Amy Dain, Consultant, former Rappaport Policy Fellow and Rappaport Advisory Board Member
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Amy Schectman, Associate Director, Division of Public Housing and Rental Assistance
Description of Fellowship
Brendan Goodwin worked at the Department of Housing and Community Development on a project to strengthen the State’s public housing program by exploring an opportunity to federalize state-assisted public housing developments using funds from the stimulus bill. The department is now working with housing authorities to implement this strategy, which may preserve thousands of units of public housing in Massachusetts while saving theState significant resources that can then be used to better sustain the remaining portfolio by providing housing authorities with higher operating and capital funds.