Thank you for attending the 2024 Housing Credit Summit.
2024 Housing Credit Summit
February 13, 2024
Denver Center for Performing Arts
1350 Arapahoe Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
10:45am to 5:30pm
|10:45am – 11:30am
|11:30am – 11:40am
Cris White, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
|11:40am – 12:40pm
|Lunch with Keynote Address
Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company, LLP
|12:40pm – 12:55pm
|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
|2:25pm – 3:30pm
Colorado Perspectives on Housing Credit
|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
Managing Partner, Novogradac
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.
Megan Sandel, MD, MPH
Co-Lead Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center
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:
- Undernutrition and Child Health
- Social Determinants of Health