Washington, DC Office
Meghan Levine is an associate at R&C who focuses on representing PHAs and affordable housing developers in complex real estate development transactions involving a wide variety of funding sources. Meghan advises PHA and developer clients on regulatory issues concerning affordable housing development, operations, and cross-cutting regulatory requirements. Meghan also assists in the representation of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities and Moving to Work agencies on a broad range of regulatory, legislative, and strategic issues, including the interpretation and drafting of regulatory proposals and public comments.
Selected Recent Transactions
- Represented a Georgia housing authority on the RAD conversion of 207 units from public housing to project-based vouchers involving the use of 4% low-income housing tax credits, Series A and B bonds, and financing from the housing authority.
- Represented a New York housing authority on the Section 18 disposition of 56 public housing units and the construction of 85 units of affordable, replacement housing financed in part through 9% low-income housing tax credits, project-based vouchers, and state low-income housing tax credits.
- Assisted a Texas housing authority with its third phase of redevelopment of a former public housing site through mixed-finance public housing utilizing 9% low-income housing tax credits, HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative program funds, and HUD’s HOME Investment Partnership program funds.
- Represented housing authorities in the negotiation of partial and full payoffs of Energy Performance Contracts with major financial lenders.
- Assisted housing authorities in Alabama, Texas, and Virginia with relocation corrective actions required by HUD related to the RAD program and compliance with the Uniform Relocation Act.
- Assisted project owners in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee with the renewal of project-based Section 8 HAP Contracts.
- Assisted in closing a RAD conversion of 179 units in Alabama from public housing to project-based rental assistance.
- Assisted in closing RAD conversion of 64 units in Franklin, TN.
- Moderator, “All About Relocation of Residents-URA Requirements, RAD Relocation, & More” HDLI 2018 Fall Legal Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2018.
- Presenter, “RAD Issues on the HUD Inspector General’s Radar” HDLI Spring Conference, Arlington, VA, May 2018.
- Reno & Cavanaugh, Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Summary, Maryland State Bar Association Real Property Section Blog (July 2, 2015).
- The Competing Roles of an Attorney in a High-Profile Case: Trying a Case Inside and Outside of the Courtroom, 28 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 683 (2015).
- Phases of Fuse: Plan & Implementing Successful Supportive Housing (Nat’l Ass’n of Counties, 2014).
- Supportive Housing for Justice-Involved Frequent Users of County Public Systems: A Guide for County Officials. Issue brief. Washington, DC: National Association of Counties, 2013.
Major Prior Work Experience
- Reno & Cavanaugh, PLLC, Summer and Academic Year Law Clerk
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Hon. Judge Barbara J. Rothstein, Washington, DC, Legal Intern
- D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, Washington, DC, Summer Law Clerk
- National Association of Counties, Washington, DC, Justice Associate
Awards, Professional Activities, and Publications
- Member, American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D
- Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
- Deans List 2015-2016
Vassar College, B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies
Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar; Pending Admission to the New York Bar