Affordable Housing Finance Conference
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March 23-24, 2017
Hotel Monteleone

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Measures of Affordability and Economic Mobility


SMITH’s Research & Ratings will host its 25th annual Affordable Housing Finance Conference at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Constraints on income have created affordability gaps, while demand remains pent-up in major markets. Are the lenders looking at the upside potential of today's first-time buyers or remaining focused on the rearview mirror?

What's more, millennials have expressed a preference for multifamily rentals as part of a long-term desire to have economic mobility. What can housing policies do to recognize the changing demographics of demand?

SMITH's Affordable Housing Conference
explores the many issues facing the market and helps participants develop actionable solutions.

The overarching questions are: Where are there opportunities for housing sector investors and how will the affordable housing sector look going forward.

Since 1992, SMITH’S Research & Gradings has been covering the U.S. affordable housing market SMITH’S Affordable Housing Finance Conference is one of the longest running symposiums on this subject so vital to all Americans and the American economy.


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Who Should Attend?

  • State & Local Housing Finance Officers

  • Directors of Taxable & Tax-Exempt Fixed-Income

  • Portfolio Managers

  • Credit Analysts at Investment Firms

  • Wall Street Analysts

  • Rating Agency

  • Financial Advisors

  • Bond Counsel

  • Accounting Firms

  • Bond Insurance

SMITH’s Research & Gradings

SMITH’s Research and Gradings was founded by Terence Smith in 1992 to provide independent research and third-party analysis for institutional investors. SMITH’s has become a bellwether research company, often predicting significant trends and spotlighting controversial subjects sometimes months before they come to light elsewhere.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Dinner Sponsor Cocktail Sponsor
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mintz Levin

Registration Information

Registration Fees


Standard Regsitration

$1,025 per person Standard Rate
$475 per person Investor Rate
$360 per person Issuer/Governmental Rate

Registration fee includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks during the conference.

Payment by credit card, company check or personal check is required prior to the conference.



Groups of 3 or more Standard Rate - $922.50 per person
Groups of 3 or more Investors - $427.50 per person
Groups of 3 or more Issuer/Government - $324 per person

Cancellations are subject to a $100 service fee. Cancellations will be accepted up to 30 days prior to the Conference in order to receive a refund.
Cancellations after the 30 day cut-off will receive a registration credit toward a future SMITH’s conference program. Credits will be issued at the original registration rate and will be valid for 12 months. Registration credit requests must be received by the last day of the conference.
Substitutions from your company will be accepted any time prior to the conference.

As a SMITH's Conference attendee, you will receive a complimentary edition of SMITH's Research & Gradings — the leading independent source for credit opinions.


Program Cancellation
In the event that SMITH's Research & Gradings cancels a scheduled program, all registrants will be notified in writing. Registration fees will be refunded. In the event that a conference is cancelled, SMITH's Research & Gradings cannot be held liable for non-refundable transportation costs. In the case of inclement weather, or acts of God, if the seminar takes place, the registration is not refundable.


Complaint Resolution
Address any complaints to Pamela Kilbourn, SMITH's Research & Gradings, P.O. Box 1195,

Great Falls, VA 22066

Email to or phone 571-299-4954. Complaints will be handled in as timely a manner as possible.

Privacy Policy & Records Retention
SMITH's values your privacy. SMITH's retains information submitted during the registration process with regard to your name, company and contact information. Credit card information is destroyed once the transaction has been processed. We will never willfully sell, lease, or rent any of your personally identifiable information to any third party

Dress Code
Business Casual.

Register by Phone: (571) 299-4954,

                    Email: or

                    Mail: SMITH's Research & Gradings, P.O. Box 1195, Great Falls, VA 22066.

Payment: We accept company or personal checks; MC, Visa, AmEx
and Discover credit cards or, via PayPal using all major credit or debit cards.


The Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 523-3341

A block of rooms is being held for our group until       February 20, 2017 at a rate of $209 per night.

For reservations:
Call the hotel (504) 523-3341


Hotel Monteleone

Contact Information

Phone: (571) 299-4954


Mail: TMS Holdings, Inc.,
10001 Georgetown Pike, P.O. Box 1195

Great Falls, VA 22066


Come back soon for the 2017 Conference Program