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Elizabeth Strojan joined the New York City Housing Development Corporation and Department of Housing Preservation & Development as Director of Government affairs in March 2017 to lead federal affairs work for both agencies. Before joining HDC and HPD, Elizabeth was director of public policy and external affairs for the New York office of Enterprise Community Partners. At Enterprise, Elizabeth founded the state and local policy program, since replicated in markets nationwide, ensuring that the organization plays a leading role in policy coalitions, builds strategic relationships with policy makers, and provides key analysis and recommendations to the field. Elizabeth got her start in affordable housing as a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow at University Neighborhood Housing Program in the Bronx. Before moving to New York, she served as an environmental education volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Madagascar and coordinator of the Bonner Scholars program at her alma mater in Kentucky. Elizabeth holds a dual master’s degree in economics and international political economy and development from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Centre College.

 

 

Peter Lawrence is Director of Public Policy & Government Relations for Novogradac & Company LLP. In this role, he coordinates the firm’s public policy and government relations work on low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), the new markets tax credit (NMTC), the historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC), renewable energy tax credits, and U.S. Housing & Urban Development programs. Prior to joining Novogradac & Company, Mr. Lawrence was the senior director of public policy and government affairs for Enterprise Community Partners where he led the execution of Enterprise’s policy and advocacy agenda. His primary issue responsibilities were tax (including LIHTC and NMTC advocacy as well as tax incentives to promote green and sustainable building), affordable housing preservation and rental housing policy. While at Enterprise, he helped found the Affordable Rental Housing A.C.T.I.O.N. (A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods) Campaign, the big tent industry coalition bringing investors, syndicators, for-profit and nonprofit developers, and other LIHTC professionals in all 50 states together to advocate for the credit.


He was the secretary of the board of directors of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, as well as a member of the board of directors of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition. Mr. Lawrence was also a legislative and policy associate at the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), focusing on the LIHTC, tax-exempt housing private activity bond programs, and government sponsored enterprises (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks).

 

 

Heather Voorman is the Policy Director for NALHFA. She received her B.S. from South Dakota State University and her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Prior to joining NALHFA, Heather worked as the Consolidated Plan and Community Development Coordinator for the State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development. Additionally, her previous professional experience includes Community Outreach Specialist for The Groundwater Foundation and Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives handling topics including housing, small business, and regulatory issues.

 

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2018 NALHFA Annual Conference

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