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Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal Announces Rental Assistance Demonstration at Public Housing Authorities Directors Association Conference

HUD Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal was a speaker at the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) in San Diego on January 16.  The three-day national conference provided attendees with information-packed workshops, training sessions, keynote speakers and breakout sessions. 

6 of the attendess at conference

From Left to right, Joel John Roberts, CEO, PATH (People Assisting The Homeless); Frank Riley, HUD Field Office Director, San Diego; Myrna Pascual, HUD Senior Management Analyst, San Diego Office; Rick Gentry , President and CEO, San Diego Housing Commission; Ophelia Basgal, Regional Administrator, Region IX; James Silverwood, President and CEO, Affirmed Housing Group.

Ms. Basgal gave a presentation on HUD’s budget status and the newly promoted Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.  That program provides new funding opportunities for capital investment in public housing.   RAD allows proven financing tools to be applied to at-risk public and assisted housing. 

Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal Speaks at National Public Housing Conference in San Diego and Meets with Local Officials

Regional Administrator Ophelia Basgal Speaks at National Public Housing Conference in San Diego and Meets with Local Officials

These photos are attendees of the PHADA conference speaking with Regional Administrator Basgal for more information on RAD.  Obviously Regional Administrator Basgal’s remarks were a big hit.  While in San Diego, Regional Administrator Basgal met with the new San Diego mayor, former Congressman, Bob Filner, and other civic leaders of housing programs.

More information on Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)