Roger Herzog currently serves as the Executive Director for the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), where he works with community development corporations (CDCs) and other non-profit organizations on new affordable and supportive housing development and assists tenants, owners, CDCs, and local communities on strategies for preserving existing affordable housing (expiring use and Section 8 projects).CEDAC plays a key role in the state’s housing preservation efforts. Roger also serves as Executive Director of CEDAC’s affiliate, the Children’s Investment Fund, which provides financing and technical assistance to non-profit early education and out of school time providers.
In addition, Roger currently serves as the chair of the Interagency Supportive Housing Working Group, a Massachusetts initiative to create 1,000 units of permanent supportive housing and improve interagency collaboration.
As executive director, Roger brings over 25 years of experience in Massachusetts in the housing and community development field, including work in both the public and non-profit sectors. From 1993 until 1999, Roger worked on affordable housing programs for the City of Cambridge Community Development Department, including serving as the City’s Housing Director from 1996 until 1999. While in Cambridge, Roger led the City’s efforts to respond to major changes in the local housing market following the end of the City’s 25-year old rent control system in 1995. Prior to joining the City, Roger served from 1987 to 1992 as the Community Development Director of Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Inc. (IBA), a large Boston-based CDC. While at IBA, Roger oversaw housing and community development efforts on rental, homeownership, expiring use, and special needs housing projects as well as a child care facility project.In the early 1980s, Roger worked for the Cambridge Housing Authority, administering the Section 8 and related leased housing programs.
Roger earned his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1980 and Master of City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987.His Master’s thesis addressed strategies for rehousing homeless families.