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APA New Jersey Chapter


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

South Iselin, NJ, United States

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The Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, is hosting a timely symposium on effective affordable housing administration. The symposium will feature a panel discussion with experts on topics including:

 The status and implications of municipal affordable housing obligations court cases;

 Applying 2017 income limits and rent increases;

 Changes in funding for Supportive Housing

 Administrative Agent challenges in qualifying tenants

 Pros and cons of 100% Affordable Development

 How to find Emergency Housing

 How to handle undocumented applicants

 Best practices in serving very low income applicants

 How and when to extend expiring use controls


Stuart Portney

Stuart Portney, P.P, is the President and founder (1988) of The Metro Company, LLC and has over 35 years of planning, real estate, finance and development experience in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Portney manages and oversees the firm’s housing development and finance activities including: initial ... Read More

Arnaz Yousafzai

Arnaz Yousafzai has been with Princeton Community Housing since 2009 where he is a property manager and has been the designated Administrative Agent for Princeton’s affordable rentals since 2011. Arnaz is responsible for overseeing the review and certification for all Princeton affordable rental applications. In addition to her current ... Read More

Ron Wong

Ronald Wong serves as senior project manager for The Community Builders, Inc., responsible for business development and managing development projects in New Jersey. In his 17 years at TCB Ron has worked in both TCB’s Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. He has completed transactions in North Carolina, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania ... Read More

Megan York

Megan York has more than 18 years of experience in affordable housing, planning, grant writing, and community development and is currently Vice President at Community, Grants, Planning and Housing. At CGP&H, Megan has prepared housing elements and fair share plans for municipalities throughout New Jersey and has extensive experience ... Read More

Kathleen Schulte

Kathleen Schulte began working at Piazza & Associates in 1998 and is now Vice President for Client Services. She is a trained compliance specialist and has attended numerous compliance and fair housing courses offered by the NJHMFA. She is experienced in both COAH affordable housing and Low Income Housing Tax Credit ... Read More

Barbara Schoor

Barbara K. Schoor is Vice President of Community Investment Strategies (CIS), where she manages CIS’ affordable housing initiatives including new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. She handles all aspects of development, from due diligence to design, regulatory approvals to financing. Since joining CIS, Barbara has acquired two dozen properties and ... Read More

Edwin Schmierer

Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., received his J.D. from Boston College and his B.A. from Seton Hall University. Ed is currently a practicing attorney, employed by Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. His practice areas include Governmental Affairs and Real Estate and Land Use with areas of emphasis on Municipal Affordable Housing Compliance, COAH Administrative Hearings; Impact Fee Methodologies, Wastewater Planning and Redevelopment & Housing Programs. Ed serves as Assistant Princeton Municipal Attorney, West Windsor Township Zoning ... Read More

Frank Piazza

Frank Piazza is the founder and President of Piazza & Associates and has been dedicated to the administration and compliance of affordable housing for municipalities, non-profits and forprofit developers for more than 25 years. Mr. Piazza entered the affordable housing arena in 1991, by directing a successful effort to develop 126 ... Read More

Randy Gottesman

Randy Gottesman is the President of Community Grants Planning & Housing, LLC (CGP&H), providing grants, planning and affordable housing implementation services to more than 75 municipalities and private organizations across the State and parts of Pennsylvania since 1993. Randy works on all affordable housing related activities, including developing Housing Elements ... Read More

Christine Cicio

Christine Cicio is a Senior Program Coordinator for the Center for Government Services, a unit within the Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers University. She has several continuing education certificate programs that she oversees including the Affordable Housing Professionals Program. Prior to her position at Rutgers University, Christine worked in ... Read More

James Cacace

James V. Cacace is a Social Work Supervisor at Mercer County Board of Social Services (MCBOSS) dealing with residents of Mercer County who are requesting assistance with emergent housing needs. James has been at MCBOSS for the past 25 years, spending the last 14 years as a supervisor in the ... Read More

Joshua Bauers

Joshua D. Bauers is a Staff Attorney at Fair Share Housing Center. A graduate of Rutgers University, he joined the organization in 2015 as the Inaugural Maida Public Interest Fellow. His fellowship through the Rutgers University School of Law focused on redevelopment and affordable housing. In the current process before ... Read More

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