Due to the overwhelming support for programming and networking that AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers Summit has provided for more than a decade, Affordable Housing Finance has added a second conference to its schedule this year. The AHF Live: Housing Developers Forum will be held June 10-12 at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Va.

This Washington, D.C.-area event will bring together owners and developers, legislators, and housing finance officials to provide solutions to the growing affordable rental housing crisis. “The AHF Live: Housing Developers Forum is a unique opportunity for stakeholders throughout the affordable housing ecosystem to converge, reflect, offer insight, and build consensus on solving one of our nation’s most pressing crises, the lack of affordable housing,” says AHF editor-in-chief Jerry Ascierto. “The program intends to unite AHF’s core audience of developers and capital providers with the legislative and housing policy forces that drive much of this industry.”

AHF Live: Housing Developers Forum will provide the same high-level speakers, content, and networking that attendees have come to value at the magazine’s long-standing fall conference. Sessions will delve into working with local communities and state housing finance agencies to get deals on the right track, accessing federal financing sources beyond the low-income housing tax credit, filling the soft financing gap, and containing development costs. Attendees will walk away with tips for their next deal and also have the chance to share their own best practices and housing visions.

“We’re hoping to break down the walls between the two main drivers of the affordable housing equation—developers and government—with a program that leverages the shared interests of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing,” adds Ascierto. “The conference aims to broaden the relationships between the public and private spheres, and deepen the understanding each has of the other. The phrase ‘we are all in this together’ gets thrown around a lot, but at the Housing Developers Forum, we’ll bring that phrase to life.”

Attendance for this event is reserved for people who are primarily owners and developers of affordable housing, plus state and local housing finance agency representatives and nonprofit organizations focused on the business of affordable housing. For more information or to register, please visit www.ahfliveforum.com. Register by May 9 to receive a $100 discount.

In addition to the new event, AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers Summit, which has grown into one the industry’s top events attended by 900 of the industry’s leading developers, financiers, and service providers, will be held Nov. 18-20 at the Chicago Fairmont Millennium Park.