Mark Your Calendar for the NC Affordable Housing Conference

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.

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.

Renowned Speakers


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Dr. Tiffany Manuel, vice president of knowledge, impact & strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, will open the conference. She has worked to expand opportunity for low-income workers, families and communities through more than 25 years of experience in both private and non-profit sectors, as well as government and academia. In her current role, Dr. Manuel leads Enterprise’s Opportunity 360 platform, the most comprehensive set of tools and resources for measuring opportunity in the United States. Dr. Manuel is an experienced social scientist, strategist and cross-sector leader committed to social impact, frequently writing and speaking on issues like poverty, inequality and social exclusion in relation to community development, social change and cross-sector partnerships.

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David S. Gasson, vice president and director of communications at Boston Capital Corporation, will speak at day two’s Industry Update. Gasson is a frequent speaker around the country on state and federal policy issues and has written on federal housing and tax policy in many publications. He is executive director of the Housing Advisory Group, serves on the Board of Directors for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Alliance for Business Leadership and sits on the Steering Committee and the Tax Reform Working Group of the Affordable Rental Housing ACTION Campaign as well as the Executive Advisory Council of WBUR. Gasson also directs Boston Capital’s philanthropic outreach through the Boston Capital Foundation and has served on the staffs of Congressman Richard Gephardt of Missouri and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine.

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Stockton Williams, executive director of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, will speak at the Industry Update on the second day of the conference. Williams is a frequent speaker at industry events on a wide array of housing and economic development issues and has dedicated his career to expanding housing opportunity in private, public and nonprofit sectors. He has worked in areas of housing development ranging from research and analysis, management and even as a senior adviser in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Energy. Williams currently holds a Master of Science in real estate development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Princeton University.

The conference will also feature:

  • More than 25 outstanding breakout sessions
  • Continuing education credit for housing counselors
  • A networking reception
  • The Housing North Carolina Awards Luncheon
  • The NC Housing Coalition Legislative Awards Breakfast
  • and more!

If you missed last year's conference or just want to relive the highlights, check out photos from the event and watch the moving videos celebrating this year's Housing North Carolina Award winners.

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 269,000 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $21.2 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 $375 million in financing for 21,000 units at nearly 400 properties across the Southeast.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Anne Ehlers at the NC Housing Coalition