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Talking Heads Patrick Costigan, Strategic Advisor, RAD Collaborative

When Shaun Donovan became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 2009 he was determined to find new ways to preserve at-risk public and assisted-housing developments. So he turned to Patrick Costigan, a 30-year veteran of affordable housing and community development and a senior vice president at The Community Builders, a Boston-based nonprofit developer and property owner, to help redirect the effort.

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Preservation Algebra

“I really like RAD projects,” declares Holly Bray, senior director of originations for Love Funding in Washington, DC. “You’re in the weeds, helping housing authorities take their housing stocks and making them great. There are a lot of things to figure out and a lot of coordination. But the end result is truly rewarding.”

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Blueprint for April, Seeing the Light

As you begin to peruse this issue it will, at last, be April and a winter of cold and darkness in many regions of the country should be behind us. I have been commuting both to and from work in the darkness for so long now I sometimes wonder if I’m in Iceland rather than Washington, DC.

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New Developments, Celebrating Local Leadership

On March 13, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition released a new report, “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes,” which finds that there is a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) households – a startling and sobering number.

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