Thank you for spending time with us in San Antonio!!! The 24th Annual TALHFA Educational Conference was well attended. We hope you enjoyed meeting with other affordable housing professionals and attending the presentations offered. Click below to view information from the sessions.

Conference Presentations

We would like to thank  TALHFA Conference Sponsors!

We appreciate your continued support of TALHFA and

the affordable housing industry in the State of Texas.

2015 TALHFA Educational Conference 

To all of you who attended the 2015 TALHFA Conference - THANK YOU!!!  We had a great event thanks to the excellent speakers, sponsors & attendees.  Please answer the survey we sent out last week so we can make the 2016 conference even better!


Many of you have requested copies of some of the Conference power point presentations....


No Place But Up ...  by Ted Jones, Stewart Title

NALHFA Policy Updatesby Jason Boehlert, NALHFA

HUD & FHA Update by Jason Boehlert, NALHFA
CRA presentationby Scarlett Duplechain, OCC

MGIC presentation by Melissa Schirz, MGIC  (Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp)

A Lender Perspective on HFA Advantage & Down Payment Assistance by Jordan O'Brien, Primelending

Case Studies: Current  Multifamily Bond Structures by Dan Dill, Stifel

What's New With HUD Processing?by Ray Landry, Davis-Penn Mortgage Co

growSouth by Karl Zavitkovsky, City of Dallas, Office of Economic Development  -


2016 TALHFA Conference - Building Communities:  Trends, Tools & Tactics

Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

25th Annual TALHFA Educational Conference  ●  Fort Worth

October 25th - 27th

Join us at the Hilton Fort Worth

Stay tuned for speakers and preliminary agenda

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2016 Conference Keynote Speakers

Representative Carol Alvarado, Chair of the House Committee on Urban Affairs

Carol Alvarado is the state representative for Texas' 145th House district, which includes southeast Houston, a portion of the  historic Houston Heights and cities of South Houston and Pasadena. Before being elected to the Texas House, Carol served on the Houston City Council and as Houston Mayor Pro Tem. In 2008, she was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She serves as Chair of the Urban Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair of the Special Purpose Districts Committee, and a member of the House Rules and Resolutions Committee.


Senator José Menéndez

Senator José Menéndez is the Texas Senate's newest member, but has proven himself one of the most effective. In his first session, he passed 38 bills and secured millions of state dollars to help Texas families.  Prior to being elected a State Senator, he served as a Representative for House District 124. He was elected to the Texas House in 2000, and during his tenure, he was entrusted with an appointment to the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he secured millions of dollars for Haven for Hope, Morgan’s Wonderland, and other crucial San Antonio initiatives. Senator Menéndez serves on the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.


Representative Diego Bernal

Representative Bernal was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in February 2015. He represents District 123, home to downtown and north central San Antonio, parts of the city's west side, along with the City of Castle Hills. He currently sits on the House Committee on Urban Affairs, and the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs. Representative Bernal was born in South Texas and raised in San Antonio. Diego is dedicated to the principles of equality and justice. He is committed to improving the quality of life in San Antonio and Texas on every level and his experience in law, advocacy, and art contributes to the vision he brings to the Texas House of Representatives.


Amy Clark, National Housing Conference

Amy Clark is Director of Marketing and Communications at the National Housing Conference, where she leads the development and execution of NHC’s strategic communications efforts to elevate housing affordability as a first-tier issue on the national agenda. At NHC, she manages brand, marketing and media relations efforts as well as leading the organization’s communications program, which includes research, online resources and training and education for the housing community. Previously, Amy was Communications Director at the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and Deputy Director and Communications Director at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, a statewide affordable housing advocacy organization. Expertise: Values-based messaging, social media, countering community opposition to affordable housing development, strategic communications planning.


Dr. James Gaines, Chief Economist, Real Estate Center

Housing markets, Housing development
Jim focuses on housing and land development issues. He has more than 35 years experience in a broad array of professional real estate activities and has provided consulting services to numerous businesses, institutions, developers, and all levels of government organizations. He served as President of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University and was an associate professor of real estate and finance at the University of South Carolina