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BuzzHouse: Reimagining the role of housing agencies

Baker Tilly's podcast series specifically for professionals in the multifamily housing industry

On this episode of the BuzzHouse, hosts Don Bernards and Garrick Gibson are joined by Damon Duncan, principal of Clesia Ventures. Duncan shares his vision for housing agencies and the idea of reimagining their role. Through programs like Choice Neighborhoods, housing agencies are shifting to being catalysts for community planning and redevelopment and moving away from the traditional model of only administering housing programs. He also discusses challenges housing authorities face including culture shifts, competition for resources and more.

Special guest

Damon Duncan is a Principal Owner for Clesia Ventures, LLC and has more than thirty years of experience in the affordable housing industry, including development, grant writing, program management, resident services initiatives, master planning and strategic solutions affecting the affordable housing industry. He has extensive experience in community revitalization and development initiatives such as HOPE VI, Neighborhood Stabilization and Choice Neighborhoods. Beyond his work as a developer, program manager and consultant, he has led three PHAs as president and CEO.

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