Affordable Housing Finance and Multifamily Executive magazines will host a virtual conference Aug. 10 and 11 that will examine the different sides of providing housing for the “missing middle.”

Sen. Ron Wyden
U.S. Senate Photographic Studio Sen. Ron Wyden

The one-time event will look at the critical need for housing aimed at middle-income residents—those who do not qualify for affordable housing but struggle to afford market-rate housing. These households typically earn between 80% and 120% of the area median income.

Featuring developers, finance executives, and other experts, the August forum will dig into the challenges and opportunities of providing workforce housing. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, will keynote the event. A longtime advocate for affordable housing, he has championed many initiatives to facilitate more productive financing options, including his proposal for the middle-income housing tax credit. During the keynote address, the senator will share the importance and urgency of this initiative and how it can lead to the development of more housing for people with moderate incomes.

AHF also is planning to host the annual AHF Live: The Affordable Housing Developers Summit, Nov. 15 to 17, in Chicago. This premier event will bring together the industry’s top developers, finance executives, service providers, and housing officials to share critical trends in the housing tax credit and debt markets, updates from Capitol Hill and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the latest development strategies.

Attendance for the virtual event is $99 or complimentary for attendees who register for the in-person AHF Live conference in November.