Elizabeth Rust has specific experience with Municipal Housing Trusts.
She worked for the Housing Trust from its inception through all aspects of its operation and has assisted other housing trusts with implementation and action plans.
Elizabeth Rust has direct experience with Chapter 40B projects: working on specific Chapter 40B development projects, working extensively with the Chapter 40B Guidelines and Regulations promulgated by DHCD. She is familiar with the Subsidized Housing Inventory and Chapter 40B Monitoring guidelines, including DHCD LIP requirements.
Elizabeth Rust is also versed in the Fair Housing Laws, as well as the HUD HOME Program. Elizabeth Rust is an approved lottery and monitoring agent, and has administered many affordable housing lotteries, qualified applicants for income eligibility, and performed resale agent services, including Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans (AFMHP). Activities include affirmative fair marketing, advertising and community outreach, application distribution, information sessions and presentations, applicant qualification and determination of income/asset eligibility, lottery administration, award of units, lender and buyer support, assistance on closing, and verification of affordable housing restrictions and recorded documents. This includes finding eligible buyers for over 250 affordable housing units, administering 30+ lotteries, and reviewing over 750 applicants for eligibility.
Elizabeth Rust is a frequent speaker at affordable housing conferences, participating in over 20 conferences since 2007, speaking on topics such as include creating affordable housing through Community Preservation Act funds, Proactive Monitoring, Housing Trusts, and Fair Housing.