Coats Rose Director Mattye Jones to Say Farewell as President of Housing and Development Law Institute

October 21, 2013 Houston, Tx.: Mattye Jones will step down from her position as President of the Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI) in Cleveland, Ohio October 24th during HDLI’s Fall Legal CLE Conference taking place at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations annual conference.  Jones was the longest serving HDLI president and has held the position since October 2004.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to have served as the president of HDLI,” says Mattye Jones.  “I applaud the efforts of my colleagues who dedicate their time and efforts to promote the excellence of communities, programs and advancement of families.”
The Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI) is a nationwide non-profit membership organization that serves as a legal resource for stakeholders in the affordable and public housing industry. HDLI is the only national organization solely addressing the legal, rather than the policy or administrative, issues facing public housing and redevelopment agencies. HDLI publishes legal periodicals, prepares annual reviews of important cases affecting housing agencies, publishes an index to HUD regulations, conducts CLE conferences and other educational activities, provides legal training and individualized counseling, sponsors an active list serve, and serves as a friend of the court, or amicus, in appropriate cases important to its members.
Mattye Jones will remain on HDLI’s prestigious board of directors, composed of seasoned executive directors from housing agencies across the country, and lawyers considered by many to be experts in the affordable and public housing industry.
Before joining the Firm, Mattye Jones served as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA). During this time, she managed the initiatives to leverage millions of dollars to revitalize distressed sectors of Dallas, Texas. She also coordinated efforts to ensure redevelopment through the management of tax credit awards, coordination of public meetings and supervision of historical clearance issues and other regulatory compliance issues.
Ms. Jones, former governing committee chair of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, represents private and non-profit developers in community development, bonds and tax credit financed developments in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Virgin Islands.  She is a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Change Maker Award and is a member of The Dallas Assembly.
Coats Rose is a business transaction and litigation law firm based in Houston, Texas. For more than 25 years, Coats Rose attorneys have worked with clients in construction/surety law, real estate law, commercial litigation of all types, municipal law, public finance, affordable housing, insurance law, labor and employment law, and governmental relations.  Coats Rose is comprised of over 90 attorneys, with offices in Houston, Clear Lake, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and New Orleans.


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