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Housing Visionary Awards Gala 2022

June 14

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On Tuesday, June 14, NHC will host our Annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala at the Anthem in Washington, D.C.! Housers from across the country will join us to recognize our four outstanding honorees, David Adame, Jim King, Pamela Patenaude, and Nan Roman. Click here to reserve your tickets today, or contact Amanda Mitchell with any questions about the event.


David Adame is President and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), one of the country’s largest Hispanic community development corporations. Adame’s tenure at CPLC has seen the organization undergo significant expansion and play a central role in distributing housing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before CPLC, Adame held several community development roles in the Phoenix area, including Fannie Mae’s Arizona Partnership Office and the Phoenix Office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

Jim King is CEO and President of Fahe, a network of over 50 nonprofits across Appalachia working to advance regional prosperity through housing, education, health, social services, and economic opportunity. King joined Fahe in 1990 as one of the organization’s first staff members and has been the organization’s President since 2000, a role in which he has solidified Fahe’s role as a leading facilitator of regional collaboration.

Pamela Hughes Patenaude is an accomplished real estate, housing policy, and disaster recovery expert with a four-decade record of success as an executive in government, nonprofit sector, and private industry. Patenaude is an Independent Director of loanDepot, Inc. (NYSE: LDI) and an Independent Director for Target Hospitality, Corp. (NASDAQ: TH). Additionally, Patenaude serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity International as well as the Board of Directors for the Bipartisan Policy Center. Patenaude is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Home Builders Institute (HBI). Patenaude is also a member of the Social Impact Advisory Board for the Center Creek Housing Funds. Patenaude is Principal of Granite Housing Strategies, LLC, serving as a strategic advisor for clients engaged in real estate development, affordable housing, and disaster recovery management. Patenaude served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As HUD’s Chief Operating Officer, Patenaude managed the day-to-day operations of the $52 billion cabinet level agency with a diverse portfolio of federal housing and community development programs.

Nan Roman is CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the leading national organization dedicated to addressing the issue of homelessness. She is a leading voice on innovating solutions for ending homelessness in communities across the country, and has worked closely with Congress and relevant federal agencies to ensure decent housing for all Americans.


Event details

Gala program:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Registration and Reception
  • 7:00 p.m.: Dinner
  • 7:45 p.m.: Program

Dress: Business or cocktail attire

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt House Washington, DC / The Wharf. To secure your room at the discounted rate, please book your stay using the link HERE or call the hotel directly at 202.554.1234 and reference the National Housing Conference. Rooms must be booked by Friday, May 20, 2022 to receive the discounted rate.
Onsite Parking: We recommend utilizing the Metro, Uber or Taxi to get to The Anthem; however, there is a parking garage located underneath the venue that is easily accessible. For directions on how to best access the garage, please visit HERE. If you will be taking the Metro to the event, the closest Metro Station is the Waterfront Metro.


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June 14


901 Wharf Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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