Public Sector Collaborations

FiPR Commits to Sustainable Recovery with HUD & PRDV

On August 25, Filantropía Puerto Rico (FiPR) committed to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Puerto Rico’s Departamento de la Vivienda (PRDV) on the shared focus on sustainable recovery.


Below please find meeting details, agenda, and comments:



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s upcoming Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island Virtual Philanthropic Roundtable on Wednesday, August 25th from 10:00am – 12:00pm EST.

The purpose of this roundtable is to engage with philanthropy working in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to gain insight and advice on foundations’ engagements and assessments of the recovery thus far, as well as to identify current challenges and future opportunities.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Virtual Philanthropic Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 PM EST

  • Ben Winter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, HUD

  • Michele Perez, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Field Policy and Management, HUD

  • Efrain Maldonado, San Juan Field Office Director, HUD

HUD: Overview & Updates on Funding
  • Arthur Jemison, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD

  • Kevin Bush, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Grant programs, HUD

Departamento de la Vivienda Updates
  • María del Carmen Figueroa, Esq., Assistant Deputy Secretary for Disaster Recovery

Virgin Island Housing Finance Authority Updates
  • Daryl Griffith, Executive Director

Foundation Updates
  • Hispanic Federation – Charlotte Gossett Navarro, Puerto Rico Chief Director

  • Hispanics in Philanthropy – Ana Marie Argilagos, President

  • Puerto Rico Community Foundation – Dr. Nelson Colon, President

  • St. Croix Foundation for Community Development – Deanna J. James, President

  • Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands – Dee Baecher-Brown, President

  • St. John Community Foundation – Ian Samuel, Board Member

Open Discussion of Challenges/Opportunities/Next Steps
  • Facilitated by Kevin Bush, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Grant programs, HUD and Cindy Campbell, Director of International & Philanthropic Affairs, HUD

Concluding Remarks
  • Adrianne Todman, Deputy Secretary, HUD

If you are a grantmaker seeking to improve the lives of the marginalized, become a member to connect with other philanthropic entities and amplify your impact.


Keep track of our moves