Michael H. Reardon

Michael Reardon represents both public and private clients who provide affordable multifamily housing across the country. He uses his years of experience at HUD and in the private sector to assist his clients in navigating numerous HUD regulatory requirements and finding practical solutions for incorporating them into complex transactions.

What do you focus on?

Mixed finance development

Since leaving HUD, I have focused my practice on the development of mixed income affordable housing projects that use HUD program funds to leverage additional development and operational financing from both the public and private sector. I help public and private clients structure affordable housing projects in ways that incorporate HUD and other funding agency requirements into the transaction.

Regulatory advice

Because of the years I’ve worked on HUD programs, I’m able to advise clients about compliance with HUD and other requirements applicable to affordable housing developments. My advice helps clients respond to issues raised by HUD, other government agencies, lenders or investors in all of HUD’s programs. My particular focus is reconciling differing requirements in various HUD programs and other funding programs so that they work together in complex affordable housing transactions with numerous sources of funding.

Advising the industry

I also advise and work with affordable housing industry groups to interpret HUD regulatory and other requirements in order to keep their members current on HUD requirements and to provide comments to HUD on proposed changes and new HUD programs such as the Rental Assistance Demonstration.

What do you see on the horizon?

In the immediate future, the trend will continue to be finding ways to do more, even with decreased funding; HUD’s RAD program is the perfect example of leveraging limited resources to bring about improved housing.


“The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program,” chapter in Navigating HUD Programs: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Labyrinth, 2012. (Co-author)


Michael H. Reardon


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8304

Fax: 202-585-8080

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.


U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

District of Columbia

U.S. Supreme Court

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