Amber Madden

Amber Madden

Director of CDBG Programs

Professional Profile

Ms. Madden is a Disaster Recovery professional with over 10 years of economic and community development experience, including work in federal, HUD, and CDBG-DR grants management, housing, infrastructure, economic revitalization, resiliency, and financial management areas.  She is an expert in federal procurement regulations, subrecipient management, and CDBG-DR-funded FEMA local match. She has provided her expertise to large CDBG-DR and HUD grantees such as the City of Houston, Puerto Rico, and the City of New York.

Disaster Experience

  • Served as Policy and Program lead for NYC’s $4.2 billion CDBG-DR grant for Hurricane Sandy recovery which included over $3 billion in multi and single-family housing programs; approximately $100 million in economic revitalization programs; and $1.1 billion in infrastructure, mitigation and resiliency programs.
  • Assisted the City of Houston set up efficient financial policies and procedures for the implementation of its $1.2 billion CDBG-DR allocation for Hurricane Harvey Recovery programs.
  • Currently serving as technical advisor on Puerto Rico’s single-family housing recovery program, R3.  Her focus areas include the establishment of efficient workflows, documentation requirements, and overall contract oversight and implementation.


  • Various HUD trainings including CDBG Regulations, DRGR, and Federal Cross-Cutting Regulations including 2 CFR 200, URA, and DBRA
  • Spanish/English Bilingual 
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