that arise when a project consists of more than one building. The panelists will discuss the impact of multiple buildings on the Form 8609, the minimum set aside, lease-up, the next available unit rule, contiguity rules, the 50% test, allocation of acquisition basis and other issues that may arise. For more information on the conference and workshops, click here.