Long Term Housing Strategy

The City of New Albany has entered into a contractual agreement with Patrick Costigan and CF Housing Group, headquartered in Washington, DC to assist the New Albany Housing Authority in planning a strategy to meet the capital maintenance needs of the public housing authority.

The goal is to present a plan to HUD which satisfies all public housing requirements and improves the living conditions for all residents and citizens of New Albany. Scott Wood, Director of Planning and Zoning, along with David Duggins, Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment will facilitate and coordinate the adoption of the new plan into the city’s new comprehensive plan, which is already in the beginning stages.  The City is hopeful that a working document will be produced for review by July of 2016.

“We are looking forward to a practical plan for improvement to the public housing stock and a long term strategy for a healthier City of New Albany,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan.

About Patrick Costigan… Patrick Costigan has nearly 35 years of experience in affordable housing and community development policy, program design, implementation and administrative management. While at HUD, Costigan led the effort to establish and build-out the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or RAD, which enables public housing authorities and private owners to preserve critical affordable housing across the country.

Costigan also worked to maintain support for Choice Neighborhoods and other HUD priorities on Capitol Hill, and helped internally integrate an array of public and assisted housing recapitalization programs. Additionally, he served as HUD’s point-person in helping the San Francisco Housing Authority and Mayor Edwin Lee begin to reposition over 4,500 units of public housing in the Bay Area. Costigan holds master’s degrees in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and in community planning from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.