Note: a SEPARATE lodging registration link is below in the lodging section

Topics for Discussion

Note: the exact final agenda is in development to allow for emerging issues

All sessions assume attendees' working knowledge of tax credit compliance principles and emphasize practical application and discussion among advanced practitioners

Some Potential Topics To Be Covered

  • Surveying the Landscape | Where we are in the COVID landscape. Understanding COVID relief past and present. 

  • Passing the Average Income Test - where we are four years later | review of recent AIT developments and how to deal with current uncertainty. 

  • Fair Housing as a Goal |  Understanding the significant increase in complaints during the pandemic and how management and state monitors can constructively address this in your portfolio. 

  • The New Norm in Compliance Monitoring | State HFA and management progress report on the implementation of the recent IRS compliance monitoring regulations. How do these interact with COVID relief.

  • Compliance by the Book | developing effective policies & manuals using an NCSHA award-winning system.

  • The More the Merrier | an updated framework for assuring multiple program compliance

    • including new coverage of HOME ARP, RAD, national HTF, Section 811, and other emerging programs, 

  • Maintaining I.R.S. Compliance | Over-income households...overcharged rents...casualty loss...Oh my! Understanding non-compliance and practical strategies to address it. Note: the I.R.S does not stand for what you may think it does!

  • A Total Overhaul | Review of Provisions of proposed housing reforms.

  • Interactive Discussions | Games, knowledge checks, quizzes, "action plan" reviews

  • Discuss whatever you want at the evening networking reception!

...and much more...


Check out our Whiteboard Promo Video

We had a little fun again this year!


Online Supplements

The Summit has many online features!

Starting a month before the Summit, all registrants will receive access to the Summit Membership website for a full year. The membership sites include a growing catalog of material specifically designed to support each session of the Summit events. This is hosted on the online on-demand learning platform, Costello University.


  • Handouts

  • Video courses

  • Audio lessons

  • Quizzes

  • Charts

  • Articles

  • Discussion boards 

  • and more...

Screenshot of the 2021 Summit Membership Website

Regular Summit Extension Webinars

  • When big breaking news occurs!
  • Some of the topics we have covered at Summit Extensions:
    • COVID relief Notices
    • The proposed Average Income Test regulation
    • The Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    • Casualty Loss
  • Open Q&As allowed at each
Behind the scenes at the Dec 2020 Extension webinar hosted by Summit co-founders Scott Michael Dunn, Matt Rayburn, and Thomas Stagg.
The topic: the AIT proposed regulation

Some of the Discussion Leaders / Summit Contributors

Based on past participation. Click on an image for bios, LinkedIn page, or company website.


2022 sponsors are being finalized - sponsorships are still available


Optional Add-on Session

Compliance Reviewer Process Workshop

Are you...

  • building personal or team compliance monitoring systems for a state HFA or an Ower/Agent?

  • want you or your staff to have a more mature understanding of the housing compliance monitoring role?

  • eager to share your depth of experience with compliance systems and benefit from others' ideas?

  • attended the 2021 Intensive Day and want to continue the discussion on topics covered to build on the systems discussed there?

  • unable to make the two-day Summit?

You are going to LOVE the separate training day before the Summit 


8:30 - 12:15 PM

  • Introduction | Developing Proactive Compliance Systems

  • Filling Your "Toolbox" | Building a comprehensive compliance library.

  • ​Developing policies and procedures | Internal training systems & to centralize or not

  • Document “Mining” | Pt 1 What you NEED to know about Form 8609

12:15 - 1:15 PM

  • Lunch (on your own)

1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Document “Mining” Pt 2 What you NEED to know about other documents

    • ​Effectivley analyzing LURAs, carryovers, partnership agreements & others… 

  • Reduce/Reuse/Recycle | Acquisition/Rehab/Re-syndication Basics

    • 120-day acquisition rule – the importance of tracking: transfers, unit downtimes, URA issues

  • The More the Merrier | Fundamentals of combining tax credits with other programs

  • Because We’ve Always Done It That Way | Differentiating between federal requirements and state/company policies 

  • Dealing with “Gray Areas”

    • Developing a system to sort complex income and asset types

  • Review | Action Items

  • Anything Goes |​ Open discussion Q & A


A Short History of the Compliance Summit

In retrospect, perhaps my worst investment in 2019 was a 2020 planner!

- Scott Michael Dunn

After months of planning, in January of 2020, we signed the contracts for the September 2020 Compliance Summit to be held in a gorgeous venue in Scottsdale, Arizona. I think the news playing in the background as I signed may have been discussing something called COVID-19 that they thought might be a bit of a problem. Well...COVID happened, the in-person Summit did not.

Actually, the 2020 Summit did happen, it just morphed into a 9-hour virtual edition with hours of supplemental information on Costello University. There were great presentations by my good friends Matt Rayburn, Thomas Stagg, Jen Brewerton, Amanda Lee Gross, Stephanie Naquin, and Michelle Sites. Additionally, there was an amazing video series crafted by the talented  Wed Daniel that provided a real practical mental framework for dealing with difficult circumstances - timely indeed! Finally, no one can forget the inspirational interview with Grace Robertson, a former IRS analysis who was crucial in the formation of the Section 42 program we know today. It provided a valuable historical perspective of the tax credit housing program but also had important things to say about leadership and influence. 

Besides the educational and inspirational content, there was a game show, Zoom receptions, fellowship, and encouragement. It was an important break and all left more committed than ever to the important housing we provide. THEN we met again for periodic Extension webinars with important updates on the Average Income Test, the Emergency Rental Assistant programs, and Casualty Loss. Each Summit Extension also included open Q & A. 

We finally did meet in Scottsdale (with a virtual option) in September of 2021. All of the above players again contributed, and some new ones. We also added the highly specialized Compliance Professionals Intensive Day. This new session, developed by state HFA and owner/agent management compliance professionals, focused on  HOW to be effective housing compliance professionals.

Overall, the Summit events have provided over 42 hours and counting of education, networking, and encouragement! All of this has been enjoyed by almost 200 Summit attendees and many more in replay format since. Also, it is not over - there are at least two Extension sessions to go before the 2022 Summit in August!

COVID is not gone, but we feel that we have reached a point where some will be comfortable and safe again meeting in a group [see the FAQ for more details on safety steps taken by the venue]. If that is not you, however, do not despair. We are again arranging to livestream the Summit as a virtual event! This will allow everyone who wants to join us and allows us to meet the obligations I signed to back in January of 2020. 

It has been a long journey, but I look forward to seeing you all in August, whether in person or online, for our third annual Summit! We will also continue to offer supplemental virtual sessions and a ton of expanding material on the Summit membership website at Costello University until the 2023 Summit!



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            Current Discounts Available


              - $100 | Early Bird Discount on the Compliance Summit until May 30, 2022 Expired

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