This paper will focus on programs that subsidize the building or rehabilitation of units for owner occupancy, as opposed to the development of rental properties. Most weak market neighborhoods already feature a high proportion of renters and high rates of vacancy.
About Peter Gagliardi
Peter A. Gagliardi has been the Executive Director of HAP, Inc., a regional housing partnership serving the 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties, since 1991. Mr. Gagliardi is a past president of both the Massachusetts Non-Profit Housing Association and Citizens Housing & Planning Association; he continues to serve on both boards. In addition he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Housing Partnership Network, National Rural Housing Coalition, and Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund. He also serves as a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the City of Springfield’s Community Advisory Committee, and the Steering Committee of the Human Service Forum, based in Springfield. Prior to coming to HAP, Mr. Gagliardi served as Director of Private Housing for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development and Director of Field Operations for the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. He also served as Associate Executive Director of Rural Housing Improvement, Inc. in Winchendon, MA from 1973 – 1986. Mr. Gagliardi holds a degree in Government from Harvard University and teacher certification from Fitchburg State College. He did graduate work in Politics at Brandeis University