Leaders to Tackle Affordable Housing Reboot

NHPF (The NHP Foundation), a national leader in providing quality affordable housing to America’s working poor, seniors and families, today announced its 2018 fundraising event. “Housing & Health: The Backbone of Strong Communities” will be held October 16th at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The event combines education and celebration, featuring a range of participants and honorees including former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros.

NHPF’s event will be split into two parts. Kicking off the event is an “Afternoon of Learning,” where the Foundation will present its Trailblazer Awards to four lawmakers leading national affordable housing policy- Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Jim Himes (D-CT).

“The bi-partisan congresspeople we are honoring today consistently ‘fight the good fight’ to preserve and create more affordable housing while also recognizing the importance of how such housing keeps residents safe and healthy and benefits society overall,” said Richard Burns, President & CEO, The NHP Foundation. “We are grateful for their continuing efforts to guide those in the industry even in the most uncertain times.”

Following the awards presentation, the afternoon will feature a report calling for an “affordable housing reboot” stressing the involvement of the healthcare system in delivering increased affordable housing presented by Ryan Moser, CSH (The Corporation for Supportive Housing). Following the report will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Tiffany Manuel, VP Knowledge, Impact & Strategy, Enterprise Community Partners.

“Today the industry is looking for the best ways to ensure housing for all and the role healthcare providers play,” continued Burns. “This discussion will explore a variety of strategies including the idea of a new collaborative funding model of privatized housing vouchers.”

After the panel, the event will transition into “An Evening of Recognition” cocktail reception and awards dinner. Throughout the event, NHPF will honor special guests including: Henry Cisneros, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1993–1997); Thom Amdur, EVP & ED, National Housing & Rehabilitation Association; Michael Bodaken, President, National Housing Trust (1993–2018); Monica Mitchell, VP Community Development, Wells Fargo; Michael Novogradac, Managing Partner, Novogradac & Company and Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development.

Over 300 attendees are expected, including developers and builders, policy-makers, affordable housing advocates, healthcare leaders, and many in the media, law, finance and philanthropic sectors. Proceeds will benefit The NHP Foundation’s Fund for New Development, which supports the acquisition, pre-development, development and service-enriched affordable housing properties in communities around the country.

About The NHP Foundation
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, I.L., The NHP Foundation (NHPF) was launched on January 30, 1989, as a publicly supported 501(c)(3) not-for-profit real estate corporation. NHPF is dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing that is both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities. NHPF also provides a robust resident services program to nearly 18,000 community residents. Through partnerships with major financial institutions, the public sector, faith-based initiatives, and other not-for-profit organizations, NHPF has 49 properties, including more than 8,000 units, in 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.nhpfoundation.org.

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