Previous Events

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors for making our housing events a success!


TCAC Crash Course with
Bill Pavao

february 14, 2019

The Kennedy Commission, in partnership with SCANPH, hosted an informative crash course session on all you need to know about the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

Former Executive Director of TCAC, Bill Pavao, lead this workshop and addressed any confusion or questions about the financing of affordable housing through the many programs administered by TCAC, Bill also provided helpful insights on conventional debt, equity, gap financing, and background information on the awarding of credits and geographic apportionment. Click HERE to view the presentation.

The Kennedy Commission thanks Bill Pavao and all the participants who attended the TCAC Crash Course.  Also, special thanks to the City of Tustin for allowing us to host this briefing at the Council Chambers.

Affordable Housing Awards Breakfast

April 25, 2019

The Kennedy Commission, OCCHC/ SteppingUP and Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, hosted the sold-out Affordable Housing Awards (AHA) Breakfast at the Center Club of Orange County in the City of Costa Mesa.

Congratulations to our 2019 AHA Honorees!

Ralph Kennedy Award:
Brooke Weitzman, Elder Law & Disability Rights Center

Development of the Year Award:
Depot at Santiago, City of Santa Ana
C&C Development and Orange Housing Development Corp.

Acquisition Rehab Development Award:
Heritage Villas, City of Mission Viejo

Special Needs Development Award: 
Fullerton Heights, City of Fullerton
A Community of Friends

Small Development Award:
Oakcrest Heights, City of Yorba Linda
National CORE

Senior Development Award:
Luxaira, City of Irvine
Related California


Thank you to our sponsors

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O.C. Lenders & Investors Forum

August 16, 2019

The Kennedy Commission hosted our 9th Annual Orange County Lenders & Investors Forum where affordable housing professionals can network and learn about the latest financing/underwriting trends and programs for the development of affordable homes in Orange County. Click HERE to view the program book.

Linda Nguyen, Wells Fargo Bank

Economic Forecast Update
Raymond Sfeir, Ph.D., Chapman University

Lenders & Investors Panel

Moderator:  Jahi Akobundu, C&C Development
Brandon Butcher, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Javier Guzman, CIT Bank
Jeff Kearns, Walker & Dunlop
Jessica Cometa, WNC
Perica Bell, Union Bank 

Secondary Financing Panel
Leveraging Affordable Housing Funding Using
Housing and Finance Trusts

Moderator: Eri Kameyama, Low Income Investment Fund
Adam B. Eliason, Orange County Housing Finance Trust
Helen O'Sullivan, Orange County Housing Trust
Kevin Zwick, Housing Trust Silicon Valley
Lucy Dunn, Orange County Business Council



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