David Lipsetz

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David Lipsetz, CEO of the Housing Assistance Council

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.

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  • One Stop Shop for 2016-2017 CIRD Request for Proposals

    December 21, 2015

    We are weeks away from the  2016-2017 CIRD workshop program deadline. We look forward to receiving your proposals, and in the interim would like to offer our assistance as you gather your materials for submission. 

  • Putting Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper into Action in Hallam and Bennet, Nebraska

    December 21, 2015

    On March 19 - 21, 2015, Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD), in partnership with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department convened the Lancaster County workshop, entitled, “My Town, Lancaster County.” The convening featured twelve incorporated towns and villages of Lancaster County. The workshop build momentum in the community for implementing a series of Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) projects in Hallam, NE (pop. 218) and Bennet, NE (pop. 814.).

  • The White House Convening on Rural Placemaking

    December 1, 2015

    On November 17, 2015, the White House Rural Council in partnership with Project for Public Spaces and the National Main Street Center, hosted The White House Convening on Rural Placemaking. The convening brought together federal, state and local public sector officials, national non-profit organizations, foundations, and individuals to discuss how federal, state, and philanthropic entities can support and leverage the power of placemaking.

  • Practical Ways to Foster More Inclusive Community Planning and Design

    November 30, 2015

    This post specifies practical ways to engage groups who are typically underrepresented in community efforts.

  • Invitation to Communities to Host Design Workshops that Address Specific Local Design Challenges

    October 27, 2015

    It is our pleasure to announce CIRD's 2016-2017 Request for Proposals for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges. The RFP is intended to help small towns and rural communities, with populations of 50,000 or less, build their capacity and acquire technical expertise to solve their design challenges.

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