Speaker(s): Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Research Analyst, Joint Center for Housing Studies
12:15 pm, Joint Center for Housing Studies
(One Bow Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge)
The nation’s public housing authorities (PHAs) increasingly partner with private-sector actors to develop and renovate subsidized housing units. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has encouraged PHAs to enter into such partnerships as a way to leverage limited federal funding for affordable housing. However, many PHAs used partnerships and layered funding to develop housing decades before these policy changes. In recent research, Joint Center senior research analyst Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, and her colleague Rachel Kleit, used surveys and case studies to understand how and why PHAs develop outside of traditional public housing. Their findings highlight the ways that PHAs create opportunities, tapping into networks and partnerships in their efforts to better address local housing needs.
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