The following represents a summary of the type of engagements on which we have worked.
SECTION 8 AND PUBLIC HOUSING: - Member of the AEW financial advisory team to HUD/OMHAR for Section 8 Restructuring - Teaming partner for housing finance agencies and private entities serving as Participating Administrative Entities for Mark-to-Market - With Coopers & Lybrand, carried out an assessment for the HUD Secretary of the performance of the Detroit Housing Authority under a HUD Memo of Agreement - Carried out extensive work for the Fall River (MA) Housing Authority, including the preparation of the first elderly-only allocation plan approved in Massachusetts - As part of a team, developed a revitalization plan for a significant project owned by the Lowell (MA) Housing Authority - Retained by Standard & Poor's of New York to assist them in developing and marketing a national evaluation product focused on public housing authorities, with the goal of bringing significant sources of private capital into the public housing system - Retained by a nonprofit client to help establish partnerships with PHAs for the development of affordable assisted living
OTHER ASSISTED HOUSING/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT - Assisted several housing finance agencies (HFAs) with organizational issues - Retained by the Department of Defense to provide advice and guidance relative to new privatized housing efforts - With PricewaterhouseCoopers, assisted HUD/FHA with new product development - With Coopers & Lybrand, assisted HUD/FHA in developing a new business strategic plan and in planning for a national reorganization - For the City of Boston, the Archdiocese and the Rental Housing Association, provided policy evaluation and other assistance, leading to the publication of major policy and action reports. - With Northeastern University's Center for Urban and Regional Policy, founded the World Class Housing Collaborative - For the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, retained to develop an Employer-Assisted Housing initiative - For the AFL/CIO Housing Investment Trust, retained to assist with strategic planning and program/policy initiatives - For Combined Jewish Philanthropies, retained to assist in strategic planning and implementation of housing for people with disabilities in the Jewish community. - Co-chaired and co-authored the Report of the widely-respected Commonwealth Housing Task Force, leading to the passage of Massachusetts Chapter 40R, Smart Growth Zoning and Housing Production in June, 2004.
- Carried out program and operational evaluation for several nonprofit clients - Provide ongoing advice and guidance to a wide range of developers relative to the planning of various housing initiatives - Provide ongoing liaison between companies serving the affordable housing industry and potential users of their services
-Provided consulting advice and guidance on the planning and passage of smart growth zoning districts under Chapter 40R.
-Provided advice and guidance to a nonprofit client on development of a commercial building assisted by New Markets Tax Credits
-Provided advice and guidance to both nonprofit and for-profit clients on the planning and development of affordable and mixed-income housing utilizing the low-income housing tax credit program and many other programs of housing subsidy.