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Webinar: The Power of the Nonprofit–Application to Post Award all the way to Exit

Thank you to Our Sponsors

CHR Partners
Katopody, LLC
Shackelford Law
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
Mason Joseph Company Multifamily Finance

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This webinar will address how to best evaluate partnering with an nonprofit organization in the development of affordable housing. During the webinar we will discuss negotiating developer fee splits, important strategies for compliance and operations as well as how to successfully exit the the partnership in Year 15.

Key concepts will include:

  • Crafting the best partnership
  • Ownership and Compliance
  • Best Strategies for a successful exit


A recording will be made available to all registrants within a week of the live broadcast.

Webinar Details
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Webinar using the Zoom platform

Texas Accounting License & Texas State Bar CPE Credits: 1.5; Prerequisites: None
(CPE is only available to those who attend the live stream; not available for those who only watch the recording)

Cost to Attend
$59 for TAAHP Members
$89 for Non-Members

Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. CT on June 17th.


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Our Speakers

Meghan Garza-Cano, M.P.A., M.B.A., Community Housing Resource Partners

Meghan Garza-Cano, M.P.A., M.B.A., Community Housing Resource Partners


Meghan Garza currently serves as the President and CEO of CHR Partners, Inc. a national nonprofit organization developing affordable housing and providing critical support services. Over the last 5 years, Ms. Garza has increased the organization’s portfolio by more than 200% and documented services to more than 15,000 individuals throughout the State of Texas. Before this, Ms. Garza served as AVP of Contract Management and Quality Assurance for Haven for Hope as well as many other roles. During her time at Haven, she was one of the instrumental staff involved in the creation of the Homeless and Housing Services Program in the State of Texas; the first homeless grant program to be funded with general revenue in the amount of $20M dollars.

In 2010, Ms. Garza completed time with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; responsible for engaging and promoting public-private partnerships on a national level in an effort to serve our nation’s growing needs. Ms. Garza has brought this approach to a community-driven/designed process to CHR Partners and has seen firsthand how “service-enriched housing” can generate sustainability and self-sufficiency for families and communities.

Today, Ms. Garza is also a co-founder of Rise Civic Consulting, a start-up focused on solving community issues through innovative technologies, and BexarAid, a management services organization partnering to provide COVID-19 testing to the City of San Antonio and surrounding areas. In 2019, Ms. Garza was named the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Woman of the Year and one of the top 100 National Rising Stars for the National Business Journal.  She is also an Adjunct Professor for Trinity University’s Entrepreneurship Program and the Center for International Engagement. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of two beautiful boys, Jackson (9) and Maxwell (5).

Rick Sheffield, Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation

Rick Sheffield, Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation


Rick has been the Executive Director of the Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation since January 2019.  Rick previously served his city as a three term City Council member, and as the Chairman the Planning & Zoning Commission for over six years.  After a twenty-year career in telecommunications, Rick entered the real estate world and has been a licensed agent/broker since 2007.

Currently, Rick serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies and the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers, as well as the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies’ Legislative Committee.

Patricia Murphy, Consultant

Patricia Murphy, Consultant


In December 2020, after 25 years, Patricia Murphy retired from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). Patricia was the Director of the Compliance Division and responsible for oversight of over 2,000 developments and 250,000 units. 

During her extensive career, Patricia played an instrumental role in the development of  monitoring protocols and provided substantial guidance, training, and leadership not only to her staff but to TDHCA’s partners as well. Due in no small part to Patricia’s efforts, TDHCA is recognized as being a leading voice among State Housing Finance agencies nationwide. 

Patricia has in depth experience with all affordable housing programs, most notably, the Housing Tax Credit program. Since early 2021 she has been utilizing that experience and knowledge as a consultant helping owners stay in compliance with TDHCA and federal requirements.

Jennifer Hicks, True Casa Consulting

Jennifer Hicks, True Casa Consulting


Jennifer Hicks has over 20 years of affordable housing development and finance experience first as Director of Finance for one of the State’s premier nonprofit, affordable housing developers – Foundation Communities – for 16 years and then founding True Casa Consulting, LLC in 2017. While at Foundation Communities, Hicks led the development of 14 innovative and high-impact communities that provided 1,825 units of affordable housing. Hicks also helped create and implement the first supportive housing model in Austin and grew the model to 783 units before her departure. As founder of True Casa Consulting, LLC, Hicks has continued working with nonprofits to help structure and access capital for affordable housing projects in Texas providing consult to 930 units in active development and construction with additional units in the pipeline. Every affordable unit assisted by True Casa Consulting has involved the partnership of a nonprofit organization. Hicks’ passion and expertise is centered around high-impact housing and enjoys the complexity and challenge these projects provide. She marries her development and finance skills with a deep understanding of the target population that helps inform both the physical and programmatic design of the project that best suits the target population.

Hicks is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Journalism and a graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs with a Master of Public Affairs.

Brad McMurray, Prospera Housing Community Services

Brad McMurray, Prospera Housing Community Services


Mr. McMurray has more than 25 years of experience in government, nonprofit, and business leadership positions in the Texas housing industry. He has administered the development of more than 5,000 units of public, affordable, and market housing with total development costs in excess of $650,000,000 utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Exempt Bonds, HOPE VI, RHF Capital Funding, HOME, CDBG, 221 d4 FHA, FHLB, TIF/TIRZ, and conventional funding sources.

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