Baker Tilly Approved as Rental Assistance Demonstration Consultant by Louisiana Housing Corporation

MADISON, Wis. – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) has selected the firm to provide consulting services to the state’s Public Housing Authorities (PHA) seeking to convert their aging housing units to long-term project-based Section 8 rental assistance contracts under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

Baker Tilly is one of twelve development teams that LHC thoroughly vetted and properly procured on behalf of their more than 150 local PHAs. The selected development teams demonstrated successful track records of providing the required services to assist PHAs with the assessment, implementation, and compliance of the RAD Program. The PHAs are able to choose a consultant from the LHC approved list to assist them in the preparation and submission of an application to HUD. If awarded, the consultant will also assist in the submission to HUD of all post-contract items and achievement of contractual milestones.

“We are proud of Baker Tilly’s recognition as an experienced financing and development consultant in the affordable housing industry in Louisiana. Our commitment to the success of our clients and the preservation of the nation’s public housing units embodies our Valued Business Advisor philosophy and importance of stewardship.”

– Don Bernards, Affordable Housing Practice

With growing interest in the RAD program, HUD recommends that PHAs or owners lacking recent experience in accessing various forms of debt and/or equity capital should leverage technical assistance to optimize their applications.

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