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.
September 10, 2019
After receiving over 80 deserving applications, we have identified 23 awardees and three workshop locations for the 2019 Citizens' Institue on Rural Design initiative.
July 24, 2019
How do we connect food security with rural design? Katie Starr, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the Housing Assistance Council, shares her experiences weaving the two areas together as part of her fellowship work.
June 7, 2019
This piece is a reflection from CIRD team member Evelyn Immonen on her experience at the Rural Generation Summit 2019, and the opinions are her own.
May 22, 2019
After much anticipation, we are pleased to open another opportunity to be a part of a CIRD, a national initiative around rural design and creative placemaking.
April 10, 2019
The National Endowment for the Arts has selected the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) as its partner for the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), one of the Arts Endowment’s leadership initiatives.