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11th Annual Affordable Housing Summit

Make plans to attend the 11th Annual Affordable Housing Summit—an event focused on the development and financing of multifamily projects. The event will take place May 9, 2024 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis. Winthrop & Weinstine, along with Baker Tilly and Minnesota Housing are excited to host you for the region’s premier event focused ...


Erin Mathern Receives Outstanding Advocate Award

By: Erin E. Mathern

Erin Mathern was recently recognized as a 2023 Outstanding Advocate by the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP). The 2023 legislative session was decades in the making and the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) celebrated by honoring key individuals who made it happen at a social event on December 7.  For more than 30 years, MHP has worked ...


10th Annual Affordable Housing Summit

Make plans to attend the Tenth Annual Affordable Housing Summit—an event focused on the development and financing of multifamily projects. The event will take place May 9, 2023 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis. We are excited to welcome our Keynote Speakers: Senator Tina Smith and Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho. You’ll also hear from affordable ...

May 9, 2023

Client Alert

New Draft Legislation in Minnesota to Impact Multifamily Housing Sector

By: John D. Nolde, Erin E. Mathern, Thomas J. Hanson, Joseph T. Bagnoli and Timothy E. Marx

The Minnesota Legislature has been very busy this session, with an especially heightened amount of activity relating to housing; numerous bills have been introduced that would have a major impact on both market-rate and affordable housing in Minnesota if enacted. Our team is constantly monitoring the progress of these pieces of legislation as they make ...


Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond Boot Camp

Erin Mathern will participate on a panel, “Tax Credit and Tax-Exempt Bond Boot Camp,” at AHF Live in Chicago, IL on November 15, 2021. AHF Live is the premier conference and exposition serving affordable housing developers, owners, management firms, and state housing agencies nationwide. Panelists Moderator: Don Bernards, Baker Tilly Erin Mathern, Winthrop & Weinstine ...

Chicago, IL

Monday, November 15, 2021

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT

How to Approach Year 15

Quin Seiler, Erin Mathern, Christina Rieck Loukas and Katie Cumming will present “How to Approach Year 15” at the National Conference of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials in Phoenix, AZ on October 7, 2021. Year 15 of a LIHTC partnership can come with a number of potential opportunities and pitfalls. This session ...

Thursday, October 7, 2021


2021 Affordable Housing Summit

Two afternoons focused on the development and financing of multifamily projects.

May 12-13, 2021

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Affordable Housing Summit: The state of affordable housing in Minnesota

Erin Mathern, a shareholder with Winthrop & Weinstine, joined Wayne Schiferl of Baker Tilly and James Lehnhoff of Minnesota Housing in an interview regarding the state of affordable housing in Minnesota. The article, published on Finance & Commerce, discusses the 2021 Affordable Housing Summit and the important conversations that are scheduled to take place at ...

Client Alert

Affordable Housing Implications of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a year-end legislation package that includes a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The bill is expected to be signed by the President later today. This legislation provides substantial relief in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including key ...


Real estate background spurs affordable housing focus

Shareholder Erin Mathern discusses her background and how she approaches her work in affordable housing.


Q&A: Affordable housing through the ‘lens of social justice’

Winthrop & Weinstine affordable housing attorney Erin Mathern was interviewed by Finance & Commerce. In the article, Erin shines light on the harsh realities of the lack of affordable housing, and the additional challenges amid COVID-19. She also addresses the impact of systemic racism on access to affordable housing, from both the landlord-tenant side, and ...


COVID-19 Shutdown Underscores Need for Greater Focus on Affordable Housing

While the Eighth Annual Affordable Housing Summit could not go on as scheduled this week, the need for innovative thinking and conversation on this topic has never been more important. Like most industries, affordable housing faces harsh new realities and unprecedented challenges in a COVID-19 world. In a span of just six weeks—from early March ...

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