Supporting Affordable Housing Projects with Progressive Data Management

In an effort to better manage its assets, the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID), which develops and preserves affordable housing, neighborhood investments, and social services for low- and moderate-income families, created an Asset Management Division. To help the division improve its operations, FUSE executive fellow Sean Doss oversaw the implementation of proprietary project management software, which provides data for better analyzing and managing the city’s extensive portfolio of housing resources and services.

Sean is now working to bring the database to all of HCID to manage the full life cycle of an affordable housing project, from application and loan origination to construction to loan portfolio and asset management. Sean will work with the appropriate stakeholders to build and test the database, as well as evaluate its effectiveness and recommend enhancements. Once the system is in place, he will recommend ways to use the tool to enhance AMD’s affordable housing asset management.