D3G Welcomes Amber Skoby to the Housing Preservation Services Team
D3G is always excited to add new people to our team, especially those that bring a lot to the table! In this field, it takes a village to get projects completed. Our team practices consistent communication, offers reliable skills and knowledge, and includes a multitude of services that set your project up for success.
One of our newest hires, Amber Skoby, is no exception to the above. Amber will be joining our Housing Preservation Services (HPS) as the HPS Consulting Team Leader. Amber will provide strategic consulting services to Public Housing Authorities for transactions involving RAD and SAC Section 18 conversions. In her role, she will create asset repositioning strategies, establish comprehensive transaction timelines, and advise on all aspects of the RAD approval process, from initial application to financing plan submissions.
“Amber guided the conversion of Bloomington Housing Authority’s entire portfolio through the RAD program, including rehab work utilizing tax credits and RAD and SAC blends,” said Matt Sweet, HPS Director of Technical Services. “Her first-hand experience on processes and procedures required by HUD makes her a tremendous asset to housing authorities and our existing services. We are confident that her insight and expertise will help us make significant progress on the ever-growing demand for affordable housing.”
Before joining D3G, Amber was the Executive Director of Bloomington Housing Authority, where she focused on capital improvements, resident self-sufficiency programs, and community partnerships. In this role, she also led the portfolio conversion of all public housing units through the RAD program and Special Applications Center, leveraging over $70.8 million in public and private investments to preserve 320 affordable housing units. Notably, she created and built the capacity for Summit Hill Community Development, an instrumentality of Bloomington Housing Authority, using the experience gained in RAD and LIHTC transactions to become a local non-profit developer.
“Housing authorities serve such a critical need in our communities. I want to be a dedicated, creative professional that helps rebrand housing authorities to be innovative, resilient, and respected leaders in the affordable housing industry,” said Amber. “I can empathize with the weight of the decision trying to improve the operations while still managing the day-to-day work. Selecting the right repositioning strategy requires knowledge of the options, but it’s not always clear where to start, especially for PHAs new to the refinancing or development process. D3G is well-positioned to be a one-stop-shop in navigating the many complexities and nuances of the repositioning and recapitalization processes. I am thrilled to be part of this team of experts helping to make sure housing authorities can keep offering housing opportunities to the next generations in need.”
D3G is the nation’s leading full-service environmental, engineering, and energy due diligence firm. We innovate solutions to our nation’s largest challenges with affordable housing. With over 27 years of experience, and as one of the original HUD Multifamily Accelerated Process (MAP) third-party consultants, our rich history in housing has helped shape the FHA mortgage insurance industry. Our firm has guided many housing professionals through the due diligence process. Let us lead the way through your next HUD, FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or RAD/Section 18 real estate financing project.