housing credit summit

CHFA’s Housing Credit Summit is a unique opportunity for Colorado’s Housing Tax Credit developers and affordable housing stakeholders to share ideas and network with local and national investors.

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2024 Housing Credit Summit
Strengthening Colorado
February 13, 2024

Denver Center for Performing Arts
Seawell Ballroom
1350 Arapahoe Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
10:45am to 5:30pm


10:45am – 11:30am Check-in
11:30am – 11:40am Welcome
Cris White, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
11:40am – 12:40pm Lunch with Keynote Address
Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company, LLP
12:40pm – 12:55pm Break
12:55pm – 1:10pm Colorado Legislative Update
Jerilynn Francis, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
1:10pm – 2:10pm Health, Wealth, and Housing
Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center
2:10pm – 2:25pm Break
2:25pm – 3:30pm

Colorado Perspectives on Housing Credit
Moderator: Kathryn Grosscup, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

  • Albus Brooks, Milender White
  • Ann Melone, US Bank
  • Jennifer Erixon, Walker & Dunlop
  • Scott Rathbun, Apartment Appraisers & Consultants
3:30pm – 3:40pm Housing Tax Credit Video and Closing Remarks
Steve Johnson, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
3:40pm – 5:30pm Engagement and Hors d'oeuvres

Michael Novogradac

Managing Partner, Novogradac

Michael Novogradac headshot

Michael Novogradac is the managing partner of Novogradac, which has been in business since 1989. He specializes in affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy. Mr. Novogradac’s focus is in real estate taxation and accounting. He is the author of numerous real estate-related tax and accounting articles and books, including the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Handbook, the New Markets Tax Credit Handbook and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook.

A frequent speaker at tax incentive conferences and forums throughout the country, Mr. Novogradac also hosts a weekly podcast, Tax Credit Tuesday. As a leading industry expert, he is frequently quoted in national media, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Politico, Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC News, NBC News, National Public Radio and Crain’s New York Business.

Mr. Novogradac is active in advocating for the inclusion of affordable housing, historic preservation, community development and renewable energy incentives in federal and state tax policy and serves as advisor on industry and governmental affairs for the NMTC Working Group, LIHTC Working Group, Income Limits Working Group, Renewable Energy Working Group and the Opportunity Zones Working Group.

Mr. Novogradac provides input to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and other federal and state agencies as well as members of Congress, including testimony before the United States House Committee on Ways and Means. Mr. Novogradac also serves on the executive committee of the Housing Advisory Group and the boards of directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, the National Housing Conference, the NMTC Coalition and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition.

In 2016, Mr. Novogradac was inducted into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. He also received The Affordable Housing Visionary Award from The NHP Foundation in 2018, in recognition of his contributions to the affordable housing community. Mr. Novogradac was honored in 2019 as one of the top 25 OZ Influencers and then in 2021 named top Tax Specialist through Opportunity Zone Magazine.

Mr. Novogradac graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is licensed in California, Oregon, Maryland and Texas as a certified public accountant.

You can follow Mr. Novogradac on X (formerly known as twitter) @Novogradac and on his blog at www.novoco.com/blog or listen to his weekly podcast at www.novoco.com/podcast.

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH

Co-Lead Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center

Megan Sandel headshot

Dr. Megan Sandel serves as Professor at the Boston University (BU) Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a Professor at the BU School of Public Health. She’s also the co-director of the Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center (BMC), which is a multispecialty clinic for children with failure to thrive. She is the principal investigator for the Boston Opportunity System Collaborative, which helps underserved Boston neighborhoods with employment and affordable housing opportunities. Dr. Sandel advocates for place-based investing—focusing on specific, disinvested neighborhoods and ZIP codes to address health inequities. She’s also the co-lead principal investigator for Children’s HealthWatch at BMC, and the medical center’s lead of a $6.5-million housing and place-based community health initiative. She serves as a board member for a number of regional and national organizations including Enterprise Community Partners, and national advisory committees at American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC Advisory Committee for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

Dr. Sandel has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and delivered testimony multiple times at both the state and federal level regarding children’s health, housing, and social determinants of health. In 1998, she published with other doctors at Boston Medical Center, the DOC4Kids report, a national report on how housing affected child health, the first of its kind, and is a nationally recognized expert on housing and child health. In 2001, she became the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston, and from 2007-2016 she served as the Medical Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. Among her national awards, Dr. Sandel was the winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award for Environmental Leadership in Environmental Management in Treatment in Asthma in 2009.

Dr. Sandel earned her MD from Dartmouth Medical School in 1996 and completed her residency and a pediatrics fellowship at the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. She also earned a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2002.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Housing
  • Undernutrition and Child Health
  • Social Determinants of Health


Questions about the Housing Credit Summit?

Please contact Kristen Soroko if you have any questions.