2016 North Carolina Affordable Housing Conference
October 12–13, 2016 Raleigh Convention Center
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Mark your calendar for this year’s N.C. Affordable Housing Conference!

Plan now to join your housing colleagues from around the state at North Carolina’s premier affordable housing conference for the latest news, innovations and best practices. Nearly 1,000 housing professionals attended last year’s event. This year’s conference will be packed with experts and education to help your business meet challenges and deliver for your clients.

Opening Session
Jimmy Wayne headshotJimmy Wayne
Singer/songwriter and North Carolina native Jimmy Wayne knows all there is to know about growing up in the foster system and being homeless—he spent time there himself. In 2010, this former foster kid put his booming musical career on hold to walk halfway across the United States to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster care system. He also wrote “Walk to Beautiful,” the harrowing tale of his troubled childhood. The book explores the influence of negative people on the lives of youth, and demonstrates the impact of compassion, love and having a home on children and their futures. This fall, Jimmy will bring his story to the stage of the NC Affordable Housing Conference.

Industry Update
Joe Stewart headshotJoe Stewart
Joe Stewart is the current executive director of the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts objective research and analysis on candidates, campaigns and voter attitudes to help business leaders from all industries better understand the influence of politics, public policy, and the economic vitality in North Carolina.

Using data analysis and conversations with political operatives and pundits—mixed in with his trademark humor—Joe will share his insights for the 2016 elections.

Buzz Roberts headshotBuzz Roberts
Benson F. "Buzz" Roberts is the president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL). He has been involved in policies such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, the New Markets Tax Credit, the HOME program, the Capital Magnet Fund, bond guarantees for Community Development Financial Institutions and a Treasury-HUD partnership to finance affordable rental housing.

Buzz is the author or co-author of many books and articles on affordable housing and community development. He will offer his perspective on current national housing policy and the outlook following this year’s election cycle.

The conference will feature

Questions? Contact John Niffenegger or call 919-881-0707.

Conference Hosts


Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas (CICCAR)

Established in 1990, CICCAR is a regional lending consortium offering permanent financing for affordable multifamily housing in six Southeastern states. With funding provided by over 100 member institutions, CICCAR loans leverage the financial resources of the banking industry to support the development and preservation of high-quality apartment communities with rents that are affordable to families and seniors earning 60% or less of area median income. To date, CICCAR has financed over 18,500 units in more than 350 properties across the Southeast.

North Carolina Housing Coalition

North Carolina Housing Coalition

The N.C. Housing Coalition is a private, non-profit membership organization working for decent, affordable housing that promotes self-determination and stable communities for low- and moderate-income North Carolinians. Our mission is to lead a movement to ensure that every North Carolinian has a home in which to live with dignity and opportunity. This mission is supported through three primary activities: serving as a resource and referral network for individuals looking for housing assistance and for organizations looking for information; serving as a clearinghouse for best practices, research and data on housing issues in North Carolina; and leading a campaign to empower people to improve housing policy-making by increasing resources, program effectiveness and consumer protections.

Housing Finance Agency

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

The N.C. Housing Finance Agency’s mission is to create affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market. A self-supporting public agency, it provides financing through the sale of tax-exempt bonds and management of federal and state tax credit programs, the federal HOME Program, the state Housing Trust Fund, and other programs. The Agency offers low-cost mortgages, finances the development of affordable apartments and homes, and special-needs housing, finances rehab and emergency repairs of owner-occupied homes, and offers foreclosure prevention assistance. Since its 1973 creation by the General Assembly, the Agency has financed 241,960 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $17.4 billion.