Faegre Baker Daniels partner Angela Christy has been honored for two decades of groundbreaking work in creating and sustaining low-income housing programs for Native American communities.
Christy received the award in the Advocate Housing category at the 15th Annual Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference, an event hosted by Travois, a mission-driven consulting firm based out of Kansas City. Christy joined 11 professionals also celebrated for work in housing and economic development in Native communities.
“Christy was key in making the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program work in Indian Country when Travois was founded 20 years ago,” Travois said in a release announcing the award winners. “Along with David Bland, Travois founder, she worked to ensure that [Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act] funding is compatible with tax credits, an idea that initially faced significant pushback in the industry. She has provided legal services to more tribal LIHTC developments than any other attorney by a wide margin.”
A partner in the firm’s real estate practice, Christy devotes much of her practice to housing and community development. She has represented more developers of tax credit projects on Indian land than any other attorney in the country. In addition to her work with Native American communities, she has spearheaded development projects for homeless youth, chronic alcoholics and mixed-income housing.