*NEW* More In-Person Seats Have Been Opened Up! Limited numbers. Hurry if you want to attend!

Online Seats Are Also Still Available! 


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

‚ÄčSome Potential Topics To Be Covered

  • HOTMA, HOTMA, and More HOTMA! | This is going to change everything and many topics will include HOTMA, as appropriate.

  • An NSPIREd Change | How does the new protocol for inspection that will affect most of affordable housing work? How can you prepare effectively to live in an NSPIRE world?  We will answer these questions and more!

  • Past, Present, and Future - Surveying the Compliance Landscape | We stand in the post-COVID, current NSPIRE, and pre-HOTMA world. A discussion with a state HFA and other industry experts will help us navigate what is coming, informed by the past. Understanding remaining COVID compliance reliefs and other relevant developments will also be discussed.

    Other potential topics: Reinstated Affirmative Fair Housing requirements, HUDs new VAWA monitoring systems, a legislative update on the AHCIA, DASH, and other affordable housing Acts.

  • Passing the Average Income Test - Year 4 | How to build a checklist to ensure success while implementing the Average Income Test for owner/agents and state HFAs. With the newest regulatory updates.

  • Fair Housing - a Worthy Goal as Well as The Law |  Understanding the significant increase in complaints since the pandemic and how management and state monitors can constructively address this in their portfolios. 

  • 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. For state HFAs and owner/agents.

  • 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 | HOW will HOTMA relate to 8823 Guide provisions familiar to LIHTC professionals? 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!

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

  • Discuss whatever you want at the evening networking reception!

...and much more...

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

Online Supplements

The Summit has many online features!

Starting immediately after 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
    • The final AIT Regulation
  • 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. This year's participants will be announced later. Click on an image for bios, LinkedIn page, or company website.


Additional sponsorships are still available


Optional Add-on Session

The Compliance Professionals Intensive Event

A compliance reviewer process workshop that perfectly complements the Summit

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 online event a few weeks day before the Summit 


Session One | Tuesday | "Build & Maintain a Solid Foundation"

  • Introduction | Developing Proactive Compliance Systems
  • Filling Your "Toolbox" | Building a comprehensive compliance library. Now with NSPIRE and HOTMA updates.
  • "Time is of the essence" | Developing an effective compliance calendar. ‚Äč
  • Developing policies and procedures | Internal training systems & to centralize or not
  • Preview of things to come | Summary of where HOTMA, NSPIRE, and other coming changes will require policy changes
  • Document “Mining” | Pt 1 What you NEED to know about Form 8609 

Session Two | Wednesday | "Practical Application of Compliance Principles"

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

    • ‚ÄčEffectively 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
    • Resyndication where extended use periods do not overlap
  • 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. How HOTMA is likely to affect this.  

  • Dealing with “Gray Areas”

    • Developing a system to sort complex income and asset types

  • Review | Action Items

  • Anything Goes |‚Äč 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 and again in August of 2022. All of the above players again contributed, and some new ones - including Juan Bello, Renee DickinsonHolly Hoffman, and my dear friend Amanda Lee Gross. 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 70 hours and counting of education, networking, and encouragement! All of this has been enjoyed by almost 300 Summit attendees and many more in replay format since. Also, it is not over - there are at least two Extension webinar sessions to go before the 2023 Summit in October!

Important note on the online access option: We are again arranging to live stream the Summit as a virtual event, pending demand. This will allow everyone who wants to join us. If this is the option you need to choose, be sure to register early. Our being able to offer this option is contingent on sufficient registrations. Full refunds will be issued if interest does not support this option by June 30th.

It has been a long journey, but I look forward to seeing you all in Octobeer, whether in person or online, for our fourth annual Summit! For 2022 Summit members, 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 Summit!



Block rates may be available

$259 per night

Limited availability.

PLEASE make reservations as soon as you have your conference registration. We sold out last year, and anticipate the same this year! 

To make reservations by phone:


Reference Costello Compliance Room Block or code "COM0906" to attain the group rate.

Stay Longer

The group rate will be honored up to three days before and after the conference.

Rate subject to availability, make reservations soon!

Additional charges are to be applied to the room rate

$20 resort fee, which includes all of the below:

  • Wi-fi
  • Beach amenities (2 beach chairs, umbrella, and bike rental)
  • Bottle water in the guestroom
  • 24-hour access to the fitness center
  • In-room coffee

Other optional services are available



              $895 | Compliance Summit SOLD OUT

             $895 Limited in-person seats are again available! 


             Online Access

              $695| Compliance Summit


              $495 | Compliance Professionals Intensive Day


            Current Discounts Available

- $200 | All-Access Pass Bundle Compliance Professionals Intensive Online & Compliance Summit Sessions

                           (discount taken on the Intensive Event at checkout)




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