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The President of The Schiff Group, Joseph G. Schiff, has over 30 years of housing experience. In addition to 14 years as a Realtor in Louisville, Mr. Schiff served 7 years in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -- three years as the Kentucky Field Office Manager and four years as America's top public housing official, HUD's Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

He has an unequaled knowledge of HUD rules and regulations, a national perspective on what is happening in public housing, and a private sector orientation of what's practical for housing authority management. He has worked with housing authorities of all sizes and from all parts of the country.

Mr. Schiff has a unique perspective on public housing in America. Having led America's public housing program as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing during the first Bush Administration, Mr. Schiff was at the center of the action helping mold the industry and creating a wide variety of programs. He was present at the birth of the HOPE VI program and participated in its legislative beginnings. Rather than merely repeating HUD regulations, Mr. Schiff can often explain the "why" behind a statutory or regulatory requirement.

Mr. Schiff is also one of the most knowledgeable people available regarding current public housing events in Washington, and he speaks all across the country to various public housing groups on this topic. For example, he hosted three programs on the Housing Television Network to explain the facts and ramifications of the programmatic changes enacted by federal legislation. He testified on March 11, 1997, before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on H.R. 2 -- The Housing Opportunity and Responsibility Act of 1997.

Mr. Schiff is extremely familiar with what agencies are doing to face the 21st Century. The Schiff Group has produced a Comprehensive Agency Plan Package in conjunction with NAHRO that is helping over 1000 housing authorities with their agency planning requirements.

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