Elizabeth Rust has a great deal of experience as a professional in the affordable housing industry.
Elizabeth Rust currently manages the innovative Regional Housing Services Office, which is based in her hometown of Concord, MA. The RHSO provides administrative housing services through a regional collaboration between the seven towns of Acton, Bedford, Burlington, Concord, Lexington, Sudbury and Weston. The RHSO was established in 2011 and was the recipient of the Massachusetts Municipal Association Innovation award in 2012.
The Regional Housing Services Office serves local communities, assisting largely with the municipal function of affordable housing. With RHSO, Elizabeth Rust has been responsible for proactive monitoring of ownership and rental housing, project development, program administration, HOME program management, resident assistance, among many other things.
Regional Housing Services Office provides an informative website providing information for affordable housing including:
- Capital Improvement and Home Repair
- Fuel Assistance
- Loan Modification
- Property Tax Exemptions
- Resale Process
- State Programs for Homeowners
- Town Specific Information
- Other Local Services
Elizabeth Rust also provides services consulting services for municipalities in the area of administrative affordable housing services, Municipal Housing Trusts, monitoring of affordable units, training and procedure development, and program development and implementation.