Latest Events

  • JAN 26

    Roundtable with Heather Gould: Providing Preferences to House the Homeless

    Join Heather Gould, Karen K. McKay and Tom Zito for a roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of providing preferences in existing affordable housing developments to the homeless as well as providing a preference to homeless households in newly built affordable housing developments.


    When: January 26, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Where: Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA


  • JAN 21

    Luis Rodriguez Speaking at Novogradac NMTC Conference

    Luis Rodriguez will be speaking at the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference on January 21, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. The workshop will cover the many transaction structures for New Markets Tax Credits. For more information and to register for the conference, please click here.


  • NOV 12

    Karen Tiedemann speaking at CAL-ALHFA Annual Conference

    Join Karen Tiedemann as a panelist for CAL-ALHFA’s annual conference Fair Housing panel.


    When: November 12, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Where: Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn


    Click here for more information on conference workshops and to register.


  • OCT 29

    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?


    Click here for more information on conference workshops.


    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

    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.

    Click here for more information on the conference.

  • OCT 05

    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

    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

    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.