QAP Update: Meet the Masters Edition

Wednesday, November 8: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Putting together a successful housing tax credit application can be difficult, and this session will ask successful applicants to share their winning strategies. Join us for a relaxed and open dialogue on how to master the competitive housing tax credit world.

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QAP Update: Meet the Masters Presentations (196 KB Adobe PDF File)


Carlie Boos, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Carlie J. Boos, Esq. is the Business & Project Administration Manager at the Ohio Housing Finance Agency where she works with a variety of housing financing products including the Housing Tax Credit program. Previously, she was responsible for developing and maintaining community recovery tools under the Neighborhood Initiatives Program and Save the Dream Ohio. After graduating from the Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Ms. Boos practiced as a consumer rights attorney. She also worked as a consultant for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law's faculty on consumer rights issues.


Kevin Hudson, Levin Group, Inc.
Kevin Hudson is the Development Project Manager for Levin Group, Inc. serving as the point person for the company's affordable housing development efforts in Ohio. His focus is to create quality affordable housing, while keeping an eye on the broader economic benefits of real estate development; believing developers have tremendous influence in shaping neighborhoods and directing investments. Prior to joining Levin Group, Inc. Mr. Hudson worked in non-profit fundraising and financial management, participating on task forces that brought financial education to underserved populations. He has also served as a consulted on economic and real estate development plans for Cleveland area community development corporations and inner-ring suburbs. Mr. Hudson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University in Urban Planning, as well as, a Master's degree in Urban Planning, Development, and Design from Cleveland State University and is certified in Sustainable Urban Development. Mr. Hudson lives in Lakewood, Ohio where he and his wife are expecting their second child.

Joseph (Joe) M. McCabe, Woda Group, Inc.
Joseph M. McCabe is vice president of development for The Woda Group, Inc. and has over a decade of experience in real estate development. Prior to joining Woda, Mr. McCabe was employed by NRP Group as a senior development project manager. He supervised and completed a variety of multi-family, senior, independent living and scattered-site affordable housing development initiatives throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Mr. McCabe also served as the director of construction for The Hamister Group, Inc., a 'top-20' hotel, assisted living and senior housing developer. He served as chief representative for all new development projects while managing an annual capital improvement program for existing properties across five states and two countries. While at Cleveland, Ohio based architecture firm, KA, Inc. Mr. McCabe gained a solid footing in large-scale mixed-use and retail center development. Overseeing all aspects of the design and construction process for various commercial development corporations, he served a 'who's who' of retail including Forest City Enterprises, Simon Property Group, General Growth Properties, CBL & Associates Properties and The Richard E. Jacobs Group. Mr. McCabe attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he obtained his Bachelor of Professional Studies, Master of Architecture, and Certificate of Universal Design.

Khrystalynn Shefton, Famicos Foundation
Khrys Shefton is a 2013 graduate of the (MUPD) program with a specialization in Real Estate Development and Finance. She is currently working as the Director of Real Estate Development at Famicos Foundation, a local community development corporation which serves the Glenville neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. While attending CSU Khrys was able to hold an internship with Neighborhood Progress, Inc. (now Cleveland Neighborhood Progress) as well as participate in Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines' Development Competition. She currently serves on the executive team for the Cleveland Young Professional Senate, as well as having a seat on the Southeast Regional Design Review committee for the City of Cleveland, displaying her passion for the city not only through her day to day work but in her personal commitments. Shefton holds degrees from Xavier University in Information Systems as well as a Master of Business Administration with a focus in entrepreneurship from Baldwin-Wallace University. Before beginning her career in urban planning she worked for 11 years for Key Bank as a project and functional manager in information technology. While at Key she also obtained a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

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