Cody Bannon

Washington, DC Office

Cody Bannon is an associate whose practice focuses on representations of public housing authorities and non-profit and for profit developers engaged in affordable housing development. He brings a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector to his clients, having served as a Presidential Management Fellow at HUD and previously worked in the real estate development and brokerage industry in Arizona. 

Selected Recent Transactions

  • Underwrote a $53 million FHA multifamily loan and obtained approval from the HUD National Loan Committee.
  • Drafted Housing Assistance Program renewal contract comfort letters and processed the associated contract assignments.
  • Developed the HUD standard operating procedure for the Transfer of Physical Assets and processed applications under it.
  • Represented an affordable housing cooperative regarding its McKinney Act Loan with the DC Housing Finance Agency.
  • Counseled a non-profit youth organization on financial and organizational regulatory compliance with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, DC Office of Tax and Revenue, and US Internal Revenue Service.
  • Advocated on behalf of an affordable housing cooperative for a feasible loan repayment plan with the DC government.
  • Briefed a Tax Credit Pilot loan committee member on project compliance with HUD guidelines prior to a committee vote.

Speaking Engagements

  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program Basics and Closing the Deal, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Boot Camp, October 2018
  • Reinventing Public Housing, New York State Association for Affordable Housing Annual Update New York Affordable Housing Conference, September 2018
  • Tax Credit Development 101 for Small and Medium Housing Authorities, Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies Spring Conference, May 2018
  • The Latest on Project-Based Vouchers, National Leased Housing Association Mid-Year Membership Meeting, January 2018
  • Navigating Today’s World of Mixed Finance—Legal Strategies for Funding and Development, Housing Development Law Institute NAHRO Conference, October 2017

Awards and Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Housing and Community Development Law
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, ULI Housing Initiatives Council 2017-2018
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Major Prior Work Experience

  • Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Multifamily Housing
  • Community and Economic Development Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law
  • Center Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General
  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Bankruptcy Judges Division
  • Kyle Moyer & Company, Public Affairs Consulting


American University Washington College of Law, J.D.

  • Reports Editor, International Law Review

American University School of International Service, M.A. International Affairs

Arizona State University, B.S. Housing and Urban Development cum laude

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Virginia Bar


Tempe, AZ