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About NALHFA

Mission

The National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA), founded in 1982, is the national association of professionals working to finance affordable housing in the broader community development context at the local level. As a non-profit association, NALHFA is an advocate before Congress and federal agencies on legislative and regulatory issues affecting affordable housing and provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to its members and the public. Members are city and county agencies, non-profits, and private firms, such as underwriters, consultants, financial advisers, bond counsel, and rating agencies, which help in producing housing from concept to completion.

Our mission…NALHFA’s mission is to provide leadership in the field of affordable housing finance and to deliver quality services to our members.

Our vision…NALHFA’s vision is to be the premier national association of local government housing agencies advancing the interests of our members and providing leadership in the field of affordable housing finance.

Leadership

NALHFA is governed by a fourteen person Board of Directors, including five officers — President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and an Immediate Past President.

Care is taken to ensure that the Board is a reasonably accurate reflection of the membership and includes representatives from the regular member agencies from locations characterized by a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic conditions. The President appoints members to a variety of committees to assist in conducting NALHFA business. Policy is developed by the Board of Directors based on committee recommendations and concerns of the general membership.

Day-to-day administration of the Association's affairs is carried out by the staff at NALHFA's National Headquarters.

OFFICERS

President
Ron Williams
Houston, Texas
Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation

Vice-President
W. D. Morris
Orange County, Florida
Housing Finance Authority

Treasurer
Vivian Benjamin
Montgomery County, MD
Housing Opportunities Commission

Secretary
Tom Cummings
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Urban Redevelopment Authority

Immediate Past President
Ernestine Garey
Atlanta, Georgia
Invest Atlanta

DIRECTORS

Rushmore Cervantes
Los Angeles, California
Department of Housing

Kurt Creager
Fairfax County, VA
Department of Housing & Community Development

Rich Froehlich
New York, New York
Housing Development Corporation

Cheree Gulley
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Housing Finance Authority

Olson Lee
San Francisco, California
Mayor's Office of Housing

Maria Day-Marshall
Washington, DC
Housing Finance Agency

Jim Shaw
Austin, TX
Capital Area Housing Finance Corporation

Mtumishi St. Julien
New Orleans, Louisiana
Finance Authority

Staff

Mr. Jason Boehlert

Title: Executive Director
E-mail: jboehlert@nalhfa.org
Phone: 202-367-1225

From 2003 – 2010 Jason served as Director of Government Relations for the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), where he worked for Matt Chase, now Executive Director of the National Association of Counties. He also successfully lobbied for nearly $1 billion in combined FY 2009 appropriations for the Economic Development Administration, including $150 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. He also worked for the National Association of Home Builders, where he developed the first ever formal working agreement between county officials and home builders establishing a common policy agenda on smart growth and housing development issues.

Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1995 from Santa Clara University (CA) and a Master’s in Political Management from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Jack Charlton

Title: Membership & Operations Coordinator
E-mail: jcharlton@nalhfa.org
Phone: (202) 367-2385

Jack Charlton joined NALHFA in May of 2015. He comes to NALHFA from the REALTOR® Association of Prince William, where he served as the Events & Marketing Manager. He also worked closely with the Legislative Committee to help PWAR meet their annual RPAC goal. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Mary Washington.

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