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Partnering across borders and across sectors


The Office for International and Philanthropic Affairs Division (IPAD) creates and strengthens partnerships and conducts research and policy analysis across borders and sectors to assist HUD program offices in achieving their goals.

IPAD’s mission is to foster partnerships and maximize collaboration with the international and philanthropic communities to support HUD’s strategic objectives. Through partnerships, we leverage the resources, research, expertise, and ideas of a network of organizations to improve HUD’s impact in communities.



Sourcing Opportunities and Information Exchange: Gauge needs and desired improvements from HUD offices. Identify opportunities for collaboration with international and domestic partners.

Project Incubation and Partnership Development: Connect stakeholders. Share knowledge and tools. Develop partnership strategies and work plans.

Implementation and Knowledge Capture: Align and leverage resources. Coordinate actions. Inform policy decisions. Communicate lessons learned.




Advice + Consultation


Partnership Development


Knowledge Capture + Dissemination


Facilitate Information Exchange



37 organizations and government agencies partaking in the U.S. Habitat III Committee

67 jurisdictions received capacity building from the Rockefeller Foundation on applying for Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funding

$8,679,000 for advancing Pay for Success financing agreements that support permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless

100+ participants a year as part of international study tours from 6 continents

10 foundations a year recognized with the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

10 German and American cities participating Dialogues for Change, a trans-Atlantic learning network of city-to-city peer exchange



The IPAD Archives is composed of collections of archived web pages that are no longer being updated. The intent of these pages is to catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials.