CEDAC Staff Shares Technical Expertise on Affordable Housing & Community Development Panels

September 13, 2019

As a public private community development financial institution, CEDAC’s technical assistance focuses on understanding the interplay between project development and public policy.  CEDAC’s staff includes experienced practitioners in the areas of affordable housing production and preservation, and community facility development serving the early education sector.  We explored some of these issues in lightning talks at our 40th anniversary event last March.  In addition, over the past year, several of our senior staff have shared this expertise in public presentations, and joined leaders and professionals across the country to discuss current and future trends in community development.

In April, Bill Brauner, Director of Housing Preservation and Policy, participated on a panel at CHAPA’s forum, “Meeting the Housing Shortage for People with Extremely Low Incomes.” The event discussed findings from a new study by the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on the current shortage of rental housing available to extremely low income households. Bill’s comments focused on the importance of preserving the long-term affordability of existing housing serving this population, given the risks that the housing could be converted to market. In July, Bill also served as a panelist at the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association’s (NH&RA) Symposium on Preservation Strategies, which focused on creative approaches to meeting the growing need to recapitalize the existing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and HUD-assisted portfolio. The panel, entitled “State & Local Preservation Solutions,” also included the following speakers: Laura Abernathy, National Housing Trust; Anne Berman, Rhode Island Housing; and Beth Truby, Colorado Housing Finance Authority.

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