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Amber Madden

Regional Vice President, Midwest


Amber Madden serves as the Regional Vice President for the Midwest region. Amber is an experienced leader in federal grant program implementation with over ten 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, sub-recipient management, and CDBG-DR-funded programs, including FEMA local match.  

She has provided her expertise to large CDBG-DR and HUD grantees such as the City of Houston, Puerto Rico, Florida, West Virginia, California, and the City of New York, overseeing and supporting nearly $10 billion in federally funded grant programs. 

 

Firm Role

Amber oversees all Housing Community Development and Infrastructure contracts and provides subject matter expertise related to federally funded grant programs for state and local grantees.

Disaster Experience

  • Led the $1.2B Florida Emergency Rental Assistance Program on behalf of the Department of Children and Families
  • 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.

Training

  • 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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