Thursday, July 23, 2009

Private Activity Bonds Workshop - sign up now

Message from Karen Harkin regarding Private Activity Bonds:

[Click here for the brochure.]

It is time once again for our annual Private Activity Bond workshops.
Many you have attended these in the past but with the disruption in the
bond market, you may find it valuable to attend one of these sessions
again. There are some new portions of the presentation, including some
ARRA updates and an opportunity to partner with CHFA on its
Statewide Mortgage Credit Certificate Program.

Private Activity Bonds are an extremely valuable asset to any
municipality. We hope that you will encourage your community leaders,
Town and/or City Council Members, County Commissioners, to take time to
discuss what is the highest and best use of this resource for 2009.
And, if after the discussion, your leaders still decide that
relinquishing the PAB allocation to the Statewide Balance is the
appropriate action, then at least a decision was made, as opposed to not
taking any action on the allocation and allowing it to return to the
Statewide Balance by default.

To reach some of our other locations with direct allocations, we are
changing the workshop locations: Greeley, for our northern partners;
Pueblo for our southern partners; and downtown Denver for the front
range partners. I, as well as Jaime Gomez at CHFA, are also able to
meet with you personally, with or without your Council for discussion
about PAB specifically in your community.

If you are unable to attend these workshops and you (or someone you
know) would like more general information about Private Activity Bonds,
you may consider attending the Housing Colorado NOW! Conference in
October in Breckenridge. Not only will you get the benefit of attending
another PAB workshop, you will have the opportunity to chose from 31
other workshops plus some excellent speakers and networking
opportunities while at the conference. If you have never attended this
conference, it is the premier affordable housing conference in the Rocky
Mountain region. Check it out at An excellent value
for limited budgets.

Please refer to the brochure for more information and RSVP
contacts. I hope to see you there. Please feel free to call or email
me at 303-297-7327 or .