Affordable Housing

Kristina Smock Consulting works with nonprofit affordable housing providers, intermediaries, foundations and local governments to support affordable housing policy and planning.

Areas of expertise include:

  • ­   Affordable housing policy
  • ­   Community building
  • ­   Resident services
  • ­   Strategic planning
  • ­   Program development

SAMPLE PROJECTS

Community Development Network, Permanent Supportive Housing Project: Coordinated a strategic planning and research process to address the technical and resource barriers to developing permanent supportive housing, 2005-2007.

Home Forward, Resident Communications Strategic Initiative: Coordinated research and analysis for a project to gather input from public housing, affordable housing and Section 8 residents on how to improve Home Forward’s communication with them, 2011.

Housing Authority of Portland, Community Building Research: Conducted best practices research on effective strategies for community building in economically diverse urban housing, 2007.

Housing Development Center, Capital Needs Analysis. Wrote a briefing paper on the capital needs of Seattle’s affordable housing portfolio for the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing, 2008.

Oregon Opportunity Network, Resident Services Opportunity Project: Coordinated research and stakeholder engagement with a statewide network of affordable housing organizations to develop recommendations for supporting the stability and success of low-income tenants, 2010.

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative, Strategic Planning: Facilitated a strategic planning process and focus groups to guide program planning, 2003-2004.