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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.


NALHFA is governed by a 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.



Rich Froehlich 

New York, NY 
Housing Development Corporation



Dawn Arnold

Atlanta, GA

Invest Atlanta


Vivian Benjamin
Montgomery County, MD
Housing Opportunities Commission

Cheree Gulley 
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Housing Finance Authority 


Immediate Past President

Ron Williams
Houston, Texas
Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation









Bill Brewer

Carson City, Nevada

Nevada Rural Housing Authority


Damon Burns

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Finance Authority of New Orleans 


Jessica Smith Perry 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Urban Redevelopment Authority


Christopher Donald

Washington, DC

DC Housing Authority


Jonah Lee

San Francisco, California
Mayor's Office of Housing


W.D. Morris
Orange County, Florida

Orange County Housing Finance Authority









Jim Shaw

Austin, TX

Capital Area Housing Finance Authority


Sean Spear

Los Angeles, CA

Housing Department City of Los Angeles 


Melissa Taphorn

Woodbury, Minnesota

Washington County Community Development Agency






















Jonathan M. Paine, CAE

Title: Executive Director
Phone: 202-367-2496







Kevin McKenney

Title: Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 202-367-2480






Allison Ward

Title: Membership & Operations Associate
Phone: (202) 367-2319





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5/12/2021 » 5/15/2021
NALHFA 2021 Annual Conference

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NALHFA 2022 Annual Conference

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