About the Collaborative


The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA)—with the support of the National Equity Fund, HAI Group, Reno & Cavanaugh, and CF Housing Group—organized in 2015 the RAD Collaborative for interested Public Housing Authorities and their partners using the Rental Assistance Demonstration to preserve and revitalize public housing and eligible assisted- housing properties. 


Through an open system, the Collaborative facilitates communications, information sharing and productive relationships among Housing Authorities, their residents and development and financing partners, advisors and transactional service providers, local government, policy makers and other stakeholders working to implement RAD across the country.


In cooperation with HUD, the Collaborative responds to emerging practice needs and lessons that housing authorities and their partners face by offering and helping coordinate — 

  • Development & Organizational Supports: offering advisory, educational and technical supports by leading practitioners

  • Industry Forum: addressing policy and practice issues with HUD and industry actors as they arise

  • Peer Network: supporting peer-to-peer collaboration among Housing Authorities around organizational change needs, new business models, resident engagement and more

  • Financial Products: Helping coordinate industry financing sources is assessing, designing and introducing responsive debt, equity, guarantee, insurance, gap and other needed products

  • Policy & Programs: Continuing support for policy and program enhancements to RAD and related affordable-housing policies and program


Patrick Costigan , who led RAD’s launch while working at HUD, now with the CF Housing Group, and Steven Holmquist of Reno & Cavanaugh and involved with RAD from the outset, serve as Strategic Advisors to the Collaborative. 




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  • PGIM Real Estate Finance

  • Love Funding

  • Volunteers of America

  • The Community Builders, Inc

  • POAH, Inc

  • Brookline Housing Authority


  • Greensboro Housing Authority

  • Greensboro Housing Management Corporation

  • North Carolina Housing Authority Directors Association

  • The Banks Law Firm

  • Home Forward

  • State of Oregon, Department of Housing & Community Services

  • Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California, Berkeley

  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority