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The NC Affordable Housing Conference is presented by The North Carolina Housing Coalition, Centrant Community Capital and the NC Housing Finance Agency.

Each year, the NC Affordable Housing Conference features more than 20 informative and timely sessions including an inspiring opening session.

The annual Housing North Carolina Awards Luncheon honors excellence in affordable housing across the state with categories in Rental Development, Home Ownership Development and Supportive Housing.

A broad range of breakout sessions include topics for all affordable housing professionals including tax credits, government, home ownership, housing counseling, nonprofit and more.

The conference features many sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. For more information about these opportunities and to become one of our valued partners, contact Shellie Lempert.

Join your housing partners from around the state at North Carolina's premier affordable housing conference for the latest news, innovations and best practices!

Features include top housing experts from across the state, more than 20 breakout sessions, networking opportunities including a reception, the 30th annual Housing North Carolina Awards and the annual NC Housing Coalition Legislative Awards Breakfast!

Housing Works 2019 will once again take place at the Raleigh Convention Center. Register today to get the early bird rates!

Welcome Our 2019 Speakers


Keynote Speaker

Laura Clark was named the sixth leader in the 86-year history of United Way of Central Carolinas in August. She joined the United Way team in 2016 as executive vice president and chief impact officer and led the transformation of the organization’s community impact strategy to more directly address the economic mobility challenges across the Charlotte region. Clark currently serves as chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch, and is a member of the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education Advisory Board. Clark earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Appalachian State University and a Master’s degree in clinical/community psychology from UNC Charlotte.

Industry Update Speaker

Emily Cadik is the executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC), where she leads advocacy to support affordable rental housing financed using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). Prior to joining the AHTCC, she was a senior director of public policy at Enterprise Community Partners, where she led policy and advocacy related to the Housing Credit and other affordable housing and community development issues. While at Enterprise she served on the board of the AHTCC, chairing the Legislative Committee, co-chairing the Marketing Committee and serving on the Executive Committee since 2016. She earned a Master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Meet Your Conference Hosts

The NC Housing Finance Agency

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency that finances affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market. The Agency 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. Since the Agency’s creation in 1973 by the General Assembly, the Agency has financed more than 282,080 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $23.2 billion.

North Carolina Housing Coalition

The NC Housing Coalition is a private, nonprofit 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.

Centrant Community Capital

Centrant Community Capital is a mission-driven lender, leveraging the resources of the banking industry to finance the creation and preservation of quality affordable housing. Established in 1990, Centrant provides first-lien, permanent financing for apartment communities that are affordable to low- and moderate-income households. The funding behind these loans is provided by a network of nearly 100 member financial institutions on a voluntary participation basis, enabling banks of all sizes to support community reinvestment efforts in the markets they serve in a safe, profitable manner. To date, Centrant Community Capital has provided more than $400 million in financing for 23,000 units at over 400 properties across the Southeast.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Haley Solomon at the NC Housing Coalition


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