David Lipsetz is the CEO at the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and a leading expert in affordable housing and sustainable community development. David came to HAC after holding several White House-appointed positions, most recently serving as the Associate Administrator for Rural Housing and Community Facilities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA.) His office oversaw policy development and program administration of more than $100 billion in direct lending, mortgage guarantees, grants and technical assistance for community and economic development in rural America.
CIRD Learning Cohort Community Spotlight: Transforming a Former Jail into a Bright Future for McComb, MSDecember 11, 2019
Meet Calvin Phelps, a CIRD cohort community leader who is renovating a former community jail into an arts-centered space. By preserving the jail, the soon-to-be Pike School of Art will give new life to the community’s rich culture and history.
October 29, 2019
A CIRD Learning Cohort Summit participant returns to her youthful stomping grounds ready to learn about rural design. What did she find out?
October 25, 2019
The first CIRD Cohort Summit brought together 23 organizations from around the country to share design principles and learn from each other.
October 23, 2019
A strong and vibrant Main Street is quintessential to the core of small-town America. It also proved to be a priority for many of this year’s CIRD Learning Cohort. Learn more about why cohort participants feel so passionately about improving Main Street in their communities.
October 23, 2019
Nearly half of the 2019 CIRD cohort communities identified downtown development as their primary design challenge.