Registration now Open for PHFA’s May Housing Conference

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Housing Forum planned for May includes four keynote speakers, 26 educational sessions, a bus tour of an innovative local housing development, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Housing professionals may register now for the May 8-9 conference to be held at the Hilton Harrisburg. PHFA has been leading the Housing Forum biyearly since 1997.

“This year’s conference introduces some new features while retaining many of the past elements our attendees told us they appreciate,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. “Plus, we’re keeping the registration fee at the same price it’s been for the past decade – just $125 for early bird registrants. It’s hard to beat the value we deliver during this conference.”

The Housing Forum provides an opportunity for people working in the housing field to attend focused educational sessions and interact with their peers. More than 650 people are expected to attend, including developers, lenders, housing managers, housing advocates, and state and local government officials.

One keynote speaker will be Dr. Mark Zandi, an internationally known economist based in Pennsylvania. Dr. Zandi, with Moody’s Analytics, will review recent economic trends and provide a forecast for the housing economy in Pennsylvania.

Early bird pricing for the Housing Forum is only $125 through April 7. After that date, registration increases to $175. The price to attend the Forum without pre-registering is $250. The $125 early bird pricing is the same registration cost PHFA has offered for the past ten years, while still adding enhancements to the event.

Detailed information about the 2019 forum and the four keynote speakers, as well as registration, is available at People with questions not answered on the website can contact conference organizer Susan Shermer at