March 22-24 & 31, 2022
ABOUT THE EVENT
IHC is a non-profit, state-wide membership organization, created to promote the stabilization of communities through the production and preservation of affordable housing. IHC serves as a resource for information, education, and networking opportunities for our members from across all sectors of the industry. On an annual basis IHC hosts a statewide affordable housing conference, the Illinois Affordable Housing Forum. The Forum provides an opportunity for hundreds of industry leaders from across Illinois to come together to share ideas, discuss best practices and make new connections.
Building off the success of past conferences and adapting to the changing environment, in 2022 IHC will be presenting a hybrid conference with educational sessions streamed online and one day of in-person activities and networking available for a limited number of attendees. Virtual sessions will be held for all attendees March 22-24, 2022. In-person conference activities will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 31st with plenary sessions and special speaker presentations live-streamed online for attendees that are more comfortable with a fully virtual conference.
We hope you will join us for the 2022 Illinois Affordable Housing Forum and celebrate IHC’s 20th anniversary at the Forum with an extra special Reception and Annual Meeting.
Click here to learn more about the Illinois Housing Council.
All sessions will be virtual
- 12:00 pm
LIHTC 201 Training l CM 3
During this session, you will gain insight on common but complex issues that may arise in affordable housing transactions, including: (i) valuation and structuring issues for related party transfers/year 15 resyndication, (ii) structuring local, state and federal subordinate debt and rental subsidies, (iii) application and administration of the Average Income Test, and (iv) other unique issues and legislative updates. Participants are encouraged to engage in a discussion with counsel engaged exclusively in affordable housing and community development, working with both developers and investors both locally and across the country, as issues are presented through a case study.
- 2:30 pm
Session 1: Innovative Debt Financing Options l CM 1.5
This panel of lenders will provide the latest updates on innovative products to address Illinois’ affordable housing challenges. Attendees will gain insight on a variety of financing tools, tips for accessing these resources and information to help plan the best financing strategy for your next deal.
- 4:30 pm
Session 2: Climate Resilience in Affordable Housing l CM 1.5
Climate change is here. While energy efficiency measures are a proven path to resilience, we can’t stop there. Join this panel of experts as they discuss the policy and financial context around building resilience in affordable housing. Panelists will provide insights into how green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) can create meaningful benefits for both the site and the tenants, share examples of affordable housing projects that have successfully integrated GSI, and offer practical tips on how to cost-effectively incorporate it into development projects. Attendees will also learn about an evolving model that provides single points of contact for affordable multifamily and naturally occurring single family owners to access deep retrofits for resilience.
All sessions will be virtual
- 11:30 am
Session 3: Identifying, Creating and Fostering Successful Development Partnerships l CM 1.5
With an emphasis on how to bring more minority developers into the affordable housing industry, join us as we discuss considerations during the partnership courtship, exploring the potential roles of the primary developer and emerging developer and resources available to promote a successful long-term partnership. Our panelists will discuss establishing mutually beneficial development partnerships, how to mitigate barriers to entry for developers of color and so much more to ensure long-term success and more equitable opportunities.
- 3:30 pm
Session 4: Deals and Equity Discussion l CM 1.5
Join developers and investors as they engage in a dynamic conversation about potential deal structures while sharing the latest insight on pricing, market conditions and national trends. Peak behind the curtain as panelists react to a variety of project concepts and share feedback that will help developers as they consider their upcoming projects.
All sessions will be virtual
- 11:30 am
Session 5: Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing Strategies l CM 1.5
Many homes and apartments across Illinois are considered affordable without utilizing any government subsidy. The continued limited supply and extremely strong and growing demand for affordable housing creates an urgent need to preserve and improve naturally occurring affordable housing. Join policy experts and practitioners as they discuss the latest strategies and resources available to preserve this critical part of the housing stock.
In-person at the Chicago Cultural Center & Virtual Livestream
Attendance at the in-person events requires purchase of a premium registration ticket and RSVP is required. Attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. More information is here. All in-person sessions will be livestreamed online for those who purchased a basic ticket.
- 12:30 pm
Lunch & IHC Annual Meeting
Join the Illinois Housing Council for a special 20th anniversary annual membership meeting where we will reflect on our organization’s accomplishments and share our priorities for the future. Members will also have an opportunity to vote on IHC’s 2022-2023 Board of Directors slate. Members and non-members are welcome to attend this special celebratory annual meeting.
- 2:00 pm
Federal Policy Roundtable l CM 1
This power panel of national experts will break down the federal policy landscape for affordable housing. Join us for an engaging discussion that will cover the latest legislative advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to innovative strategies on the horizon to address our nation’s housing crisis.
- 4:30 pm
State Plenary Session: Dialogue with Local Leaders l CM 1.5
State and city public officials will provide an update on their priorities for addressing the affordable housing needs of Illinois communities. With an eye toward the future, speakers will discuss the ongoing effects of the pandemic, opportunities for collaboration and the potential impact of new resources.
Have Questions? Look Here.
Registration will open in January, 2022. Stay tuned for details.
No. Membership is not required to attend the Forum but it does get you discounts on registration. Visit www.ilhousing.org to learn more about IHC membership.
IHC members must be logged into their account in order to select the member rate for event registrations. If you continue to have trouble, please contact Gwen McCain at [email protected].
All sessions will be available online for live streaming. The in-person events taking place on March 31st will be located at the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602. Premium Registration and a COVID-19 vaccination are required to attend the in-person events.
Attendees must purchase a Premium registration ticket to attend the in-person events on March 31st. Complimentary sponsor and member tickets require a RSVP by February 11th. Limited space is available and tickets are not guaranteed. At this time, COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the in-person events on March 31st. IHC will closely track public health guidelines and update attendance requirements as needed as the event date approaches.
Registration and sponsorship payments can be made online or by check. If you are paying by check, please note your invoice number in the Memo section.
Make checks payable to:
Illinois Housing Council
310 S. Peoria St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607
All requests for special accommodations should be directed to Gwen McCain at [email protected].
Yes, a complete attendee list will be available to all sponsors and registrants in advance of the event. Please log in using your email address and passcode to access the attendee list. IHC will not charge for access to the attendee list. Please be aware of phishing scams and do not release your personal information to anyone you do not know.
All registered attendees should receive their login credentials by March 18th. Please monitor your email for more information.
At this time, COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the in-person events on March 31st. IHC will closely track public health guidelines and update attendance requirements as needed as the event date approaches.
IHC has reserved a hotel block for the in-person attendees at the Renaissance Hotel at 1 West Upper Wacker Drive on March 30th and 31st. Rooms are available for $199 per night. Use this link to reserve a room (https://book.passkey.com/e/50261011) or call the Renaissance at (312) 372-7200.
The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 East Washington, Chicago Illinois 60602.
Parking: Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.). Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit www.millenniumgarages.com/rates or call (312) 616-0600 for 24/7 customer service.
- From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
- From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
- Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147.