Scott Matties, AIA, LEED-AP to present at seminar ‘Pairing Historic Tax Credits with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in DC’

On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, you are invited to join Scott Matties, AIA, LEED-AP at the House of Lebanon (an affordable senior housing building located at 27 O Street NW) for an educational event on using Historic and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington DC. This half-day seminar is hosted by the DC Office of Planning (DCOP) and the Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED). It will include a review of potential opportunities for pairing affordable housing and historic preservation in DC, a panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of the programs, and a case study presentation of the recently completed House of Lebanon project followed by a site tour.

Scott Matties will participate in a panel discussion on navigating the historic and low-income housing tax credit process, with Jim Campbell of Somerset Development Company and Audrey Tepper of the National Park Service. Cunningham | Quill Architects headed the design team for the House of Lebanon, which provides affordable senior housing in the converted MM Washington School. The team, including Mission First Housing Development Corporation, Mt. Lebanon CDC, and Urban Matters LLC, successfully used historic and low-income housing tax credits in a complicated financing structure for the project.  The 82-unit building was fully leased in approximately 4 months, demonstrating the strong demand for subsidized housing in Washington DC.

For more information on the seminar, and to register to attend, please visit CNHED’s website: