Phillip Kash is HR&A’s Newest Partner

“Phillip applies creativity and an unparalleled knowledge of federal policy to serve clients in our resilience and affordable housing practices, two issues of seminal importance to the future of American cities. We welcome him to the Partnership. ”


– John Alschuler, Chairman


We are thrilled to announce that Phillip Kash has been promoted to Partner. As a leading expert on urban policy, Phillip works across the country to develop and implement strategies and programs that address two of the most pressing challenges facing cities today: resilient climate adaptation and housing affordability. He joins fellow partner Stan Wall as a leader in HR&A’s growing Washington, D.C. office.
Phillip began his career adapting cities to changing climate conditions in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Since joining HR&A in 2015, he has led some of the firm’s largest resiliency work, including the delivery of technical assistance to states and local governments throughout the country as part of the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC);  the development of Climate Ready Boston; and the financing, development, and governance strategies for the Ohio Creek Watershed Transformation project in Norfolk, VA, the Gentilly Resilience District in New Orleans, and the Ilse de Jean Resettlement Project effort in Southern Louisiana.
As a leader of HR&A’s affordable housing practice, Phillip works closely with local governments and stakeholders to establish comprehensive approaches that revise land use regulation, leverage public subsidy, and strengthen tenants’ rights. He has supported the creation of numerous plans that improve affordability and meet community goals, including helping the City of Detroit design and implement a Multifamily Affordable Housing Strategy; facilitating the approval of the first annual allocation plan by Pittsburgh’s Housing Opportunity Fund; and creating a housing plan for Wake County, NC, which dedicated $75M to affordable housing and added 1,400 affordable housing units to its development pipeline in 2018.
Prior to joining HR&A, Phillip advised on affordable housing, nonprofit business planning, neighborhood revitalization, and resilient recovery programs at Enterprise Community Partners. Several of his engagements were in part of HUD’s One Community Planning and Development program and the National Resource Network.
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