Article Out Loud - 7 Best Practices for Implementing Housing Recovery Programs

By DAINA RUBACK, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness, August 02, 2023.

Implementing Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery housing recovery programs can be complex and challenging and, if not done correctly, can result in delays, inefficiencies, and inequitable outcomes. These seven best practices can help avoid common program pitfalls.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Daina Ruback

Daina Rubackis adirectoronthe Housing, Community Development & Infrastructure (HCDI) team at Tidal Basin Group. She oversees a portfolio of programs, including CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT, Homeowner Assistance Fund, and Technical Assistance contracts,and serves as asubject matter experton federal grants management. Prior to her time at Tidal Basin,sheworked for the city of New York’s Office of Management and Budget, leadingprogramand policy for their Community Development Task Force after her role as lead for the city’s$3 billionCDBG-DR housing recovery portfolio. Afterworkingas a trainer and educator with the Peace Corps in Nicaragua,sheheld positions promoting small business and entrepreneurship with the Women’s Enterprise Development Center in New York and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs in Washington, DC. 



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