Over 1,300 people gathered in the Windy City last week for AHF Live: The 2021 Affordable Housing Developers Summit hosted at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. AHF Live is the premier conference and exposition serving affordable housing developers, owners, management firms, and state housing agencies nationwide. This year’s conference focused on strategies and tools to help make deals feasible in the wake of the pandemic and affordable housing hardships. Exceptional speakers shared current market conditions, forecasts, and creative solutions for developing and preserving affordable housing.
The conference ran three days, from November 15-17 and was jam-packed with insightful sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and influential networking opportunities. Some of the top sessions included: a State of the Industry Power Panel, Weighing Your Debt Financing Options, Tapping Into Bond Financing, a Capitol Hill Update, and a Tax Credit Equity Outlook Power Panel.
The first day concluded with the annual awards ceremony. Congratulations to all of the 2021 award winners who’s exceptional merit made them stand out above the crowd. Awards and winners included:
Hall of Fame Inductees – Anne Segrest McCulloch, Housing Partnership Equity Trust – Diana McIver, DMA Cos. – John Parvensky, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Young Leaders – Mansur Abdul-Malik, The NHP Foundation – Chris Murray, Red Stone Equity Partners – Luan Nguyen, Cinnaire – Kyle Paine, Community Development Partners – Carey Parker, LHP Capital – Kristen Senff, National Equity Fund
Reader’s Choice Awards – Family Winner: Douglas Greene, Kodak, Tennessee, Woda Cooper Cos. – Green Winner: Day Creek Senior Villas, Rancho Cucamonga, California, National Community Renaissance – Historic Rehab Co-Winner: The Arts Loft at the Dayton Arcade, Dayton, Ohio, McCormack Baron Salazar, Cross Street Partners, and Model Group – Historic Rehab Co-Winner: Milwaukee Soldiers Home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Alexander Co. – Mixed-Use Winner: 4400 Grove, Chicago, Brinshore Development and Michaels Development Co. – Preservation Winner: Ascendant Heritage Apartments, New York City, New York, Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corp., MDG Design + Construction, and Forsyth Street Affordable Housing – Public Housing Redevelopment Winner: Lyman Terrace, Phase 2, Holyoke, Massachusetts, The Community Builders – Rural Winner: Osborn Commons, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Woda Cooper Cos. – Seniors Winner: Abrams Hall Senior at The Parks at Walter Reed, Washington, D.C., Urban Atlantic Development, Hines, 1750 K Affordable Partners, and Housing Up – Special-Needs Winner: Andy’s Place Apartments, Jackson, Michigan, Milner and Caringella and Community Action Agency – Editor’s Choice Winner: The Rosa and The Van de Vyver, Richmond, Virginia, Enterprise Community Development – Overall and Urban Winner: Hope Manor Village, Chicago, VOA Illinois and Volunteers of America National Services
Thank you to all those who were able to attend this exciting and insightful Zonda event. We look forward to all of our upcoming events. The 2022 Zonda events calendar will be updated on our website soon.