WAHNcast has launched!

WAHNcast has launched! https://wahnetwork.org/wahncast/

The Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) has launched a podcast series dedicated to amplifying the voices of people within the affordable housing industry. With a focus on shedding light on this critical issue, each episode of the podcast features discussions led by experts, activists, and policymakers.

Through dynamic conversations, the WAHNcast aims to showcase the leadership at the forefront of the affordable housing movement. It offers valuable insights into groundbreaking practices, policy advancements, and community engagement strategies aimed at tackling housing insecurity. More than just informative, the podcast serves as a source of inspiration, providing a platform for sharing success stories, advocating for policy reforms, and nurturing a supportive community among professionals and advocates in the affordable housing sector. Join us as we elevate the voices driving change and championing progress in affordable housing.

You don’t want to miss it! Listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts! Be sure to follow us and share with your podcast-listening friends, or your friends who need to listen to podcasts!

National WAHN Bingo & Happy Hour at AHF Live!

Date: Monday, November 13th, 2023

Time: 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM


Swissotel Chicago (Next to AHF Conference Hotel)

42nd Floor

323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Dress Code: Come as you are, in the comfort of your sweatshirts, jeans, or leggings.

Event Highlights:

– Engage in a Scavenger Hunt Style Networking and fill up your BINGO card for chance to win a prize- Toast to Our Award Winners:- WHANderful Woman of the Year: Cindy Prater- Active Ally Award Winner: Hugh Martinez- Be live for a very special announcement!

Limited Offer & RSVP: The first 100 people to sign up will get in free and receive a complimentary drink ticket.

RSVP Here 

2023 WAHN Active Ally Award winner, Hugh Martinez

We’re excited to share that Hugh Martinez, Vice President of Development at WPH Holdings, LLC, was selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 WAHN Active Ally Award (in honor of James D. Cromartie)! 

This award recognizes individuals who have shown unwavering commitment to making the workplace more equitable, a dedication to continuous learning, and the courage to take action, such as calling out bias and creating a safe space for women. Your commitment to these principles has not only created a more inclusive and supportive work environment but has also inspired others to follow your lead. Your tireless efforts in championing equity and your bold actions have set a remarkable example for all of us.

We will celebrate your accomplishments at our event at AHF Live on Monday, November 13th, and we’re excited to see you there!

Congratulations Hugh and all the nominees who have made such a positive impact on their teammates by practicing Active Allyship!

2023 WAHNderful Woman of the Year Award winner, Cindy Prater

We are thrilled to announce that Cynthia Prater, HCCP , Director of Development Operations at The Bennett Group, is the recipient of the 2023 WAHNderful Woman of the Year Award! The members of WAHN have spoken loudly in their votes for you as winner of this award!
When we began this journey to recognize remarkable women who have made exceptional contributions to our industry and the community, we could not have imagined a more deserving candidate than you. Your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to your community and your role as the President of Alabama Women’s Affordable Housing Network have left us in awe.  The nominations we received highlighted not just your remarkable achievements but also the sheer magnitude of your impact on the lives of those you serve. You have set a standard of excellence that few can rival, and your tireless efforts have inspired and uplifted everyone fortunate enough to work with you.
Your selection as the WAHNderful Woman of the Year Award winner is a testament to your exceptional character and leadership. We are convinced that the world requires more individuals like you, who exemplify the limitless potential of women in leadership roles, and who are dedicated to empowering women, striving for equity for all, and displaying a profound passion for the affordable housing industry and the well-being of our neighbors in these communities.
We will honor you and celebrate your achievements at our upcoming AHF Live Happy Hour Monday November 13th. This will be an opportunity for all of us to raise a toast to you, our WAHNderful Woman of the Year, and express our gratitude for your outstanding contributions to society.
Congratulations Cindy and all the WAHNderful nominees we received for this award! You all are helping to make our industry and our communities better places for all of us!

Novogradac & Company LLP and Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) have teamed up to provide a deeply discounted LIHTC basic training for WAHN Members!

Keep an eye on your email for the link to register and the discount code exclusively for our members!

Join WAHN today to get this discount.

Eligibility: WAHN members
Format: online lectures via Zoom
When: 3PM Eastern Time on Thursdays, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9
Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes each
Homework: 5 self-graded assignments

Topics Covered:

10/5 – Introduction

  • Basics of how the program operates
  • The four main components
  • Finding rent and income limits

10/12 – Eligible Basis

  • Understanding the overall concepts
  • Applying these concepts to examples
  • The three kinds of 30% boost

10/19 – Pro-Formas

  • Setting up the spreadsheet
  • Changing variables to see the effects

10/26 – Equity Investment

  • Ownership entity structure
  • Types of risks
  • Time value of money

11/2 – Qualified Allocation Plans

  • Federal legal requirements
  • The four main components
  • Practical realities of implementation

11/9 – Post-Award

  • Carryover and 10% Test
  • Extended Use Agreements
  • Form 8610 and Cost Certifications

Texas WAHN: Bringing Affordable Housing Up to Par

Save the Date! ? Texas WAHN is proud to co-sponsor this event with Community Housing Resource Partners – Bringing Affordable Housing up to PAR ⛳ Kick off the 2023 Texas Housing Conference ? with us in style!

Join us as we learn about all the amazing work women in our industry are doing with food, cold beverages, and golf for all ?

Not convinced? We will have Kendra Scott as a featured guest, AND they will have a pop-up shop at the event! ? ?

Sip, swing and shop your heart out with CHR and WAHN and let’s talk about Bringing Affordable Housing Up to Par!

Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) #network #housing #community #affordablehousing


To register click here

Ohio WAHN Cleveland Kickoff Event

You are invited to the Cleveland Kickoff Event with Ohio Women’s Affordable Housing Network

Click here to register

We will be taking donations for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

For a list of what they are in need of please click DIC flyer