CLPHA Launches the RAD Collaborative

CLPHA, supported by the National Equity Fund ( NEF) and the HAI Group - recently announced the launch of a RAD Collaborative for housing authorities and their partners now using or considering the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) to preserve and revitalize the nation's public housing stock to benefit residents and surrounding communities.

As CLPHA said in its announcement email, the Collaborative will be open to all those committed to making RAD an innovative and successful new tool in this critical effort.

Working with HUD, the Collaborative will support RAD's successful implementation by
responding to evolving practice needs and lessons learned during the demonstration. Among its activities, the Collaborative will offer or facilitate:

  • Development & Organizational Supports: Working with resources from HUD
    and providers to offer housing authorities and their partners advisory, educational
    and technical supports from leading practitioners
  • An Industry Forum: Addressing policy and practice issues with HUD and industry
    actors as they arise among housing authorities, their partners and stakeholders
  • A Peer Network: Organizing and supporting collaboration among housing
    authorities to hasten organizational change, new business models, resident
    engagement and other implementation essentials
  • Financial Products: Facilitating the coordination of industry financing sources in
    order to assess, design and introduce responsive debt, equity and other needed
    financial products
  • Policy & Programs: Identifying and implementing policy and program
    enhancements to RAD and related affordable-housing policies and programs.

CLPHA announced that Patrick Costigan, Kathleen Foster and Steve
Holmquist will serve as strategic advisers to the Collaborative and coordinate its
activities and functions. Pat and Kathleen recently formed the CF Housing Group, LLC,
and previously helped launch RAD while working at HUD. Steve, CLPHA's general
counsel, is with Reno & Cavanaugh, PLL.

As part of the launch, Pat, Kathleen and Steve will join Sunia Zaterman as presenters during a webinar scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 from 1pm and 2:30pm EDT. There's still time to register for the webinar.

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