Silverado Resort and Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA
April 21 – 23, 2017
Rental Demonstration Program (RAD)
Moderator Dianne Jackson McLean with William DiCamillo, Goldfarb & Lipman
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
This panel will discuss the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Rental Demonstration Program (RAD), a program used to convert traditional public housing to private ownership in the City and County of San Francisco (the “City”). Under this program, 28 projects consisting of over 4,000 public housing units were conveyed by the Housing Authority of the City and County of San Francisco (the “Authority”) to private ownership. The panel will discuss how the City and the Authority used the RAD program to generate over $800 million of public and private financing, from the City, HUD, tax-exempt bonds, low-income housing tax credits and private financing, to make much needed deferred capital improvements to the public housing units, which are now under private ownership. The panel will discuss the unique legal issues involved in the transactions, including title issues, relocation issues, financing issues and the use of forms documents by the eight development teams for the 28 projects’ closings.
State’s Density Bonus Law
Moderator Dianne Jackson McLean with Barbara Kautz and Eric Phillips, Goldfarb & Lipman
10:45 – 12:15 a.m.
Barbara Kautz and Eric Phillips will be speaking on a panel moderated by Dianne Jackson McLean at the 2017 Real Property Law Section Retreat in Napa, California. The panel will cover all aspects of interpreting and applying the state’s density bonus law, including identifying what projects are eligible for a density bonus, what benefits are these projects entitled to once they’re even eligible for a density bonus, what discretion does the city or county have in granting these benefits, and what should a city or county include in its local ordinances and procedures. The discussion will cover recent developments in the state law enacted during the last legislative session, as well as relevant case law.